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Tunis Events

Kharja Festival

Not to be confused with the Kharja Festival in Sidi Bou Said, this one in Tunis honours Sidi Ben Arous, a religious leader and founder of the Arousia Tariqa. Expect a small procession parading from Zaouïa Sidi Ben Arous to Kheireddine Palace.

Date: 01 May 2022 - 31 July 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Zaouïa Sidi Ben Arous


Falconry Festival

This event is held in El Haouaria (Al Huwariyah), on the northernmost tip of Cap Bon and about 112km (70mi) away from Tunis, where falconers show off the bird of prey.

Date: 01 June 2022 - 31 August 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: El Haouaria or Al Huwariyah (112km from Tunis)


Carthage International Festival

The coastal city of Carthage is about 17km (11mi) from Tunis. It hosts a cultural festival that aims to celebrate Arabic arts and broaden cultural exchange every year.

Date: 01 July 2022 - 31 August 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Carthage


Tunis Medina Festival

This event features musical programmes, film screenings and cultural entertainment.

Date: 01 August 2022 - 31 August 2022
(Date to be confirmed)


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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.

Dar Said

In a quiet back street, in the heart of the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said, is this charming hotel set around four patios filled with bougainvillea. Whitewashed walls and blue window frames give everything a clean air. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, furnished in local style, and there is a small pool in the garden. The service is excellent, and there are some good restaurants within a minute's walk from the front door.

Hotel Salammbo

Simple, uncluttered rooms with high-shuttered windows and a good location near Avenue Habib Bourguiba make this a decent budget option in Tunis.

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.