SIGHTS. Clock Tower. Resembling a much younger cousin of London's Big Ben, a burnished metal clock tower forms a glimmering landmark towards the western end of ave Habib Bourguiba. It was erected to commemorate Independence Day (7 November).
PRETTY. After independence in 1956, Tunis has consolidated its role as the capital, first with the establishment of a constitution stating that the Chamber of Deputies and the Presidency of the Republic must have their headquarters in Tunis and its suburbs.
Tunis International Film Festival. Women around the world continue to greatly contribute to the industry through editing, acting and directing. In specific to Tunisia, one Tunisian director commended the country for promoting the role of women in the industry, while a cameraman highlighted the shear number of women who take part in film there
SIGHTS. Cathedral Of St Vincent De Paul. There are some fine examples of colonial architecture in the Ville Nouvelle, ranging from the exuberant to the bizarre. Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul sits comfortably in the bizarre camp. This custard-coloured 1883 cathedral melds Gothic, Byzantine
SIGHTS. Hôtel Majestic. Fabulously ornate faades dot the city. Supreme examples include the Htel Majestic, a splendid almost-edible confection - currently closed for renovation though not a lot seems to be happening.
PRETTY. Situated on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf (the Gulf of Tunis), behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette (Halq al Wadi), the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it.
SIGHTS. French Embassy Building. Grand structures such as the French embassy, built in 1856, were designed for the colonial power to assert its authority.