Tunis, the capital of Tunisia is known by its historic heart (Medina), the "European" city built in the early twentieth century and new districts that are growing continuously.
Avenue Habib Bourguiba, the main artery of Tunis which gathers great monuments like France Embassy and Municipal Theatre. The animation is in full swing around cinemas, shops and cafés including Café de Paris which is one of the busiest.
MUST VISIT :
The Independence Square: Place of independence separates Avenue Habib Bourguiba from France Avenue. It has the distinction of hosting Ibn Khaldun Statue and two major monuments of the city center: General Residence built in 1861, today become France Embassy and St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral.
The Municipal Theatre: Designed by a french architect Jean-Emile Resplandy. It was inaugurated on 20th November 1902 with a capacity of 856 seats. 9 years after its huge sucess, significant works were undertaken to host 1300 spectators. A jewel of New Art, it is called "candy box" due to the aspect of the rounded balconies at the facade's corners.
The Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Olive: It is the Catholic rite Cathedral of Tunis city (Tunisia). Built between 1893 and 1897, it carries the name of St. Vincent de Paul, the famous founder of the Lazarists.
The Currency Museum: Taking place in the oriental part of Tunisia Central Bank new building on Avenue Mohammed V. 600 m2 between the first floor and the mezzanine housing a permanent showroom, a temporary exhibition space, a media library, a library and a shop. (Open winter / summer / Ramadan from 9h30 to16h30. Closed on Mondays. Free entry).
Shops and shopping centers: Tunis is also a shopping destination with a multitude of local and international brands that draw the great avenues of the capital.
PALMARIUM Mall: Located in Tunis Center on the corner of Carthage Avenue and Habib Bourguiba Avenue. Palmarium is one of the biggest city shopping center. It houses on its four floors nearly 230 shops. Palmarium used to be a Winter Garden.
CLARIDGE Mall: a space whose galleries turn around an indoor winter garden. Distinguished by a rotating panoramic restaurant overlooking the main avenue H.Bourguiba.
CENTRAL PARK Mall: a food supermarket, several shops (MANGO, JENNYFER, LUFIAN, PUMA, MOTIVI...) and a food court in a commercial area of 6,000 m2 on three floors. Jean Jaures Av Tunis.