Sidi Bou Saïd, lying at the foot of the mountain Djebel Manâr, is 10.5 miles north-east of Tunis and the most visited village in the country. Its impeccable small streets, its mashrabiyas shrouded in mystery, its round roofs and cool Mediterranean atmosphere all make this a timeless place best visited at its quietest, in the off-season or early in the morning. Of course, do not fail to stop at the famous Nattes Café. This charming café situated at the top of the main street of the village has played host to numerous writers and artists (Gide, Montherlant and Klee) who in turn paid it tribute in their works. Another café with a panoramic view of the Mediterranean is the Shebaane (see photo), with its splendid terraces on several floors. Just the right spot to drink a cup of mint tea as the sun sets!
Located about thirteen miles from the capital, the village of Sidi Bou Said is home to less than 5,000 inhabitants.© Easyvoyage.com
With its pretty white houses and blue studded wooden doors, Sidi Bou Said attracts thousands of visitors every year.© Easyvoyage.com
Tourists and locals alike brush shoulders on the terraces of the many cafés hidden in the maze of little streets.© Easyvoyage.com
The famous Café des Délices offers a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean and the marina.© Easyvoyage.com
The village of Sidi Bou Said holds the nickname of "small blue and white paradise".© Easyvoyage.com