Here, summer has packed its bags. But in Tunisia, it lasts all year round! A little coffee by the sea, a stroll on the beach or in the medina, exploring archaeological sites or a thalasso? Take your pick!
The charm of the capital
No-one can resist the charm of Tunis
. The tour starts in the medina, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Bab el Bahr, the "gateway to the sea", built in 1848, the Zitouna mosque with its 44-metre-high minaret, the Kasbah mosque and Dar Hussein are just some of the 700 must-see monuments in the medina. Every narrow street corner reveals a house with a decorated door, a small palace, a madrassa or a charming little square.
The souks are a delight. The atmosphere of this labyrinth of alleyways with a thousand shops is fascinating. Metal teapots, babouches (slippers), carpets, lanterns that you want to take home with you, spices that make you want to start cooking... The souks are a great place to discover craftsmen, some of whom are the last holders of ancestral know-how.
The exploration of Tunis continues with the modern districts and their Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings around Avenue Bourguiba.
Carthage, now a chic suburb of Tunis, is also worth a visit. This city, whose history dates back to antiquity, is home to some major archaeological sites. Finally, some twenty kilometres from Tunis is the village of Sidi Bou Saïd
. A real postcard, with its white houses, blue-painted doors, moucharabiehs and wrought-iron balconies.
Hammamet the artist or Djerba the gentle
How about a little 'chill out'? A good idea, because Tunisia has no shortage of seaside resorts.
Less than an hour's drive from Tunis, Hammamet has always attracted artists. Writer Oscar Wilde, painter Paul Klee and sculptor Alberto Giacometti all fell in love with the town.
Today, the town comprises Yasmine Hammamet, the modern seaside resort with its marina, hotels and golf courses, and the old town with its pretty medina and fort, built in the 9th century.
Hammamet is the ideal destination for a getaway. A magical tête-à-tête with the turquoise ocean, with your feet buried in the fine sand.
la douce owes its nickname to its mild climate. And to its long sandy beaches, which earned it the nickname of "the island of golden sands" by the writer Gustave Flaubert.
Djerba is famous but has preserved its traditional way of life. Visitors are charmed by the small villages, markets and souks of Houmt Souk
, the island's main town. The days are punctuated by the beach, the many sporting activities and the discovery of Djerba. Don't miss Djerbahood, the open-air street art museum in the village of Erriadh
, and the island of pink flamingos, a small paradise for these magnificent birds.
Tunisia is an ideal autumn destination, especially during the October holidays. Direct services from Geneva have recently been expanded, with direct flights to Enfidha-Hammamet
(easyJet) and a new airline to Tunis
(Nouvelair, in addition to Tunisair). Flight frequencies are increased during the month of October.
Information & Booking
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