Fez is one of Morocco’s cities that have a personality to assert a long story to tell and a heritage to offer share. Visitors will discover the richness of the Medina, with its monumental gates open on characteristics alleyways, quaint neighborhoods, legendary souks, artisan shops and historic buildings.
To explore the city in depth, walk along the ramparts of ocher stone, then go to the tombs Merinid; necropolis in ruins, the view extends to “the most imperial imperial cities”.
Within the enclosure, the crowd is busy Fez el Bali where alleys and passages leading to the area of the Qaraouiyyîn, reputable university as one of the oldest in the world. At the heart of the medina, stroll through the souk of dyers before reaching Seffarine Place, home of the coppersmiths. Then came the tanneries, the souk carpenters and henna to the madrasah El Attarin -School coranique- masterpiece Merinid art built in the fourteenth century. Not far from the Riad Lalla Fatima, you can visit the library Bensouda still houses manuscripts and other priceless treasures dating from the twelfth century.
With its central location, the city of Fez has always been a real focal point of the main roads. Its surroundings, full of natural and architectural heritage as a varied and exciting, present a unique opportunity for visitors to enjoy the magical landscapes of the Middle Atlas, forests of cedars and oaks, unique archaeological sites, sources spas with healing properties, and countless villages offering exceptional scenery of deep Morocco.
Meknes is one of the largest cities in Morocco and named after the Berber Meknassa, named after the founder of the tribe city. It is the capital of the administrative region of Meknes-Tafilalet, north of the country. The city is located 150 km east of Rabat and 60 km west of Fez. This is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. It was the capital of the Kingdom Chérifien during the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672-1727). The historic city of Meknes is under the protection of UNESCO since 1996.
The famous quote of Volubilis (Walili in Arabic) is one of the best preserved archaeological sites and most visited in Morocco. The site, about forty acres, combines and presents the various steps of the ancient history of Morocco, from the Mauritanian period (3rd century BC) which dates the first core of the city. In the year 42 AD, the kingdom of Mauretania was annexed to the Empire Romain.datant the twelfth century.
It is from this date that Volubilis knew a major urban extension. The visitor can appreciate the greatness Volubilis Roman ruins: the triumphal arch of Caracalla, Basilica, the capitol, etc. as it will be free lessons offered by the exceptional regularity of Roman houses and wealth of many mosaics.
In the late seventh century, Moulay Idriss 1st, founder of the dynasty Idrisside, took refuge in Volubilis where he was welcomed by the tribe of “Aouraba” which proclaimed Commander of the Faithful.
Thus, the city became the point of birth of the Moroccan State in Muslim West. On a hill, surrounded by lush landscaping, and around the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss 1st, developed Zerhun village, a few kilometers from Volubilis.
Moulay Idriss is 5 km and 25 km Volubilis Meknes. It houses the shrine of the founder of the dynasty Idrisside Idriss 1st.
It is perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the valley of Wadi Erroumane and the plain of the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. It is a pilgrimage that leads to a large gathering (moussem) Annual.