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Sousse was, once, called Hadrumète. It was built by the Phoenicians before the 6th century BC. It was in the 2nd century AD that it was erected into a Roman colony, with the arrival of the Arabs it was named Sousse.

Nicknamed “the pearl of the Sahel”, Sousse is a port city in central-eastern Tunisia, it is the third most important city in Tunisia after Tunis and Sfax. Located on the coast (Sahel in Arabic) of Tunisia, 143 km from the capital, Sousse is renowned for its long beaches which crisscross the coast. Its luxurious seaside resorts are equipped with restaurants, hotels, night clubs, shopping centers, etc., making it one of the top tourist spots in Tunisia. Made up of a medina, it is completed by a modern city with straight streets including a walk on the beach, which stretches to the north. What is more, its long maritime tradition (it is above all a port city) and its history, rocked by nearly 3,000 years of conquest, give it a rather particular charm.

The city of Sousse is considered the capital of the Tunisian Sahel. It is a Mediterranean town, pleasant with a pretty beach, an old Arab-Muslim medina surrounded by ramparts and souks, a fishing and commercial port and modern seaside districts and it is one of the main tourist poles of the country. With its typical charm, its extensive beaches of fine golden sand until you reach the famous port of El Kantaoui, make the city a very affable center with typical beauty. To make the most of the days and the moments we can play sports, where there are maritime activities, hotels with tennis courts as well as activities for adults and children during the day as well as in the evening …

The city of Sousse is the capital of the governorate bearing the same name, and its municipality is divided into four districts, we find The Medina and the city of Riadh, Sousse North and South. Sousse is during three thousand years of history, was conceived as an architectural and historical heritage of incomparable richness keeping its grandeur between the ramparts of its Medina which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Ribat, the great mosque, the archaeological museum and also the surprising historical sites of the Catacombs which its exceptional beauty the souks of its medina which adopts shops intended for tourists and visitors of the country, and the walk in its very pleasant alleys and winding.

Sousse, a city of contrasts, is both a modern and lively city but also a city rich in history. Its still intact medina leaves a vivid impression, thanks to its high stone ramparts overlooking a magnificent sea view, its souks and alleys, its monuments anchored by time, while the modern districts show a dynamism with avenues lined with palm trees , the port and the many shops and entertainment venues.

Apart from its monuments, the city has other assets to seduce its visitors such as its mild Mediterranean climate, its tourist area endowed with splendid hotels and luxurious tourist complexes, its very rich activities, its seaside resort and its discotheques which make it a very privileged destination.

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