Tunis Travel Guide | Tourist Guide for Tunis capital of Tunisia


The capital of Tunisia

Tunis capital of Tunisia, is first of all its medina, one of the most beautiful in the world, classified as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, its mosques, its souks with narrow and colorful streets. But you can also reach pleasant beaches in less than half an hour, just like discovering the unmissable sites of the north coast: the village of Sidi Bou Saïd, precisely renowned for its traditional architecture, its studded wooden doors and its charming Moorish cafes. Do not miss visiting the ruins of Carthage for their setting and their cultural dimension of foreground.

Even if the medina of Tunis gives the impression of a veritable labyrinth, you can quickly find your way around the minaret of the Great Mosque (or Zitouna mosque) located in the center of the covered streets. The alleys and covered passages are organized all around. We generally advance by following the flow of walkers, because the streets are quite narrow. But it’s a pleasure to walk among spice bags, fabric displays, leather poufs and ceramics. You will be tempted by many objects ! For a panoramic view of the old town, ask to access the terrace of one of the souks’ shops.

Also in the medina, for lunch or dinner at a good table, choose two addresses: Dar El Jeld, located in the street of the same name, and Dar Bel Hadj, rue des Tamis. Two establishments offering a setting of character and refined cuisine at reasonable prices.

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Where to go ?

Tunis is the place where there is no risk of getting bored! Between its different archaeological sites, its medina and its museums, it takes a week. Discover with us the essentials of Tunis.

Where to stay ?

In Tunis, the choice of accommodation is so vast that it can meet all needs and all tastes! Hotels, guesthouses and vacation rentals

Hôtels à Tunis

Tunis hotels

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Maisons d'hôtes à Tunis

Guest houses

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Locations de vacances à Tunis

Vacation location

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Want to move ?

Excursions à Tunis

Excursions in Tunis

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Excursions à Tunis

Activities in Tunis

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Circuits depuis Tunis

Tours from Tunis

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Tunis on the map

Useful information

  • Avoid walking alone at night in the old medina
  • The food in Tunisia is quite spicy, if you are served a plate with Ketchup, be careful! It’s Harissa
  • It is preferable to be accompanied by a guide approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office during the excursions
  • It is best to go through a local and licensed travel agency!


  • Country code: +216
  • Emergency Police: 197
  • Civil protection: 198
  • Port offices: 71.735.804
  • Allo Taxi: 71.783.311 / 71.840.840
  • SOS Towing 24/24: 71.255.024 / 71.256.550
  • Price control: 71,890,000
  • Toll free number for tourists: 80.100.333
  • Information: 1200/1210

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