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Tunisia Pavilion

Tunisia's approach to Man and his World introduced visitors to the handicrafts, agriculture and industrial development of the country.

The Tunisian Pavilion is on ile Notre-Dame, on the banks of Lemoyne Channel.

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

In its rectangular shape, its white facade and flooting 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 collumns, 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 cupper and making carpets by hand.

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

( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )


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