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Bab el Bahr - French Gate, Tunis: 4 reviews and 12 photos

  Tunisia, Tunis, Medina, French Gate
by Childish
 
  • Tunisia, Tunis, Medina, French Gate - Tunis
      Tunisia, Tunis, Medina, French Gate
    by Childish
  • Tunisia, Tunis, Medina, French Gate - Tunis
      Tunisia, Tunis, Medina, French Gate
    by Childish
  • Tunisia, Tunis, Medina, French Gate - Tunis
      Tunisia, Tunis, Medina, French Gate
    by Childish
  • Tunisia, Tunis, Medina, French Gate - Tunis
      Tunisia, Tunis, Medina, French Gate
    by Childish
 

The original name of this gate was Bab el Bahr meaning 'Gate to the Sea". Before French colonization this gate lead to Tunis lake. After building the colonial houses the gate 'separated' the Oriental from the European part. And the today's landmark of Tunis began to be known as French Gate (Porte de France).

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  • Updated Sep 29, 2006
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