Medina of Tunis
The historic heart of the nation's capital, the Medina is a maze of winding streets bustling with life during daytime. Walk down the souqs to witness craftsmen at work, pay a visit to one of the historic monuments (the Zitouna mosque, oldest in town, is a must-see) or simply haggle away for unique, hand-made items…
Rue Charles de Gaulle
Rue Charles de Gaulle is a part of French colonial heritage in the area, and offers visitors a good glimpse of Tunisian urban life. The street is very commercial and one is never far away from a shop here, with the Marche Central located conveniently on it.
Visit a true Oriental market and immerse yourself in sights, flavors and fragrances oozing from every shop and vending stall. Handicrafts, ceramics, souvenirs. all sorts of produce and fresh seafood are all found in abundance here, along with quite a few eateries. Remember to haggle, for prices can be brought down significantly if you do.
Librairie Espace Diwan
For books and travel guides in multiple languages, as well as some Oriental souvenirs and items of Tunisian decorative art stop by this Medina vendor and browse through the treasures hidden inside this artisan bookshop.
A market smaller in size than Marche Central, Lafayette specializes mostly on fresh fruit and vegetables, even though a few stalls also offer different types of proteins.
Deyma is an artisan sweets shop that turns dates into edible pieces of art by stuffing them with pistachio paste, covering them with chocolate and transforming them in all sorts of delicious ways. Boxes of sweets from here make perfect gifts and souvenirs.
A small shop selling natural body and hair care products, many made with bee wax and natural oils.