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Pavilion of Tunisia

Tunisia's approach to Man and his World introduces visitors to the handcrafts, tourism, agriculture and industrial development of the country.

The Tunisian Pavilion is on Ile Notre-Dame on the banks of the Le Moyne Channel.

It is roughly equidistant from the Ile Notre-Dame station of the Expo-Express and the Métro station on Ile Sainte-Hélène, across the Cosmos Walk bridge.

In its rectangular shape, its white facade and flooring of blue porcelain tiles, the pavilion is typically Tunisian. Lighting effects make use of the marine setting, and Mediterranean plants contribute to the realistic atmosphere.

Inside the pavilion exhibits are grouped around a patio with graceful columns, reminiscent of Tunisia's ancient Arab palaces. Interior walls are white, and flooring, except for areas of mosaic work, is of warm colored marble.

In this authentic setting craftsmen perform traditional trades, beating copper and making carpets by hand.

In a delightful restaurant that accommodates 100, typical Tunisian dishes are served. Through glass panels the clientele can watch the artistry of their preparation. In a vaulted Moorish café, Turkish coffee and pine-flavored tea are served.

Click here to see a model to scale of the Tunisia Pavilion.