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Sidi Bou Said

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==Get in==
It is on the [[Tunis]], [[Carthage]] TGM light rail line (station Sidi Bou Said). You may drive by car. Traffic is OK. There is free parking (uphill, to the right), which may be overbooked on weekends. The best time to visit is early autumn or spring (March-early April/late October-November), before the assault of package tourists begins, when you can still walk alone on the narrow streets, around white-blue traditional houses, enjoying the views. If you are there during the summer months, it is advisable to visit not just the jam-packed tourist main street but also the emptier inner parts of the neighborhoodneighbourhood.
==Get around==
[[Image:SideBouSaidHouseWT.jpg|thumb|The Family House courtyard]]
[[Image:Sidi Bou Said outdoor dining.jpg|thumb|Outdoor dining]]
* The white houses with blue roofs and windows, unique to this village, perched on a hill, with an amazing view of the Mediterranean Sea and the Bay of Tunis.
* '''Family House'''. An old house turned into a museum, showing the traditional life of an 18th century Tunisian lawyer. Privately owned and maintained by his descendants, it's well worth the visit. It's to your left as you enter the village.
* '''Café des nattes''' A typical Arabic coffee shop, where you might meet André Gide's ghost (a famous French writer of the early 20th century):.
Do Sidi Bou Said has stunning whites and blues all over the village - take lots plenty of photos ;).
Like many other Arab settlements around the world, Sidi Bou Said has a small souk year round, selling basic commodities for the locals. In addition, during tourist seasons, souvenir stalls litter the lower part of the main street of the village. A traditional product manufactured in Sidi Bou Said are bird cages, colored coloured in white and blue, like the roofs of the village. Don't forget to [[haggle]].
*<drink name="Cafe Delices" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Best view in Sidi Bou Said. Shisha for 4 dinar, but be careful, if you don't know the price the waiters will attempt to scheme you for more money. Drinks are very expensive here (5 dinar per bottle of water!), essentially you are paying for the view.</drink>
*<drink name="Cafe De Nattes" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Famous cafe where artist Paul Klee worked often. Located at the top of the hill from the TGM (train). Much cheaper than cafe delices and more traditional as well. Shisha for 3 dinar, mint tea for under a dinar.</drink>
==Get out==
* [[Quamart]] - A resort on Tunisia’s Mediterranean coast.
{{isInIsPartOf|Northern Tunisia}}
[[Wikipedia:Sidi Bou Said]]

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