Welcome to the Bizerte Travel Guide : The city of Bizerte is located in northern Tunisia between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Bizerte, about 60 km from Tunis, known for the diversity of its beaches (Rimel, Sidi Selem, Les Grottes… ) but also by its historical heritage. sites.
This city is the capital of a governorate populated by more than half a million inhabitants. The city has 136,917 inhabitants in 2014. Surrounded by the Mediterranean, to the north and east, the lakes of Bizerte and Ichkeul, to the south, the city communicates by a corridor towards Menzel Bouguiba and Tabarka, and a movable bridge which connects it to Zarzouna then Tunis. It is also known for the eclecticism of its population, its medina on the edge of a small fishing port and its “Lablebi” sandwich, a typical Bizertine specialty.
Bizerte was originally a Phoenician then Roman trading post. It developed from the 13th century under the reign of the Hafsids. Land of asylum, the city welcomed the Andalusians in the 17th century, expelled from Spain under the Inquisition and the White Russians at the beginning of the century, some of whom still live in Bizerte.
It was from the French protectorate of 1881 that it became an important French military base, given its strategic position. Evacuated in 1963, it remains marked by the mixing of the populations who lived there.
The city of Bizerte in pictures
The city of Bizerte in video
Top visits in Bizerte
Bizerte is the place where you won’t get bored! Between its different beaches, its old medina and its museums, we have enough to fill a week. Discover with us the essentials of Bizerte.
Where to stay in Bizerte
In Bizerte, the choice of accommodation is so vast that it can meet all needs and all tastes! Hotels, guest houses and vacation rentals.