Fez, the ancient city

Fez at a glance

Fez has a special atmosphere. This 13th-century city is an imperial city of long-lasting multicultural history, that reserves unexpected surprises for its visitors.

Cross the walls of the famous medina of Fez, recognized by UNESCO as an outstanding universal value. Stroll through the streets of the Fez-El-Bali district. The Bab Boujloud is the easiest way to enter the medina.

In early May, the squares and alleys resound with world music, where the Festival of World Sacred Music is held in the former imperial capital, which occurs along with Jazz in Riads, one of the main events in the city’s cultural calendar. Don’t leave without having tasted the city’s gastronomy, reputed to be one of the best in the world.

The Middle Atlas richness

Fez, which is the heart of Morocco’s history, hides in its pockets one of the most beautiful medinas of Morocco. About ten kilometres away, far from the bustling city, stands a chain of eye-popping landscapes.

The city of Fez overlooks the plain of “Saïss” which overlooks the beautiful massifs of the Middle Atlas ; the scenery is just breathtaking !

The forests and lakes offer you an immersive experience, with its serenity and peacefulness.

A few kilometers away, you arrive to Lake “Dayat Aoua”, where you can enjoy beautiful horseback riding or pedal boat on the lake.

The city is not so far from the forests of the town of “Immouzar”, where splendid nature await you !

Fez, an enthralling culture

Fez is an absolute open-air museum. The succession of civilizations has accumulated treasures. Its medina being the oldest and largest city in Morocco, all the craftsmen are gathered, from tanners to weavers, dinandiers and potters. Its streets are decorated with architectural masterpieces, and its squares are meeting places where an ancestral art of living is expressed through confident yet delicate gestures.

Stroll through the interlacing alleys of the imperial city. Enter the Bab Boujloud gate and admire the sophistication of Arab-Andalusian art ; the zelliges of blue and jade that adorn it, the scrolls that carve out its openings. In the distance, you can see the minaret of the Karaouiyine mosque ; the doors of knowledge will welcome you, those of the oldest university in the world.

Take advantage of the calm pace of city life, and enjoy one of the most delicious gastronomy in the world.

Not to be outdone, the festivals. World sacred Music, culinary Arts or Jazz in Riads ; throughout the year, they liven up the squares and streets of the former imperial capital.

Fez is a modern city where the past and the present meet, and where the arts and treasures of the ancestors still stand.


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