Tunisia, the country facet of miles and miles stories to tell: of civilizations that have shaped its culture, its rich and diverse landscape, its people who has managed to combine tradition and modernity amazingly simple. Jasmine country welcomes you with open arms heavenly beaches, exotic desert, and offers a high mosaic colors, you have to go hard to leave!
Moving in Tunisia
Getting Around There are some domestic flights, but considering the small size of the country, it is better to take the bus network, well developed, or that the train that connects major cities. There are also shared taxis or car rental.
Formalities: For a stay of less than three months, a visa is not required for a large number of countries.
To visit: Everyone can find happiness in Tunisia, enjoy the beaches, resorts, doing water sports, hiking camel, on foot or 4X4 ... Every city has its own Medina, usually near a town center much more contemporary. The contrast is often striking; in the case of the capital Tunis or Sousse.
In Carthage you will observe the Punic, traces of the presence of the Phoenicians in Sidi Bou Said the white and blue houses typical Andalusian, to Matmata the superimposed boxes like honeycombs that have served as the backdrop to the film Star Wars, Tozeur you will be close to the desert.
There are also many famous seaside resorts and beautiful beaches like the island of Djerba, Hammamet, Nabeul or Tabarka.
Environment in Tunisia
Geography: Along with Algeria and Libya, Tunisia is a small country but it is all the more charming.
North Mediterranean coast south doors that lead to the Sahara Desert.
Climate: The climate is Mediterranean with hot summers and winters with very gentle.
But the Sahara region is of extreme aridity.
Flora and fauna: There are many national parks in Tunisia where you can enjoy the local fauna and flora; Tunis offers a rich green in nature.
In parks you can see olive groves, cork oaks in large quantities but also fruit trees such as lemon, orange, mandarin, carob ...
The flowers are also part with bougainvillea, roses, lilies, mimosas ...
You can meet gazelles, otters, porcupines, foxes, turtles, migratory birds, mongooses ... What is a good time distracting.
Customs in Tunisia
Culinary: Couscous is the specialty of choice of Tunisia ... but there are hundreds of way to accommodate!
The Brik on it is a thin crusty envelope in which various ingredients are deposited as the egg or tuna.
There are also plenty of fruit to the generous flesh and of course mint tea! For the brave, they can taste the Harissa, a puree made from red chilli Tunisians eat with bread and olive oil or integrate into almost any dish. On the run, enjoy a casserole, a delicious sandwich made with a kind donut decorated with harissa, tuna, olives and potatoes. You can finish your meal with a Baklava, one of hundreds of scrumptious pastries that can be found in Tunisia, based on dried fruits and honey, to consume without moderation.
Craft: You'll find all the soul of Tunisia and its traditional crafts in the souks of the medina. Food, clothing, jewelry, pottery, spices, perfumes ...
Holidays: 1 January - 20 and 21 March - 9 April to 1 May - 25 July to 13 August - 15 October to 7 November
Activities in Tunisia
Holidays: In Tunisia there are religious holidays as Ras as-Sana, the new year of the Muslim calendar, Moulid an-Nabi celebrates the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, Ramadan and Eid with an end-Fitr and Eid al-Adha in which a sheep is sacrificed in honor of the prophet Abraham and his son Isaac
Shopping: It's in the souks that you will find your happiness with wrought iron, ceramics and pottery, slippers, perfumes, carpets, copper, silver ... a true cave of Ali Baba.
Others: Enjoy the beaches of the seaside resorts, doing water sports, hiking camel, on foot or 4X4 ...
Useful Links: Emergency Police: 197 (unique number).
Emergency Tunis: 198 (unique number).
Useful links Tunisia
Tunisian National Tourism Office
The site of the National Tourist Office in France. Very complete and a lot of pictures to illustrate each section. Practical info: weather, postcards, accommodation advice by topic, etc.
Ministry of Culture
Website of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage Preservation, which gives information on major sites, museums and monuments of the country. In French.
General site providing a wealth of information on recreation, cultural events ... and a selection of good restaurants and charming accommodation (including guest houses) spread all over the country.