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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 2019 - 28 February 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: El-Haouaria, Cap Bon (two hours by bus from Tunis).

Hammamet International Festival

A wide variety of international performances of music and theatre.

Date: 27 February 2019 - 02 March 2019
Venue: Hammamet (one hour by train from Tunis).
Website: https://www.festivaldehammamet.com/

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: 01 May 2019 - 05 June 2019
(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 2019 - 30 August 2019
(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: 13 July 2019 - 17 August 2019
(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: 03 October 2019 - 10 October 2019
Venue: Various.
Website: http://festivaldecarthage.tn/
Cost:

Various.


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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.