Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Ksar Oued Soltane

Ksar Oued Soltane

Ksar Oued Soltane

The ghorfas (long, barrel-vaulted rooms built to store grain) of Ksar Ouled Soltane rise a dizzying four storeys around two courtyards and are one of southern Tunisia's architectural highlights. Scenes from Star...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Gabès

Restaurant Fruit de Mer

This hugely popular open-sided restaurant near the port serves up the best seafood in town and has plenty of staff on hand to efficiently keep the crowds happy. The grilled fish or braised mussels and octopus are...

Top ChoiceInternational in Gabès

Restaurant La Lune

La Lune serves up healthy portions of pasta and pizza, but come instead for the rather good steak, beef stroganoff and excellent seafood. The candles on the tables add to the warm atmosphere.

Top ChoicePark in Tozeur


This enormous green space has more than 200,000 date palms, as well as fig and pomegranate trees and canopied garden holdings. It's best explored by foot, bicycle (ask at your hotel for recommended bike hire), or...

Historic Building in Ksar Oued Soltane

Ksar Ezzahra

Ksar Ezzahra

This is a relatively little visited ksar (Berber fortified granary), which is a shame because it almost rivals Oued Soltane as the best in the region. It is almost uniformly four storeys of ghorfas (grain stores)...

Tunisian in Gabès

Restaurant Mazar

Formerly the Oasis, this restaurant adds a touch of class to the usual fare, with both Tunisian and Franco-Arabe dishes served up in elegant if not baroque dining rooms. Premium prices reflect the surroundings...

Tunisian in Douz

Restaurant Le Rendez-Vous

A cheery restaurant tricked out in orange and blue, with dining room walls dedicated to the motor rallies that have always passed through the area. Or you can head through the back to the intimate courtyard or...

Cultural in Tozeur

Tozeur International Oasis Festival

Whoever thought so much was going on in the desert? Every year, Tozeur comes alive with storytelling, traditional music, dancing and, of course, camel and horse racing in a celebration of desert culture. The...

Music in Nefta

Rouhaniyet Festival of Sufi Music

In 2016, Nefta began to celebrate its Sufi heritage with the inaugural Rouhaniyet Festival, with four days of music, theatre and talks with participants from across the Maghreb and as far as Syria and Pakistan.

Tunisian in Tozeur

Fastfood Ham Hama

This small place is hugely popular, serving up everything from chapatis and shawarma to rotisserie chicken and couscous. The side salads and beans are a quick cheap meal in themselves.

Film Location in Matmata

Hotel Sidi Driss

This hotel and old troglodyte house is Matmata's biggest draw because of its iconic status as a Star Wars film location. Spread over several pit courtyards connected by underground tunnels, it stood in for Luke...

Film Location in Ong Jemal

Mos Espa

Mos Espa is probably Tunisia’s best-preserved Star Wars set. It’s remarkably intact and one of the best Star Wars sites in the country. The site is a collection of nearly 20 domed purpose-built buildings that...

Historic Building in Ksour Country

Ksar Joumaa

Joumaa is as good a ksar (Berber granary) as you could hope to find, with a splendid remote setting. It's almost a street of ghorfas (grain stores) at the end of a rough track leading up from the village of...

Historic Building in Medenine


Medenine’s only attraction is its well-preserved ksar (fortified granary). It can seem as if every square inch of every ghorfa (long, barrel-vaulted grain store) surrounding the courtyard is covered with...

Historic Building in Ksour Country

Ksar Haddada

Ksar Haddada draws a steady stream of visitors who marvel at its maze of small alleyways and courtyards. It became a place of pilgrimage for Star Wars fans following its appearance in The Phantom Menace – it was...

Museum in Tozeur

Dar Charaït Museum

The museum is housed is an extravagant reproduction of an old palace and contains collections of pottery, jewellery, costumes and other antiques, as well as an art gallery. Scattered throughout the rooms off the...

Area in Tozeur

Ouled El Hadef

This 14th-century medina has a unique, striking architecture of pale brickwork arranged in relief patterns of endless, rhythmic variation; the easiest way in is from Ave de Kairouan. Many of the buildings have...

Tunisian in Tozeur

Restaurant Dar Deda

A restaurant popular with tourists and locals alike with friendly service and an intimate candlelit atmosphere. The mains on the menu hold few surprises but are reliably good. Don’t forget the starters though –...

Tunisian in Douz

Tej El Khayem

Tej El Khayem has some of the better food in Douz, and you eat in a Berber-style tent or out on the sand, but it is heavily reliant on tour groups. The à la carte menu includes all the standards, along with...

Tunisian in Ksar Ghilane

Restaurant Ghilane

This restaurant-cafe has a prime position next to Ksar Ghilane's spring. It serves up couscous and grilled meats, or soup and brik (savoury flaky pastry) if you're after something lighter. Otherwise, have a...