Attractions

Gallery in Sidi Bou Saïd

Galerie Saladin

This tiny gallery down a small alleyway packs a big punch for its size. Exhibitions have included some the most famous Tunisian artists of the last few decades such as Aly Ben Salem and Mohamed Zouari. The depth of …
Beach in La Marsa

Marsa Beach

Join the local crowds flocking to this city beach favourite to escape the summer heat with a dip in the clear waters of the Med. In colder months, the beach is a playground for fishermen, footballers and romantics t…
Gallery in Sidi Bou Saïd

Ghaya Gallery

This light, airy gallery near the train station in Sidi Bou Saïd offers up a selection of modern regional artists through its regular group expositions. Local Tunisian and Algerian favourites such as Hichem Driss, M…
Archaeological Site in Carthage

Antonine Baths

The Romans chose a sublime seaside setting for this fabulous bath complex, a short walk across the road from the Roman villas. Begun under Hadrian and finished in the 2nd century AD, it was the largest outside Rome,…
Archaeological Site in Carthage

Byrsa Hill

Getting off the TGM at Carthage Hannibal or Carthage Dermech, it’s a short, steep walk to the top of Byrsa Hill. The entire site is visible from the summit, with amazing views through cypress trees to the ancient Pu…
Museum in Carthage

Carthage Museum

Housed in the former French cathedral seminary, the ground floor of this museum features some fine 5th-century-AD mosaics with lots of peachy bottoms; a Roman sculpture of a boozy Silenus and a maenad continues the …
Archaeological Site in Carthage

Sanctuary of Tophet

This chilling sanctuary, just east of Carthage Salammbô TGM station, was first excavated in 1921. French archaeologists uncovered a sacrificial site and burial ground, dedicated to the deities Baal Hammon and Tanit,…
Port in Carthage

Punic Ports

Close to Carthage Byrsa TGM station, it’s easy to discern the shape of these two ancient ports, the legendary, coveted basis of Carthage’s power and prosperity. The southern, oblong merchant port linked to the north…
Archaeological Site in Carthage

Carthage

This Punic and Roman site lies northeast of the city and is easily reached by the suburban train from Tunis Marine TGM station. Get off at Carthage Hannibal station and wander up to the top of Byrsa Hill for a fine …
Museum in Sidi Bou Saïd

Dar Ennejma Ezzahra

Built between 1912 and 1922 by the extraordinary patron of the arts, French-American Baron Rodolphe d’Erlanger and his Italian-American wife, this is a wonderful extravaganza of Arabian-Modernist design, filled with…