"The Resplendent Star" or "Baron's House"

A superb residence built at the foot of the village of Sidi Bou Said in a park overlooking the sea, by Baron Rodolphe d'Erlanger (1872-1932). It was occupied and looted by German soldiers during World War II. Other damages were caused when Allied soldiers were housed there. Today, it is owned by the Tunisian state, which has turned it into a museum, with much of its original furniture, including paintings by Rodolphe d'Erlanger, and a treasure chest supposed to have belonged to Suleiman the Magnificent. The museum also houses the Center for Arab and Mediterranean Music, which regularly holds concerts and exhibits a superb historical collection of musical instruments.