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Top Choice Ruins in Central Tunisia

Maktar

The entrance to Maktar is through the museum, which houses a mosaic portraying a veritable menagerie, including peacocks, some interesting Roman and Christian gravestones decorated with Latin inscriptions and haut-r…
Top Choice Tunisian in Tunis

Chez Slah

It’s only a short stroll away from ave Habib Bourguiba, but this beautiful traditional bourgeois house feels miles away from the traffic fumes and crowds (it’s a favourite with chino-wearing expats). Fish of the day…
Top Choice Seafood in Bizerte

Le Sport Nautique

Established for the French colonial elite in 1928, this highly regarded restaurant is quite simply one of the best in Tunisia. Fresh fish, cooked in any number of ways (grilled, baked, with cream and herbs, with roa…
Top Choice Park in Tozeur

Palmeraie

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 or bicycle (ask at your hotel for recommended bike hire). Cal…
Top Choice Synagogue in Djerba

El Ghriba

The most important synagogue on Djerba and the oldest in North Africa is signposted 1km south of Erriadh, 7km south of Houmt Souk. Blank from the outside, the interior is an exquisite combination of glowing blue til…
Top Choice Tunisian in Hammamet

Chez Maman

A bright, spotless diner that does the standards – salads, sandwiches, pasta, couscous, merguez (spicy lamb sausage), grills, eggs – but also has a menu of daily changing specials that take you into more interesting…
Top Choice Cafe in El Kef

Café Boumakhlouf

This is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque cafes in all of Tunisia. Nestled below the postcard-perfect Boumakhlouf Mosque, Café Boumakhlouf has spread its coffee tables and mats down the steps of the alleyway a…
Top Choice Tunisian in Sousse

Restaurant-Café Seles

By far the most attractive establishment in the medina, with a cosy room full of cushions and drapes and a handful of alfresco tables beneath the ramparts, the Seles is run by a charming, multilingual family. Don’t …
Top Choice Tunisian in Tunis

Café Culturel El Ali

This is indeed a cultured hideaway, with atmospheric wood-beamed ceilings, a library, sofas and a rooftop terrace overlooking the Zaytouna Mosque. Charming staff serve up citronnade (fresh lemonade) with almonds or …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Tunis

Ed Dar

Up winding tiled stairs, bijou rooms are filled with rugs and antique musical instruments; downstairs there’s everything from antique coral charms from Tabarka to puppets. The house’s original kitchen is still in pl…