Tips & Tricks
Acropolium of Carthage (Colline de Byrsa, Carthage) — a.k.a. Saint Louis Cathedral, is an old Roman Catholic cathedral located in Carthage (outskirts of Tunis). The cathedral, proximate to ancient Punic and Roman ruins, was built in 1890 (the early years that Tunisia was a French protectorate). The cathedral was named after France’s King Louis IX, […]
Au Bon Vieux Temps (56 rue Hedi Zarrouk, Sidi Bou Saïd) –– far from being a chain, Au Bon Vieux Temps boasts two of the best restaurants in Tunis situated in the coastal resorts of La Marsa and Sidi Bou Saïd. The branch in La Marsa can be reached by rail and is conveniently situated […]
The small nation of Tunisia (located in the middle of the North African coast – whose Mediterranean shoreline faces Sicily and Sardinia) has a rich history which goes back to the Phoenicians, who first settled there in the 12th century BC. Out of that migration from what’s now Lebanon, the civilization of Carthage was eventually […]
Jamaïca Club (El Hana International, 49 Avenue Habib Bourguiba, Tunis) — this rooftop bar (on the 10th floor of the Hana Hotel) is popular with both locals and expats, since it provides a great view of the city (including the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul, La Goulette Road, and Avenue de Carthage, […]
Central Park Mall (Rue Mokhtar Attia/Rue Jean Jaurès, Tunis) – this is a three-level shopping center with various retailers (such as Mango, Puma, Motivi, and others), a food court, and a supermarket.
Antonine Baths (Amilcar, Carthage) — Located on the seaside at the north-eastern corner of ancient Carthage, the Antonine Baths today retain very little of their former splendor. Of the largest bath complex in the African provinces and the third largest bath complex in the Roman world, measuring about 35,000 sq. meters, only remnants of the […]