Located a few kilometers from the capital (60 km) and Nabeul (6 km) at the entrance to Cap Bon, Hammamet (12,000 inhabitants) is known primarily as a place of peace and leisure. In Djerba, Hammamet is one of the main destinations Tunisienne, a privilege that is the presence of several tourist areas of the hotel plagued clubs around the city and along the beaches, welcoming thousands of visitors from around the world.

At the beginning of the century, Hammamet is a quiet little town surrounded by walls resistant streets full of charm, dating from the XV which reinforces a citadel (kasbah). Nothing, but expect a large fortune if it is the beautiful sandy beaches stretching for several kilometers around the Gulf, the mild climate and the gardens planted with orange, tangerine, lemon, which is known throughout the Cape well. The city was launched at the end of 20 years. West shakes when the earthquake of 29 billionaires and settle in other suns. A Romanian, Georges Sebastian Hammamet and discovered he had a villa. He invited his friends. Seduced by the charm of the place, and then acquire some small houses in the medina transform your taste, while others prefer to build sumptuous villas on the field to mimic the traditional Arab-Muslim Villa Sebastian. The Centre Georges Sebastian is requisitioned in 1943 by Rommel, who set up his headquarters. After the war, the rich Romanian not returning to their home free and donated to the government of Tunisia in 1959. It becomes a cultural center, whose open-air theater, added to the inner garden of the villa in 1964, every summer a major international festival, second only to that of Carthage. Downtown (also tourists), though pleasant, is fairly typical, but friendly and lively. The surroundings are a suburb of the sea and the shops are full of leather and carpets. Interestingly, back and forth from local fishermen. Although it is very different from that of the desert, often offering camel rides.

A little history: The Hammamet promontory was fortified for the first time in 904 by the Emir Ibrahim Aghlabids II. She shares her experience of seats, battles and bloodshed with the Norman invasion, occupation Hafsid the confrontation between the pirates and the Spanish ... Dragut seizure in 1560, presented in vain naval blockade of Andrea Doria, the garrison was the victim of a ruse of the Trojan horse type in 1602, when 300 Knights of Malta came disguised as Muslim and Arab music playback. Where they were welcomed with open arms and rushed to the city to sack. It was known in Europe, Hammamet played a modest role in the Civil War in Tunisia. Dey call Hajji Ali Laz refuge there in 1673. Having attempted a revolt against Mourad Bey II, was murdered and buried in the casbahs. When the French advanced in Hammamet in 1881, residents helped to push the first column in El-Arba'in. With these reinforcements, the French took over quickly, but, however, Hammamet won a small victory for nature typically seductive Captain Bordier, commandant of the place, so the city s'éprit resigned to retirement.


Fifteenth-century Kasbah, is a former barracks of the Legion. Be reached either through the souk, or through the old gate of the Sea (Bab el-Bahar). Restored in 1977 - 1979, the court has only a few trees, three pistols and unassembled undated and the Marabout of Sidi Bou Ali. The walk along the walls that is worthwhile and offers a splendid panorama of the city and region. A small Arabic coffee is in the top of the upper wall.

-The Museum of Private Hammamet is situated in the medina. On display bridal gowns and ensembles from all regions of Tunisia

"The International Cultural Centre of Hammamet villa was built in the Romanian millionaire Georges Sebastian. The theater, located in the gardens with lush vegetation, was designed according to the old organization of space and Thursday This is the place every year in July and August the International Festival.

-Sidi Djedidi The site, near Hammamet is a Roman site, featuring a collection of mosaics.

"The medina is surrounded by a high to shore emparts Once such racoleur inevitably mini-souk, ride in the city and around the walls is fun.


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