Tunis has a very French feel to it - the main street is a wide tree lined boulevard with cafe's down each side, and tables and chairs out on the pavement. But you only have to walk a few metres through the old gate from the new town into the Medina. The whole of the Medina is a World Heritage site and there are a lot of shops selling a lot of tourist stuff. From hats to carved wooden camels!
Just outside Tunis is a little village Sidi bon Said on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, it's all whitewash walls and blue painted doors and window frames. It's unlike just about every village in Tunisia - rather like the cleaned up version of a village that you'd bring home to show to Mother.
When the cruise ships dock in Tunis the village is full of groups of tourist that have been bussed up. It's when they leave in the evening, and you've got the place to yourself that you can really appreciate the place.
I hired a car in Tunisa, and picked it up and dropped it off in downtown Tunis - the driving is fun, traffic seem to some at you from all directions, the only saving grace is that the speeds are all nice and slow!