Thanks to its location on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Sidi Bou Saïd's vegetation is very present and species are varied: pine forests, olive trees and eucalyptus are next to palm trees and to cacti. Perfumes from the vegetation mix with the marine breeze coming from the Mediterranean Sea.

Due to its location on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the climate is nearly the same as in Sardinia, in Sicily or in the South of France. The vegetation is composed of scrublands with coniferous forests and of cork oaks.

Path of the saints linking the port to the village.

At the heart of the village, lush internal gardens offer inhabitants and visitors the necessary shade during the hot season of summer. The internal gardens, hidden behind the whitewashed walls, allow isolating oneself from the crowd.

Garden of the Ennejma palace.

The " marine cemetery " at the top of the village opens on the view over the Cap Bon. A place of meditation, seldom visited by tourists, which offers an exceptional point of view on the Mediterranean Sea.

View on the Bou Kornine and the gulf of Tunis.

Orange trees line up in the main street of the village. The period of fruit production is at the end of the year.

Oranges are collected from April till February. Bitter oranges were imported from China, through Sicily, at the time of the crusades.The sweet orange which we know today arrived in North Africa only in the XVIth century, imported by the Portuguese sailors.

The word "orange" comes from Arabic naranja.