Enjoy your flight to Tunis with Air France

Tunis has a fascinating past and a great climate to enjoy

Tunis is the capital city of the African country of Tunisia, situated on the coast on the Mediterranean Sea. With over 2 million people living in the wider urban area, the city is the centre of Tunisian life and also a popular destination for holidays. The city is situated on the Lake of Tunis, as well as being near the sea.
Tunis contains a suburb of the ancient city of Carthage, which was the centre of an important empire in the 3rd to 7th centuries BC. A lot of the history of this site was lost as it was destroyed by Romans, and the regions wars with the Greeks and Romans mean that existing historical sources could be unreliable. However the city was rebuilt by the Romans later, and subsequently conquered by Muslims, the Spanish, French and the Ottoman Empire, providing a fascinating history to discover during your stay.
Air France is the premier way to travel from Dublin to Tunis, and it is possible to fly several times each week. If you would like to book online to buy your airline ticket, you can also check in online from up to 30 hours before the flight leaves. While online, you can choose from a range of personal options for your journey according to your preference, for example, for cabin size, seat location, and menu. There is also a wide choice of entertainment to enjoy during your flight, on an individual video screen, with movies, music, and games available. Check out the latest offers available for Air France flights.
Most of Tunisia expects modest dress for visitors, though it is more liberal in the resort areas of the country. The country's official language is Arabic, though many also speak French.

Tunis : a city with a Roman past and many interesting archaeological features

The Roman history of Tunis can be explored in the Bardo museum, which contains ancient mosaics and other local artefacts, and is a must-see attraction in Tunis. The collection is considered to be one of the best in the world.
There are many Muslim sites to explore. The Al-Zaytuna Mosque is the oldest in Tunis, and has an area of 5,000 square metres. The population of Tunis is almost exclusively Sunni Muslim, but the history of its Christian presence and the persecution of their community is told in the underground network of Catacombs, which are graves of Christians from the 4th and 5th centuries. Only about 100m of the estimated 5km of underground passages are open to the public, and there are said to be the remains of 15,000 people.
Explore some of the real Tunis at the souks, which are undercover markets selling fabric, crafts, books, perfumes and food. Be prepared to haggle, as that is the expected method of deciding a price. Another essential aspect of Tunisian culture to sample is the food: the famous spicy tagine with the traditional harissa paste, and local delicacies such as the Lablabi, a chickpea soup.

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