Bab Bhar (Gate of the Sea)
It was so named because it is located on the side of the lake of Tunis and the sea. Later, the Europeans will call it by “Door of France”. Of the door which exists today, these pillars up to man’s height and part of its facade are certainly ancient. Some ashlars used in the structural work are most likely reused Roman stones. The door was transformed and restored over the centuries. The last restoration to date was the work of Ahmed Bey in 1847-1848 as the two versified Arabic inscriptions which decorate the two frontages testify. In 1939, the square surrounding it was enlarged. It stands there today with elegance and prestige.