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When to go to Tunisia? Weather, climate, crowds... The best time per region

2022-05-18T18:16:01.083Z

From the beaches of the coast to the oases of the south, passing through the Roman ruins and the souks of the capital, the country of jasmine is a world apart to be absolutely explored. Our advice for choosing the right travel dates and regions, according to your desires for adventure in Tunisia.



In Tunisia, the climate is typically Mediterranean on the coasts, with mild winters and hot, dry summers, while it is semi-arid to desert inland, where summer temperatures can exceed 45°C. .

If the Tunisian coast is discovered from March to October, the interior regions, especially the south, are best visited in spring or autumn.

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When is the best time to go to Tunis and northern Tunisia?

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and located in the heart of the city, the Medina of Tunis is an authentic place where you can discover museums, mosques and other small craft shops.

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Historical and cultural center of Tunis, the Medina is best explored in spring or autumn, when temperatures fluctuate between 22°C and 27°C.

You can stroll through the souks around the Great Zitouna Mosque, dating from 862, and stroll along Habib Bourguiba Avenue, where the imposing Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Cathedral, founded in 1897, is located. , the Bardo Museum houses collections of Roman statues and mosaics that are among the most important in the world.

A charming village perched on top of a promontory, 10 kilometers northeast of the capital, Sidi Bou Saïd is famous for its houses with white facades, adorned with typical blue moucharabiehs at the windows and surrounded by bougainvilleas in bloom in spring.

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Tunisia is the first African territory occupied by the Roman Empire.

The Antonine Baths, part of the vast archaeological site of Carthage in the northern suburbs of Tunis, offer a fascinating insight into the region's ancient lineage.

Almost as large as its counterpart in Rome, the amphitheater of El Djem stands out for its well-preserved mosaics, thanks in particular to the dry climate of the central region of the country, where it is extremely hot in summer.

Spring and autumn are the ideal seasons to discover the ruins of Bulla Regia as well as those of Dougga, considered one of the best preserved Roman cities in North Africa.

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When is the best time to go to the coasts of Tunisia?

A small port city in northern Tunisia, Bizerte is appreciated for its colorful houses and its long beaches.

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Hemmed with beaches caressed by water at 25°C between July and September, the Tunisian coast is home to some of the country's main cities.

Located in the far north, 60 kilometers from the capital, Bizerte is distinguished by its picturesque Old Port lined with houses with colorful facades and its long beaches, ideal for kitesurfing and windsurfing.

Travelers looking for nautical activities will find what they are looking for on the beaches of Monastir, Hammamet and Sousse, where the temperature is 32°C in July.

Scuba diving enthusiasts can explore the seabed of Tabarka, in the North-West, and discover the red coral typical of the Mediterranean in summer.

When is the best time to go to Djerba?

A Tunisian island popular with travellers, Djerba combines a relaxed lifestyle, sun and turquoise sea.

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Nicknamed

the island of dreams

, Djerba seduces with its fine sandy beaches which invite you to relax from May to October, when the mercury fluctuates between 27°C and 34°C.

In Houmt Souk, the capital of the island, you can visit the Museum of Folklore and Popular Art, where traditional costumes and jewelry are exhibited, as well as the fortress of Borj El Kebir, an Arab citadel of the XVIth century.

The village of Hara Sghira is home to the Ghriba Synagogue, the oldest on the African continent, which welcomes many pilgrims each year on the occasion of the Jewish holiday of

Lag Ba'omer

in May.

When is the best time to go to southern Tunisia?

At the gates of the Sahara, the astonishing Berber village of Matmata and its troglodyte houses carved into the rock are an essential stopover during your stay in Tunisia.

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The road of the Berber villages, which goes from Medenine to Tataouine, presents enchanting landscapes.

In these harsh places, where the mercury borders on 45°C in summer, the heights are dominated by

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perched on steep cliffs overlooking the desert.

The village of Matmata is distinguished by its unique troglodyte architecture which earned it the setting for the film Star Wars IV.

Spring and autumn are the ideal seasons to discover Tozeur, a city with authentic charm from which you can reach the oases of Tamaghza, Chebika and Mides before boarding the Lézard Rouge, a mythical train winding through the sublime gorges of Selja.

Source: lefigaro

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