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Festival d'Epervier (Falconry Festival)

Four days of falconry demonstrations, live music and a big market. Sparrow hawks are captured during their spring migration, trained and released again after the festival.

Date: 01 February 2020 - 29 February 2020
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: El-Haouaria, Cap Bon (two hours by bus from Tunis).

Tunis Medina Festival

Running since the early 1980s, the Tunis Medina Festival takes place in the capital during evening over Ramadan, featuring musical acts and film screenings from a wide range of different countries.

Date: 09 May 2020 - 23 May 2020
(Date to be confirmed)

Kharja Festival

Sufi brotherhoods gather for a procession up to the shrine of the local Muslim saint after whom the village is named.

Date: 01 June 2020 - 31 August 2020
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Sidi Bou Said.

Carthage International Festival

Tunisia's largest cultural festival with music, dance, theatre and art amid the ancient ruins of Carthage.

Date: 01 July 2020 - 31 August 2020
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Roman amphitheatre of Carthage.

Carthage International Film Festival

A prestigious film festival that attracts a few Hollywood names, but the focus is on African and Arab films. In alternate years, the festival is hosted in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Date: 01 July 2020 - 31 August 2020
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various.
Website: http://festivaldecarthage.tn/
Cost:

Various.


Hammamet International Festival

A wide variety of international performances of music and theatre.

Date: 01 July 2020 - 31 August 2020
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Hammamet (one hour by train from Tunis).
Website: https://www.festivaldehammamet.com/

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Hotel Maison Dorée

A modest yet pleasantly welcoming hotel in Tunis, well located for both the medina and the train station. Rooms are quaint, although some have nice wrought-iron balconies to add to the charm. Clean, and great value for the price.

Dar el-Medina

This small luxury boutique hotel, the first in the medina, is located in the grand Belouahane family mansion, and still run by the family. It blends traditional architecture with contemporary tastes and amenities, with individually styled rooms to make you feel like you're in a jewel box, plus a lovely courtyard and roof terrace for relaxing.

Grand Hôtel de France

This old-fashioned French colonial hotel in Tunis has immaculate and comfortable rooms oozing character and period detail. Rooms at the back are quieter and overlook a pleasant courtyard.

Hotel Africa

This recently refurbished business-oriented hotel is one of the city's landmarks right in the middle of avenue Habib Bourguiba. The rooms are spacious, well-furnished and command great views over Tunis. The location is superb and there is a well-equipped business centre.

Villa Didon Carthage

This futuristic designer hotel on Byrsa Hill offers 10 ultra-spacious rooms immaculately furnished by Ron Arad and Philippe Starck. The rooms with large windows and balconies have plunging views over ancient Carthage, the Med and the city of Tunis, and the service is excellent. There's a great spa, bar and restaurant to round out the experience.

Dar Fatma

Overlooking the whole of Sidi Bou Said, Dar Fatma is a small and welcoming traditional house in Tunis, scrubbed clean and decorated with great style and care, with modern furniture against bare walls and Tunisian woodwork. Glorious yet intimate.