Tamezret is the first village to deviate from the troglodyte dwellings in the region.
The village lies on the hilltop. It receives few visitors, since the tourist buses stop at the cafe down in the valley.
It is a beautiful place and nice pictures can be made.
Similar villages of Tunisia are usually abandoned and left to crumble. Tamezret is still alive, and the houses well-attended.
All roads seem to lead up to the white mosque.
While walking around, take a look over the Nefzaoua plains and try to see the village of Zeroua in the distance. Other things of interest are the may oil presses, some ancient, as well as the woollen shawls with their attractive geometrical designs.
The white mosque on the top is best viewed from a distance, as it is without any real details. There is a little cafe at the top serving tea with almonds, but it may be closed once you get there. The owner doesnt always see the point in waiting for the odd visitors, since the cafe down in the valley gets them all.
There are few buses between Matmata and Tamezret, but this can involve some waiting. It is best to arrange your own transport, preferrably a rented car or a taxi in Gabes.