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Mides Canyon, Landscapes, Tozeur, Tunisia
Mides Canyon

A stone's throw from the Algerian border, Mides Canyon's coloured rocks cover an area of nearly 2,000 mi².

© Etrarte / 123RF
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Mides Canyon Tunisia
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Mides Canyon

Used as the setting for the desert scenes of the film The English Patient, the Mides canyon has astounding layers of stratified rock shaped by erosion and the raging torrent of the wadi (valley) snaking through its rocky walls. Ochre and rose in colour, this mineral rich landscape shimmers as the sun sets, accentuating the contrast between the bare rock and the thin layers of vegetation, palm trees and acacias.

Mides Canyon

Mides Canyon , The old village of Midès , Tunisia
The old village of Midès

Abandoned in 1969 after a series of floods, the old village of Midès stands suspended between the sky and the mountains.

© Stefano Cellai / age fotostock
Mides Canyon , Midès , Tunisia

The Midès canyon served as the setting for scenes in the 1996 film 'The English Patient'.

© Ariel Fuchs / EASYVOYAGE
Mides Canyon , Midès and its canyon , Tunisia
Midès and its canyon

A mountain oasis, Midès is located in southern Tunisia, around 40 miles from Tozeur.

© Letizia Giuffrida / 123RF
Mides Canyon , A Midès palm grove , Tunisia
A Midès palm grove

The new village of Midès has taken up quarters in the middle of a palm grove rich with date palms, fig trees and orange trees.

© Ariel Fuchs / EASYVOYAGE
Mides Canyon , The gorges of Midès , Tunisia
The gorges of Midès

It is possible to find fossils and colourful minerals several millions of years old In this desert canyon.

© Ariel Fuchs / EASYVOYAGE
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