Port El Karaoui
& top rated RUI Hotel Belleview Park
Port El Karaoui is
a modern tourist center with an international yachting
port built in typical Arab style based on the medina
found in most ancient cities in tunisia and the Arab
world. Pass into this picturesque honecomb of alleyways,
whitewashed houses, arches and patios splashed with
flowers. At the Port El Kantaoui center there are cozy
cafes, bars, restaurants which invite you stay a while
as well as many boutiques, jewelry stores and
clothing stores with better quality merchandise. There
is also a 36 hole golf course, charter boat hire, ATV
and motor bike rental to supplement the many water
sports and other activities offered by the 150 plus
seaside resort hotels.
The last 300+ room resort hotel
well before the wide sandy beaches return to a
hodgepodge of local apartments and restaurants is the RUI Bellevue Park. Rui hotels emphasize excellent
service, seaside locations and exceptional healthy food
which keeps their guests singing their praises. The
lobby and pool areas of both this renovated in 2005 and
the older next door Rui Imperial Mahaba were palatial
and striking in their beauty and pool gardens. A third
Hotel Riu Green Park was located adjacent to the yacht
harbor and golf course making the Spanish chain with 200
luxury beach hotels in 20 countries a top option for
Sousse or the adjacent Hamman-Sousse seaside complex
best known at Port El Kantaoui. [hotel
place me and the wife to be went there to get away for
just a week, just before our wedding and was blown away
by the staff at the Riu ClubHotel Bellevue Park they
could not do any more for.
Matt from Wales APR-07
or is it Aoussou as International
FECC President Henry van der
Kroon called for the FECC "3 times" cheer many times during
the best ever opening ceremony produced in the historic north
African City of Sousse, Tunisia by the Association
Carnaval Aoussou. [The above foto was taken moments
before the striking 3rd consecutive FECC monument was
For the first time since the 2001
St. Petersburg conference
opened at the magnificent Catherine's Palace in Russia, the
Federation of European Carnival Cities [FECC] traveled beyond
its traditional European boundaries to Africa, the motherland of
humanity and thus Carnival --the first festival-- by immersing
itself in the legendary hospitality of Tunisia with its 3000
years of recorded history at nearby northeastern corner of the
"Tunisia, the Country of Peace, heir to a long 3000 year history as a
cradle of civilizations and culture is confident that it is living today
in a new, happy era.
Tunisia has always been an outstanding symbol of fairness and
tolerance. It seeks collaboration and solidarity with all human beings.
With a great focus on the human dimension and strong belief that if
ideologies fail to create a better world the cultural and the human
sense can bring people closer to push away conflicts between
civilizations and religions.
Cultural Tourism is a strategic pointer in the industry of tourism
for Tunisia as it helps enrich the experience for visitors and improve
competiveness as we promote the Tunisian cultural and historical
Having the FECC Carnival City congress in Tunisia, and especially
Sousse improves and deepens the relationships between our societies. It
shows our conviction to create more occasions to bring people together
and help each other through creative collaboration between our cities,
strengthening relationships of harmony and understanding.
Thanks to our voluntary work developing the cultural and tourist
scenes in our cities, d
2007 Sousse Tunisia
FECC Carnival Cities Summit
espite critical international situations, we are
taking an active part to create peaceful stability in the work.
Enjoy the great hospitality of the Tunisian people which comes from
deep convictions and beliefs to respect the rights of everybody.
Ettijani El haddad
The secretary of state & Minister of Tourism
am so pleased to express my heartfelt bliss as well as pride
attending the 27th Summit of the FECC Carnival City organization in the
city of Sousse.
We wish you an enjoyable as well as fruitful stay amongst us, your
tunisian friends and hosts knowing pertinently the underlying historical
as well as the profound ties of civilization which bind us all together.
Welcome to our beloved Motherland, Tunisia. The land of peace,
security, tolerance and cross-cultural dialogue whose citizens venerate
the holy ties of friendship, worship collective work and cherish such
strong faith in the necessity of favoring peace as well as serenity all
over the world. I am equally bound to pay tribute to the FECC
organization of carnivals and festival-holding cities which has chosen
both Sousse and Hammam Sousse as the host - cities as the location
for this summit.
Sousse, this city upon the coast, is a pearl of the cosmos, a
cultural light, enriching the canivalesque experiments through
cultural exchange, constructively renewing the working to derive
benefits from the latest technologies to update and endow the carnival
shows with a great sense of the sublime. Together we can make Sousse,
a cradle fusing the various cultures and national civilizations into
one, homogeneous, universal, salvational culture, transcending all
alienating boundaries, bridging the gap between the nations of the world
and strengthening their mutual trust.
Aoussou Festival which is celebrating its 49th cyclical rebirth as
concrete evidence of the possible, rewarding achievement and creativly
moving towards the sublime whenever truthful. Sincerely wrought efforts
join together and whenven nations, communities and people hail
collective collaborations peacefully as well as lovinginly.
The mosaic features the
powerful god of the sea, Neptune [also known as Poseidon] who
remains very much alive in Tunisia, particularly at the great
annual freedom celebration anchored by the Sousse Carnival.
"Neptune Triumphant" was a popular theme for Roman art patrons
who commissioned many mosaics during the 700 years of Roman
dominance of Tunisia between the 2nd century BC and the 5th
century AD. Just across the Mediterranean and within sight on a
clear day is Italian island of Sicily with EU member and FECC
activist organization Malta in between.
Look for the mosaic monument in the central square of the Sousse
2007 Ptuj, Slovenia - Slovenia's oldest and
city and home of its greatest annual festival- the annual
"On behalf of the steering committee of Asoussouu carnival committee,
I should like to express our never, failing, never wavering loyalty to
His Highness President Zenelabibine BEN ALI whose Solomon like wisdom
has upgraded Tunisia enabling her to be a well- led country
yearning to a universally -salvational mission, promoting universality,
witnessing international cross -cultural events as a constructive
partner acting for the salvation of the global village having a firm
belief in the redemptive effects of solidarity and tolerance which all
Tunisian citizens and dwellers enjoy daily."