- Spend a weekend in Morocco’s cultural and spiritual capital
- Stay in the heart of the medina
- Discover the city your way with the help of a passionate local guide
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You’ll find your riad behind a discreet door in the medina. This refined space has been renovated over a decade, resulting in a marriage of Ottoman elegance and balanced modernity. Throughout the property, you’ll find pieces created by the best craftsmen in the city. When you’re not basking in the comfort of your suite, relax in the lounge with a book from the library or spend some time gazing out across the rooftops from the terrace. The restaurant serves inventive cuisine, while the service is both discrete and considerate.
To experience a more authentic side to the city, we’ll arrange for you to spend a few hours exploring it with a local guide. They’ll tailor the tour to what interests you the most, but they’ll also have some ideas about how best to showcase the city’s highlights. One option is to introduce you to local culinary traditions at the colourful Sellaline market before a stop at a traditional café where you can sip tea in the shade of mulberry trees. If you’re interested in architecture and craftsmanship, they’ll lead you to the 14th-century Bou Inania Madrasa and the many trade districts of Fez. Finally, if you love Andalusian gardens and art, they can organise a stroll in the Jnan Sbil garden, established in the 18th century by Sultan Moulay Abdallah. This tour is designed to help you discover a different side of Fez according to your interests.
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AN IN-DEPTH CULTURAL TOUR
Researcher, storyteller, guembri player and member of the Sufi Hamadcha Brotherhood, your guide today will offer you a global understanding of Fez. During this meeting with him, you’ll discuss the historical, anthropological, architectural, artistic and spiritual aspects of the city. You’ll have the opportunity to visit key cultural spots – some of which aren’t usually accessible to tourists ¬– and meet musicians, Sufis and craftsmen who are waiting to share their skills and knowledge. As you visit workshops, souks, mausoleums, mosques and more, you’ll learn about what links them all, the element to which Fez owes its prosperity: water. This meeting offers a rare and detailed insight into what makes Fez the city it is.
VOLUBILIS, MOULAY IDRISS AND MEKNES
Volubilis is the largest archaeological site in Morocco. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the remains of this Berber-Roman city allow you to envisage this ancient city as it once was. Above all, the splendid frescoes that adorn its many buildings are a sight to behold. Protected by a long wall, Meknes is one of Morocco’s four imperial cities and the former capital under Sultan Moulay Ismaïl. For its medina alone, it’s well worth the visit. Around 13 miles from Meknes is Moulay Idriss, an all-white holy city that’s built in tiers on a rocky outcrop. This highly sacred city is visited by thousands of Muslims every August for a pilgrimage known as a Moussem.
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