Avenue Habib Bourguiba
Actually, I haven't seen much of the town, except for medina and Le Bardo district. It was a half day trip only and the main target was to visit the Bardo National Museum. Avenue Habib Bourguiba is a fine example of how strong the French influence was in the architecture of the city. Everything you see around here remainds on Paris, except for the flags.
The Le Bardo district of Tunis is home to the museum of the same name, best onown and the most important museum in Tunisia. The museum has grown up around various mansions and constructions, built by the Hafsids and the Beys.
At the end of the 19th century it covered an area of many acres and was closed by a wall with ramparts and towers.
The Zoo of Tunis
It won't be the first thing you'll go to visit during your stay in Tunis, but since the city doesn't have so much activities to do (once you visit the Bardo, the Medina and all the surroundings)...
Why not take a look at the zoo of the City, located in the Belvedere Park, the biggest park of the city, it is huge, located on a hill, great view on the city when climbing by car, but not really green spaces to relax. The Zoo entrance is not so expensive, and it surprises me because I expected something with a bad aspect, etc.... but no, it was charming, and well organised, funny, lot of animals, it was really hot during the summer but you can rest near a lake under the shadow on some trees and take a drink...
There is water, spectacles, you can admire monkeys and elephant... safety rules aren't really respected I think, but I can say it was pretty funny...
Bollywood and Curry
My colleagues and I dined at this Indian restaurant one evening and were surprised to find out we were the only patrons. We made our way upstairs and settled for a table by a plasma TV that was showing some Bollywood movie and later music videos. After enjoying some appetizers, we all ordered something different (don’t ask me what – I only know mine was chicken something). I am not a big Indian cuisine kind of guy, but I did enjoy my meal as did the other three people dining with me. Service was good, but not great, and the restaurant was clean, but we did see a few bugs crawling. That said, everyone really enjoyed their meal and there were no complaints. Although not my first choice, I would go back and eat here again.
The medina at Tunis
The medina in Tunis is a fascinating, and slightly intimidating, place.
A maze of streets filled with shops selling everything imaginable, and VERY enthusiastic salespeople!!
A word of warning - don't enter a shop unless you intend to buy something. On several occasions, shopowners refused to let me out of their shops after I had browsed around and seen nothing that I fancied buying.
But don't let that put you off visiting - the medina is a truly amazing experience.