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Tunis feels very different to the rest of Tunisia.

When we arrived in the Ville Nouvelle my first impression was that Tunis was like a French town. The taxi dropped us off at Avenue Bourguiba, a long, tree-lined Avenue with many cafes, restaurants and hotels and even a huge cathedral. This wasn't quite what I was expecting from Tunisia!

  • Last visit to Tunis: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated Jun 24, 2006
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Good tip on the Taxi. I think the shopping would be quite interesting here!

  • MikeBird's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2010 at 4:26 AM

    Hi Barry, Am considering visiting Tunis around Christmas. Some useful and helpful tips which make the city sound even more tempting. Thanks,Mike

  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Hey, like the sound of restaurant Carthage! Solid tips, as always :) D

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    We passed through Tunis many years ago - thought I remembered nothing of the place, but thanks to you I now recall seeing the cathedral! That bar sounds great, as do your restaurant tips, & you convey a fascinating sense of this "Europe meets Arab" world

  • euzkadi's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2008 at 10:21 PM

    Thank you for the information, i visited the bar, enjoyed the great night views and a couple of beers. Really was hard to find it.

  • Kid-A's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2007 at 11:44 PM

    Thanks for the info on Tunis. It looks like my girlfriend and I will be vacationing in Tunisia in December for a couple of weeks. Greetings from Germany, Brian.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2007 at 1:06 AM

    I loved my visit to Tunis so its nice to see your pics - mine are still all on 35mm pre my digital era!I recommend Maison Doree - getting a bit frayed but nice staff and place with character - clean and low priced - in the Rough guide and LP too i think.

  • Daja123's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2007 at 11:59 AM

    Your pictures and descriptions are wonderful. A very interesting journey. I also visited this place some years ago and I stil like to remember it. Thanks so much for your visit to my Ljubljana page... ;-)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2007 at 2:17 AM

    Very good tips and beautiful pictures. My first accommodation in Tunisia was in Tunis and it's very cheap and awful! Well, I liked more Sidi Bou Said than Tunis.

  • Darkswede's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2007 at 11:03 AM

    3 star hotel after european standards, they did give me a suite, sitting room / seperate bed room ,top floor. The furniture was very old and dirty chairs and bed overs and the carpets you didnt want to walk on without protection on your feet.

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