About Tunisia & Le Souk Ceramique
Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa, nestled just across the Mediterranean Sea from Italy. With a warm climate and a long and gentle coastline, Tunisia, for over 2000 years, has witnessed the passage of Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Turks, Italians, Spanish and French and others. They came as fugitives and adventurers, to conquer and claim, as warriors and missionaries, traders and farmers, each leaving behind a part of their culture. Tunisia now has a modern, Western-oriented outlook.
As a close neighbor to Europe, their main trading partners are France, Italy and other EU nations. Since independence from France in 1956, Tunisia has been dedicated to educating its people and workforce, which has led many European companies to invest in Tunisia for their manufacturing facilities. Modern Tunisia also plays a pivotal role in helping bridge the gap between the Muslim world and the Europe and the West. Tunisia’s emphasis on moderation and tolerance is one reason why 6 million Europeans vacation there each year.
Unfortunately, Tunisia is not too well known in the US but we would encourage everyone to consider a trip to Tunisia soon, especially after the revolution in January 2011. It would be a great gesture of support. And if you do make it to Nabeul, please stop by for a visit. We’re at 49 Avenue Mongi Slim (also shown on some maps by it’s former name, Rue de France), not far from the main Souk, just past the government offices and near the cemetery. Tunisia is located directly south of Italy on the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The peninsula jutting out on the northeast part of Tunisia is named Cap Bon. Nabeul is located on the southern side of Cap Bon on the coast.
Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, is closer to Rome than Paris is to Rome.
Nabeul is about an hour’s drive southeast of Tunis.
Our studio is about 2 km from the coast.
We moved from our studio in Avenue Monji Bali in 2012 into our new building, still under construction.
In 2013 we finished work on the second floor, making more room for our ongoing expansion.
Our Clinton, Washington, USA warehouse and offices.