What to see

At any time of the day, visiting the village in the changing light conditions, anebles to discover typical whitewashed houses with decorated doors and clustered around narrow alleys . Some of these alleys lead to the sea, thus offering a taste of infinity where the street seems to become a ramp towards the horizon.

In Sidi Bou Saïd, it is necessary to make the effort to go beyond the main street. The village is gradually understood throughout a walk rich in discoveries.

Blue on white background,  black nails decorated doors with an ochre frame, windows with louvers or moucharabiehs. Every street displays this same harmony of colors.

Bougainvilleas, jasmine, palm trees, umbrella pines trees and cacti decorate the landscape and harmoniously stand out against the blue of the sky and sea and the white of walls.

Numerous Tunisian families live from the traditional arts and crafts. Be it pottery, the work of the leather and copper or wrought iron cages, the know-how is ancestral. While staying in Sidi Bou Saïd, admiring these realizations is a must. They are found in various arts and crafts shops.

Here, as in each and every coastal city, traditional fishing remains an important resource.

For several decades, artists and writers have come to settle down in Sidi Bou Saïd. The village and its inhabitants became a source of inspiration.

(Sidi Bou Saïd - Jules Lellouche)