|I am located at the Tunisian south, am wedged between chott Jérid and dunes.
My climate is soft and dry the winter (20°). the
summer is hot and the sirocco often blows.
My population did not move since the beginning of
the century always around 18000 inhabitants. I was, formerly, a lybic
city, then Roman and finally arabic. I was a high place of the Sufism and the brotherhood of the zaouïa Kadria,
whose Isabelle Eberhardt was affiliated, is known in all Maghreb. The
influence of this religious current remains present until our
days. I count a hundred marabouts whose celebrates it Sidi-Bou-Ali
who released me from the khaouarej ibadhites and converts me with
My oasis is immense and counts close to a half million date palm.
The architecture of my houses is typical. The walls are made
solid bricks with ochre color. The roofs as well as the gates of the
houses are manufactured with wood of palm.
This place inspired not scenario writers, I will quote
simply two films which did the one of the newspapers. It is
about film " the English patient " turned partly in my streets and
celebrate it " Star Wars " whose sequences were turned in the desert
not far from here.
If you like the human contact you will be astonished bus here
people are open and nice. Engage the dialogue you will be better received. Walk quietly in my arched lanes you
will be only delighted. You will be plunged in a world of dream. New routes will be presented to you and will make you
discover nonaccessible aspects for an ordinary tourist.
You can join to me by road, while passing by Tozeur, or
plane. The international airport Tozeur-Nefta is to 22 km.