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The city of Bizerte

The city of Bizerte is a located in northern Tunisia between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake of Bizerte, about 60 km from Tunis, known for the diversity of its beaches (Rimel, Sidi Selem, Les Grottes …) but also for its historic sites.

Bizerte city is the capital of a governorate with 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 through a corridor in the direction of Menzel Bouguiba and Tabarka, and a mobile bridge which connects it to Zarzouna then Tunis. Bizerte 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 under the reign of the Hafsids. Land of asylum in the 17th century, the city welcomed the Andalusians, driven out of 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.

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Top visits in Bizerte

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Where to stay in Bizerte

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What to do in Bizerte

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