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Le Kef

Le Kef

1. Sidi Bou Makhlouf

2. The Kasbah

3. Mysterious basilica

4. Mint minaret

5. Roman remains

6. Around town

7. Museum of Art and Popular Traditions


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Elegant in the mountains
Le Kef is clearly one of the most underrated travel destinations in Tunisia, and far too few travllers come here. Not only is the town quite beautiful, charming, but there are plenty of attractions.
At an elevation of 800 metres above sea level, it even offers cool temperatures in winter, and sometimes snow in winter. Colours are white, and the village itself is well-kept. It is situated on a hillside, and offers many good views over rich agricultural land, through the crisp mountain air.

Le Kef, Tunisia

There are plenty of sights in small Le Kef, with the mosque of Sidi Bou Makhlouf as the most famous. But the mysterious basilica next to it, must not be missed at any cost. The kasbah (see picture above) on the peak over the town, is worth a visit, at least for great views over town and the valley beyond. Of the two museums here, the one covering Berber culture, through several small exhibits, is definitely worth a visit.

By Tore Kjeilen