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Tunis (La Goulette), Tunisia Shops | What to Buy

Recommended Purchases: French-based chain stores such as Monoprix have outlets in Tunis, but most day visitors will want to experience the souks of the Medina or the artsy shops in Sidi Bou Said. Shopping in the souks of Tunis receives stunningly mixed reviews. Some find the aggressive sales techniques of the locals intolerable, while others find the exuberance of the retailers friendly and helpful. No doubt, there are some friendly and some aggressive sellers. In his book, Pillars of Hercules, Paul Theroux offers a vivid description of his carpet buying experience in Tunis. The medina offers a wide variety of products many of which are locally produced. The most popular buys are carpets, rugs, fabric items, brass and copper decorative items, leather goods and glass and ceramic crafts. Sidi Bou Said is well-known for local artists of varied skill and style.

This page is still under construction. We are working with local experts to select the finest businesses to recommend.

Cruise lines that visit Tunis: Star Clippers, Voyages to Antiquity, Oceania, Silversea, Cunard, Holland America, Princess, Costa, MSC Cruises, Viking River Cruises

Key Attractions: Medina (Old Town), Bab El Bhar, Souk, Zitouna Mosque, Bardo Museum, Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul, North Africa American Cemetery, Ancient Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Gammarth Beach, La Marsa, Hammamet, Dougga, Kairouan, Great Mosque of Sidi-Uqba, Ichkeul Nature Park

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Photo of Medina Souks by Tony Hisgett