Noted in Tunisia

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    Blue Medina

    Traditional Arabic architecture doesn’t give a lot away from its exterior, with often vast, exquisitely decorated spaces secreted behind heavy doors, shutters and blank whitewashed streetscapes. But stay at La Chambre Bleue, a B&B in a vibrant, if totally untouristed, enclave of Tunis’ ancient Medina, and such a space is yours to temporarily call your own. We talk to Maroune ben Miled, who, with Sondos Belhassen, welcomes guests into a stunningly chic, beautifully bohemian family home, giving guests not just a stylish place to stay, but a chance to discover the moods and rhythms of Tunisian more

    Stories Tunisia On March 1, 2015
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    Dar Nejma

    A few steps from Tozeur’s enormous palmeraie, at the heart of the medina, Dar Nejma hides behind its high brick walls. From the outside, nothing distinguishes it from other houses in the old city, but it’s an oasis within an oasis within. This is how it was intended by Dominique Airault-Cousin who designed and built in compliance with local traditions and how it’s lovingly maintained by Airault-Cousin’s family, friends and local staff. One of the most beautifully detailed, if delightfully understated, small hotels I’ve ever seen, there’s a lushly planted courtyard pool and large, madly romantic rooms each decorated individually, right down to more

    Noted Tunisia On November 2, 2014