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Just another town

Batna, Algeria

Batna has little to offer in itself, in fact most parts of it is terribly ugly, with endless cheap apartment blocks, but is a good base for those visiting Timgad. Batna was constructed by the French in 1844, as a military camp, in order to protect the roads running into Sahara. The setting is nice, and with an altitude of 1,038 metres, it is a good refuge in summer.

Eat and Sleep
Very good on hotels and restaurants. Most price classes are covered, and with quite good value for money.

Excellent connections with bus and taxis to any likely destination. Trains will bring you to Biskra and Constantine.

By Tore Kjeilen