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Sidi Bou Saïd: a village of light

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Numerous poems and songs sing its praises. Rightly so, as Sidi Bou Saïd is a tremendously beautiful village of calm and quiet, on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean.

Located about 22 kilometres from Tunis, Sidi Bou Saïd, a charming little village above the bay, is very worth a visit. As of the 19th century, the Tunisian bourgeoisie took hold of this peaceful haven, and, shortly thereafter, luminaries from around the world, such as André Gide and Simone de Beauvoir, followed.

With stunning views over the Mediterranean, you can contemplate the bright white of the houses contrasting with the intensity of the blue doors and shutters. During your walk, revel in the scent of jasmine and flowering bougainvillea.

The magnificence of this landscape brings a touch of melodic calm and gentleness. Also take advantage of the steep streets that lead to magnificent views of the Gulf of Tunis. Relax with a mint tea or dine at any of the choice options that make the most of the views of the bay.

Café des Délices
Rue Sidi-Chaabane
2026 Sidi Bou Saïd

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