Attractions

Top Choice Area in Sfax

Sfax Medina

Surrounded by ancient crenulated walls that could have been filched from a child's toy castle, this tourist-tat-free zone hasn't been prettified for visitors. The main narrow thoroughfares bustle with everyday comme…
Top Choice Synagogue in Jerba

El-Ghriba

The most important synagogue on Jerba and the oldest in North Africa is signposted 1km south of Erriadh, 7km south of Houmt Souq. Blank from the outside, the interior is an exquisite combination of glowing blue tile…
Top Choice Plantation in Tozeur

Palmeraie

This enormous green space has over 200,000 date palms, as well as fig and pomegranate trees and canopied garden holdings. It's best explored by foot or bicycle (ask at your hotel for recommended bike hire). Calèches…
Top Choice Mausoleum in Le Kef

Zaouia of Sidi Boumakhlouf

Below the kasbah sits this enchanting 17th-century Sufi mausoleum, with a brilliantly tiled interior and narrow tower. The guardian, gorgeous Madame Zemourda, is a descendant of one of the occupants; call and she wi…
Architectural in Hammamet

International Culture Centre

Hammamet's International Culture Centre is the ultimate party house. It's a mansion designed and built by Romanian millionaire George Sebastian from 1920 to 1932. Frank Lloyd Wright said it was one of the most beaut…
Museum in Carthage

Musée de Carthage

At the Musée de Carthage, housed in the former French cathedral seminary, the ground floor features some fine 5th-century AD mosaics featuring lots of peachy bottoms; a Roman sculpture of a boozy Silenus and Ma…
Museum in Sousse

Museum Dar Essid

This small, private museum is also not to be missed. In a quiet part of the medina, it occupies a beautiful old home, furnished in the style of a well-to-do 19th-century Sousse official and his family. The dimension…
Architecture in Sousse

Great Mosque

The Great Mosque is a typically austere Aghlabid affair. It was built, according to a Kufic (early Arabic) inscription in the courtyard, in the year AD 851 by a freed slave called Mudam, on the instructions of the A…
Museum in Houmt Souq

Museum of Popular Arts & Traditions

Though the displays aren't especially exciting, a visit to this little museum does provide some context and perspective on the culture of the island, one you're unlikely to get at the beaches of Sidi Mahares. It hou…
Architectural in Kairouan

Maison du Gouverneur

This 18th-century residence of the former beys or pashas of Kairouan called the Maison du Gouverneur, signposted as 'Tapis-Sabra', is an exquisitely restored medina house and an extravagant counterpoint to the auste…