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Autumn in Tunisia is all about swimming in the sea and long walks along the beach, boat trips and water sports. It’s also a busy time of year for Tunisia’s thalasso and spa centres, renowned for the quality and diversity of their treatments. Golfers make the most of the mild temperatures to challenge themselves on one of the country’s ten golf courses, from Tabarka in the north to Tozeur in the south. Other sports lovers have made autumn their favourite season, including kitesurfers, who practise their acrobatic skills on the beaches of Kalaat Landlous or Djerba.

Game hunters will find plenty to keep them occupied in the stunning Mediterranean landscapes of the north or the fringes of the oasis in the south. But autumn remains the best season for exploring the Tunisian Sahara. A wonderful world of sand dunes, steep mountains and lush green oases. Explore on the back of a camel, during a walk through the dunes or a ride on a quad bike, motorbike or in a 4x4 to really get to grips with nature, or even from the air in an ultralight for a truly exhilarating experience.

For music lovers, autumn is marked by a number of festivals which are well worth the trip: Musical October for fans of classical music is held at the Acropolium in Carthage, while the festival of traditional Mediterranean music, Musiqât, can be found at the Baron d’Erlanger Palace in Sidi Bou Said. And if you want to get your feet tapping, Les Dunes Electroniques is an annual celebration of electronic music at the location where Star Wars was filmed, right in the heart of the Sahara.