“1000 thneya and thneya”: Walks around Dar Antonia in Sousse


Sousse is one of the most coveted resorts in the Mediterranean. With its beaches stretching as far as the eye can see and its many tourist attractions, this port city is about 140 km south of the capital Tunis. The city of Sousse is undoubtedly an ideal destination for holidays with family or friends. It houses museums, shopping centers, nightclubs, quality restaurants, hotels and especially atypical guest houses. Dar Antonia/ http://www.darantonia.com/ is one of the most charming guest houses in the region. It is in the framework of its secret and suspended garden that you take the capsule Alf Thniya we Thniya (produced by Amel Djait for the radio Express FM) to discover it. The program is sponsored by the Badira https://www.labadira.com/ and its Spa by Clarins.

 Located in the heart of the Medina of Sousse, Dar Antonia opened its doors last April after an in-depth facelift carried out by the French decorator, Philippe Xerri of Rock The Kasbah, http://www.rockthekasbah.net/fr/ a concept that revisits in a very original way the Tunisian craftsmanship. This designer has been able to sublimate this Andalusian style house and 400 years old by bringing warmth and design. With its natural alfa fixtures and suspensions, its armchairs and sofas in wool or wrapped with klim and its furniture in wood and wrought iron … Dar Antonia bathes in an intimate and fairy atmosphere.

In addition to its hammam, refined decor and quality of service, Dar Antonia offers an authentic culinary journey. The owner of this guesthouse, Sami Mathlouthi, has absolutely thought everything. This professional event and tourism offers its customers the opportunity to enjoy fine local cuisine and gourmet in an enchanting setting. The breakfast will not fail to surprise you. Sami Mathlouthi offers a gourmet menu with freshly baked Tabouna bread and extra virgin olive oil.

If you want to brighten up your taste buds, do not hesitate to refer to Sami’s advice. He will guide you by giving you the best addresses of popular restaurants and eateries to visit.

On its list is also the famous restaurant Essofra. You will be full of flavors and spices while tasting its typical Tunisian cuisine that chef Fradj prepares with great love at 12 DT only! The second address must Sami is the restaurant at Nabil where you can enjoy a good “tastira”, a Tunisian salad with vegetables and fried eggs and accompanied with foie gras. Not far from Nabil, is the Golden Fish, the oldest restaurant in Sousse held by the brother of Nabil. The Poisson d’Or is also distinguished by a selection of traditional Tunisian dishes particularly delicious. In terms of attractions, we remind you that Dar Antonia is located a few hundred meters from the archaeological museum of Sousse http://www.soussemuseum.tn/horaires-douverture-musee-sousse/.

This museum houses the second largest mosaic collection in Tunisia, after that of the museum of Bardo. The exhibits exhibited at the Sousse Museum retrace the history of the ancient cities of the city built by the Phoenicians.

After this cultural trip in the remains of Hadrumète, we propose a return to modern times. It’s at the Magic Eye 3D Museum that you will stop  https://www.facebook.com/magiceye3dsousse/. This is the first 3D illusion museum in Tunisia. Designed by Lotfi Soula, this museum opened at the end of October. It offers a fantastic ride in an illusion decor hand painted. As you walk through the four floors of the museum, you will feel as if you are part of the 120 scenes illustrated with a trompe-l’œil effect. The well-trained staff will guide you through this stunning world. Magic Eye is located in Soula Center. Admission is 18 DT for adults and 16DT for children

Photo Credit: Pierre Gassin