Get­ting There

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The Tu­nis–Carthage Air­port is con­nected to sev­eral Euro­pean cap­i­tals as well as Dubai, from which Emi­rates ( emi­rates .com) of­fers con­nect­ing flights to Asia. From there, a pri­vate taxi will get you to Sidi Bou Saïd in about 20 min­utes.

Where to Stay

The hill­top Hô­tel Dar Saïd ( 216-71/729-666; dar­said.com.tn; dou­bles from US$225) has 24 rooms and suites set in an el­e­gant 19th-cen­tury man­sion along­side lovely flower gar­dens and a pool.

Where to Eat

Sidi Bou Saïd’s top res­tau­rant is Dar Zar­rouk ( 216-71/740591; darzarrouk.tn), which serves up re­fined Tu­nisian cui­sine and wide views of the gulf. Also be sure to visit Café des Nat­tes ( 216-71/749-661; fb.com/cafedesnat­tes) and Café Sidi Che­bâane ( Rue Hedi Zar­rouk).

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