While it has long remained in the shadow of the imposing Carthage, Tunis is now the undisputed and true beating heart of the country. Its inhabitants are at least three million to travel each day through its frenetic arteries, in a permanent crossroads that can make you dizzy. Both the economic and political capital of the country, Tunis is modern as much as it respects traditions: its avenues are furnished with buildings with Haussmann architecture, while in Africa and Victory Square, it is modernism that prevails. The Tunis tourist guide will take you by the hand and take you through the whirlwind of spicy smells that is the medina, then in the direction of the "Berges du Lac", these new and surprising districts, before indicating you the direction of Habib-Bourguiba Avenue. We may go to a performance evening at the Étoile du Nord, after having seen the exceptional mosaic collection of the Bardo Museum and let time pass in the Belvedere Park. Between history, mysteries, gastronomy and fascinating monuments, Tunis has many secrets to reveal... for those who know how to search!

What to visit Tunis?

When to go to Tunis?

When to go to Tunis? If in the seaside resorts the high season is in July and August - the rates are then higher in terms of hotels - Tunis is rather spared by the phenomenon without being depopulated. The heat is very hot throughout the summer in the capital and it is not uncommon for the thermometer to continue to display 30°C in October. To avoid suffering from this implacable climate, the best season to leave for Tunis is therefore late autumn and early spring. But in the end, to the question when to go to Tunis, there is only one answer that is worthwhile: all year round!

How to go to Tunis? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Tunisia has long been well known by French tour operators, and is a destination very popular with French-speaking tourists. While it is entirely possible to discover Tunis as part of an organized tour, it is worth noting that the capital is often only one stop on a larger tour. Nevertheless, it will be easy to find many weekend offers to discover Tunis, usually in the form of a package including transport and accommodation. Tunis, by its dimensions, its cultural and gastronomic offer, lends itself very well to a trip of a few days.

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The average price of a flight to Tunis from France in high season is around 300 to 500 €, while in low season, there are tickets ranging from 150 to 350 €. Please note that these are indicative rates and that the price variation depends on the company borrowed but, above all, on the reservation time. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets six months before departure!

To move around Tunis, we will have the choice between the countless taxis (beware, unlike France, when you see the little green light on the taxis it means they are taken, and when it is the red light, they are free!), the metro - which is actually a tramway named, because of its color, the "Green Serpent" - and the bus network, on which we easily go to the four corners of the city

Prepare for your trip Tunis

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Tunis? If in the seaside resorts the high season is in July and August - the rates are then higher in t...
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Weather forecast

The weather in Tunis, which depends on a Mediterranean climate, is more pleasant than the desert areas of the interio...
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Budget

The currency used in Tunis is the Tunisian dinar. In general, life in Tunisia is cheaper than in France. With a tig...
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Formalities

To travel to Tunis will require a valid passport at least during the stay, a return or continuation ticket as well as...
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Health

Although health conditions in Tunis are different from those in France, the dangers remain minimal. It is nevertheles...
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How to travel by yourself?

The average price of a flight to Tunis from France in high season is around 300 to 500 €, while in low season, ther...
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How to get organized?

Tunisia has long been well known by French tour operators, and is a destination very popular with French-speaking tou...
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Getting around

To move around Tunis, we will have the choice between the countless taxis (beware, unlike France, when you see the li...
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