Sidi Bou Said, one of the most beautiful villages in the world according to the Americans
26 May 2017
The US site Business Insider has published a list of the 22 most beautiful villages to visit at least once in his life.
In this list are villages in Italy, France, Spain, Vietnam, Germany, United States, South Africa, China ... But the first photo posted on this site is that of Sidi Bou Saïd, The Tunisian village, known for its alleys And its blue and white houses.
Sidi Bou Saïd is located about twenty kilometers north-east of Tunis. Perched on a cliff dominating Carthage and the Gulf of Tunis, it bears the name of a saint: Sidi Bou Said. It is served by the railway line of the TGM which connects it to La Marsa and Tunis.
The houses of Sidi Bou Said, which combine Arabic and Andalusian architecture and which are of a brilliant whiteness and with blue doors, are scattered at random from winding alleys. A landmark in the colors of the Mediterranean Sea, classified since 1915, the site is nicknamed the "little white and blue paradise". Sidi Bou Saïd is also famous for its cafés whose terraces are places of relaxation very appreciated by the Tunisians:
- Café Halia (or Café des mats), which housed the evenings of malouf organized by the music lovers of the village;
- The Café de Sidi Chaabane (Café des Délices), which was opened in the late 1960s, offering a unique view of the Gulf of Tunis;
- The Café of the village square which was the reserved area of the elders of Sidi Bou Said.
The American site, advises its readers and New Yorkers to visit once in their life the village of Sidi Bou Said.
A village that sits on the top of a steep cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to its astonishing views, the city that inspired the famous artist Paul Klee has cobbled streets lined with shops, cafes and art markets. "Describes the site.