Tunis, Tunisia

Souks in the Tunis medina are said to date back to the 13th century. You walk there to see a fantasized Orient that is certainly very far from the current economic situation. November 2008. On dit que les souks de la médina de Tunis datent du XIIIème siècle. On s’y promène pour retrouver un Orient…

Tozeur, Tunisia

Tozeur is an oasis in south west Tunisia, with a medina (old city) famous for its brickwork. Some scenes from « the English Patient » were filmed in a house close to this street in 1995. The area must have been busy at the time but everything was then back to desert silence. November 2000. Tozeur est…

Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

This old man is selling jasmine in the Café des Nattes in Sidi Bou Said. This beautiful location is said to have had many famous French guests in the past: André Gide, Colette and Simone de Beauvoir, among many others. November 2008. Ce vieil homme vend du jasmin au café des Nattes de Sidi Bou…

Douz, Tunisia

The oasis of Douz in the south of Tunisa is known as the gateway to Sahara. In the desert, these two men prepare a buckwheat patty. I could not tell where they found the wood to light the fire. November 2000. L’oasis de Douz au sud de la Tunisie est connue pour être la porte…

Tunis, Tunisia

This was before the 2011 ‘Arab spring’ in Tunisia. National flags and portraits of President Ben Ali could be seen everywhere. But you could also read dissatisfaction in people’s eyes. November 2008. C’était avant le « Printemps arabe » de 2011 en Tunisie. On pouvait voir partout des drapeaux nationaux et des portraits du Président Ben Ali.…