In XIX th century Tunisia, the unknown splendours of the beylical palaces at Bardo …

Photochrome dated 1899, showing a partial view of the room, known as the Bey room, in the palace of Ksar Saïd, which is located in the commune of Bardo. This piece reflects the aesthetic, impregnated by the syncretism of the influences, architecture and ornamentation of 19th century beylical palaces. Marked by the stratification of civilizations … Continue reading In XIX th century Tunisia, the unknown splendours of the beylical palaces at Bardo …

Speleology in Tunisia

Speleology in Tunisia is a sport activity that emerged in the late 1970s. Nowadays, it is expanding throughout the country, attracting practitioners of all ages and socio-cultural categories. Tunisia has a geological platform adapted to this practice and has several sites (caves, sinkholes, etc.) spread throughout the Tunisian territory. Famous sites discovered Caves of Jebel … Continue reading Speleology in Tunisia

Zembra and zembretta: jewels of the Mediterranean

At the beginning of the 80s, Agha Khan, coming from Sardinia, where he owned an island with an upscale tourist resort, had toured the island of Zembra with his yacht. Upon his arrival in Sidi Bou Saïd, he phoned Bourguiba Junior to tell him: I buy Zembra. The answer was immediate: Tunisia is not for … Continue reading Zembra and zembretta: jewels of the Mediterranean

Siliana: The mysterious Cave of the Eye of Gold is an important tourist destination

Ain dhab Many areas of Siliana are characterized by their caves and chasms, which have been formed for thousands of years, but in return they are untapped and without the benefit of tourists. Apart from the fact that most of the state's municipalities are known for Roman and Byzantine high-rise monuments, which, through their splendor, … Continue reading Siliana: The mysterious Cave of the Eye of Gold is an important tourist destination

Aqueduct of Zaghouan

The aqueduct of Zaghouan, or aqueduct of Carthage, is a Roman aqueduct connecting Carthage with the sources of the region of Zaghouan. Restored in the nineteenth century, this book is the only one of this importance existing in Tunisia before the introduction of the French protectorate. Water temple On February 17, 2012, the Tunisian government … Continue reading Aqueduct of Zaghouan

The Franco-Tunisian University for Africa and the Mediterranean will open in September 2019

Result of a partnership between France and Tunisia. The establishment will open its doors in September 2019 and wants to capture hundreds of Tunisian, sub-Saharan and European students. Mid-February in Paris, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Tunisian and French Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research was signed for the creation of the Franco-Tunisian … Continue reading The Franco-Tunisian University for Africa and the Mediterranean will open in September 2019

That day: March 20, 1956, Tunisia gains independence

When one day the people want to live, Force is for destiny, to answer, Force is for the darkness to dissipate, Force is for chains to break.(Abu Kaacem Echebbi) On Tuesday, March 20th, 1956, France recognizes solemnly the independence of Tunisia .... Back to the unfolding of this historic day. A fine rain and a … Continue reading That day: March 20, 1956, Tunisia gains independence

The 600th anniversary of the death of Ibn Khaldun

Abū Zayd ‘Abd ar-Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad ibn Khaldūn al-Ḥaḍramī; 27 May 1332 – 17 March 1406) was a leading Arab historiographer and historian. He is widely considered as a forerunner of the modern disciplines of historiography, sociology, economics, and demography. He is best known for his book, the Muqaddimah or Prolegomena ("Introduction"). The book influenced … Continue reading The 600th anniversary of the death of Ibn Khaldun

MATMATA, village dug in the sand mountain

Matmata is a village in southern Tunisia belonging to the governorate of Gabes. Although the New Matmata has become the main locality of the region, the center of the Matmata tribe remains the ancient village located in the heart of the mountains. It is for the benefit of the new modern city that the urban … Continue reading MATMATA, village dug in the sand mountain

TAKROUNA, VILLAGE BERBER FORGOTTEN

Takrouna, a small Berber village located in the Sahel Tunien region, more precisely in Enfidha. And yet, this village is well worth the detour. Located about 6 km west of Enfidha, towards Zaghouan, few people know this Berber village is one of the oldest in Tunisia. It is built on a large fossilized rock dating … Continue reading TAKROUNA, VILLAGE BERBER FORGOTTEN

The Qatari Diar will open its new tourist village in Tozeur July 2019

The Saharan tourist village in Tozeur, built by the Qatari Diar company, will enter into operation in summer 2019. During his inspection visit of the project on Wednesday, Abdallah Saïd Yaacoub, project director, said that the work has registered a 90% progress rate, adding that preparations are going well for the inauguration of the village. … Continue reading The Qatari Diar will open its new tourist village in Tozeur July 2019

La Cigale Tabarka, a jewel of The Coral Coast

La Cigale Hotel is a true jewel of northwestern Tunisia. Ideally located near the charming and historic village of Tabarka, on the beautiful north-west coast of Tunisia, La Cigale Tabarka Hotel - Thalasso & Spa - Golf is a magical place where refined luxury, traditional hospitality and green nature combine. A perfect North African escape … Continue reading La Cigale Tabarka, a jewel of The Coral Coast