It was founded as a Roman outpost, then under the name of "Tusuros." For centuries, it was a resting place for desert caravans.
Today, Tozeur is known for its hundreds of thousands of palm trees, oasis, medinas, architecture, Berber culture, and dates. It has also gained a sort of niche tourism reputation as the filming location for many of the original Star Wars movies.
People Born in Tozeur
Tozeur in People's Lives
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 1995 to film scenes of the movie The English Patient.