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Parc Habib Thameur
Habib Thameur park, located in Tunis, the Tunisian capital, is located along the avenue de Paris, avenue de la Liberté and avenue Habib Thameur. Created in 1957 on the site of the old Jewish cemetery, which is now located in the Borgel area of the city, the park is laid out in the style of a garden "à la française" (a French style formal garden), with a central fountain. It contains a number of trees and plants, including several species of palm trees. The garden was named in honour of Habib Thameur, a Tunisian politician who was a hero of the Tunisian independence. Entry to the park is free and a bus station (Habib Thameur station) and an underground station (République) are nearby.
The Medina, located in the heart of Tunis has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979. Founded in 698 around the Zitouna Mosque, it contains about 700 monuments over 270 hectares, added to the 29 hectares covered by the Kasbah. The network of alleys and covered passages developed through the Middle-Ages and under the Hafsid dynasty becomes the capital of a powerful kingdom. Among the monuments visitors might find when touring the Medina are a number of mosques, the Zitouna being the main one, but also palaces like the Dar Bach Hamba or the Dar Ben Abdallah, both of which have been converted into museums. Several Medersas (schools for Koran studies), Zaouïas (religious complexes) and Tourbet (mausoleums) are also present, but it is the Souqs which attract the most foreign tourists. This crisscross of shops, boutiques and workshops, dating back for the most part to the 13th Century is organised along the different trades and professions. The trades considered most “noble” (i.e. they create no unpleasant smell or noise) are found nearest the heart of the Medina, around the mosque, whilst other Souqs viewed as more lowly are found progressively further away.
Avenue Habib Bourguiba
The Avenue Habib Bourguiba is, with the Avenue de France which prolongs it on the other side of the Place de l'Indépendance, the main axis of the New Town of Tunis. It was built following the Champs Elysées model. In the middle of the road, a wide pedestrian area has palm trees and benches. It links the harbour and the TGM (Tunis-Marsa-Goulette) station on the one side, with the medina (old town) on the other. Along this Avenue, monuments such as the St-Vincent-de-Paul Cathedral, the Art Nouveau Municipal Theatre, and the art and craft house are found. The Porte de France (Bab Bhar) at the end of this axis marks the end of the New Town and the entrance to the Medina.
Le musée national du Bardo
The Bardo National Museum is open daily from 09.30 to 16.30 during November to April and from 09.00 to 17.00 the rest of the year. Ranked as one of the largest North African museums, its exhibits include the largest collection worldwide of Roman mosaics. Photography is only allowed with special permission and onsite facilities include a gift shop and restaurant.
Le Grand Café du Théâtre
Grand Café du Théâtre is a Tunisian restaurant located in the heart of the capital, Tunis, on the Habib Bourguiba avenue. This mercantile thoroughfare is the main one in the town, and links, with the Avenue de France which prolongs it, the TGM station with the Medina. As the name indicates, this restaurant is located next to the theatre of Tunis. It serves traditional Tunisian dishes and international cuisine in a room upstairs, and in a partially covered room downstairs. A terrace is also available for clients wishing to eat or just have a drink.