Sidi Bou Saïd

Sidi Bou Saïd

This village, laden with history and spirituality, crossing point of artists and writers, was recently ranked as one of the most charming villages in the world. More »

Chenini

Chenini

Chenini (Arabic: شنيني‎) is a ruined Berber village in the Tataouine district in southern Tunisia. Located on a hilltop near a modern village of the same name, Chenini was a fortified granary, or ksar (plural ksour.) More »

Sbeitla

Sbeitla

The ancient site of Sufetula is partly incorporated into the town of Sbeitla which, almost a thousand and a half years later, succeeded to it as one of the main towns of the Higher Steppe. More »

DJERBA

DJERBA

A large island, approximately 20 by 20 kilometers, Djerba lies just off the northeastern coast of Africa, in southeastern Tunisia, near the Libyan border. Set on the Gulf of Gabes, More »

DESERT TUNISIA

DESERT TUNISIA

tthe Sahara offers large amounts of photogenic scenery. The erg, or sand desert, takes the shape of hills, valleys, peaks and fine wrinkles shaped by the movement of the wind. More »

 

Category Archives: MÉDINA

Les souks en medina


The souks are a real network of covered streets lined with merchants shops and artisans grouped by specialty."Clean" Trades are located near the Zitouna mosque because they attract no nuisance by smell, noise or water use. The cloth merchants, perfumers, dried fruit merchants, booksellers and wool merchants are concerned the contrary tanners, fishmongers, blacksmiths and potters who are relegated to the périphérie27.

 

 

The medina of Tunis is the historic heart of Tunis, considered as one of the best preserved Arab-Muslim cities, and has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage since 1979.It was one of the largest and richest cities of the Islamic world. Some 700 monuments, including palaces, mosques, mausoleums, madrasas and fountains, testify to this remarkable past.

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