It is at the bottom of the Middle Atlas that Morocco was born. It is at least here that we find the first capital of the kingdom, Fez l'envoûtante, inaugurated in the 9th century, a real jewel whose medina (fortified city) Fez el-Bali, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, shelters narrow streets full of marvels of Hispano-Moorish architecture and archaeological sites. The undisputed spiritual centre of Morocco, Fez is one of the four imperial cities of the country, its medina is the largest in the Maghreb, the most vibrant and most fascinating too! In the heart of its narrow and winding streets where 350,000 people gather every day, past the main entrance gate called Bab Boujloud, the tourist guide of Fez will take you from medersas (Koranic schools) and mosques to souks - that of spices, potters or the famous open-air tannery of Chouara -, from small local canteens to majestic riads with bright mosaics. If you have some time, you will have the opportunity to discover the surroundings of the city: the thermal springs of Moulay Yacoub in the north, but also the Roman site of Volubilis, or even the pretty mountain resorts of the Middle Atlas, in the south. Of course, a few days are enough to visit Fez, but if you really want to get all the substantial marrow from this destination, the time to devote to it could easily be counted in years..

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When to go to Fès?

When to go to Fez? The heat can be stifling in summer and harsh winter, so the high tourist seasons are spring and fall. Hiking in the Middle Atlas is possible from October to about April, while in winter ski resorts, such as Mischliffen, also attract tourists, many of whom are Moroccan. If you are wondering when to go to Fez without ruining yourself while enjoying a certain tranquility, it may be advantageous to travel in low season, when hotels can offer discounts of up to 50 %. However, it happens that during this period some services and animations are deleted, as during Ramadan. In short, there is no better time to go to Fez, each season has its own charm!

How to go to Fès? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Being a very touristy imperial city, Fez is on the program of many Moroccan tours organized by French-speaking tour operators. His visit is generally included in the itineraries such as "Moroccan culture" or "Moroccan gastronomy", but it is also possible to plan a honeymoon in Fez, a family holiday in an all-inclusive package (all-inclusive) and other tailor-made stays.

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The average price of a direct flight from France to Fez is around €250 in high season and €130 in low season. It should be noted that the price variation depends on the company borrowed but, above all, on the time required to book. A daily direct flight to Fez is also available from Marseille airport. Express shuttles connect the city centre with the airport in Marignane

To discover the medina of Fez, you will have no alternative but to use your feet: no vehicles, except horses and mules for the transport of goods, are allowed. To visit the new city and the surroundings of Fez, we will use the service of small taxis (urban taxis), cheap and convenient, but also the bus network. For longer trips, opt for large taxis (interurban) or car rental

Prepare for your trip Fès

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Fez? The heat can be stifling in summer and harsh winter, so the high tourist seasons are spring and fa...
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Weather forecast

In autumn and spring, the weather in Fez is very pleasant: in spring, the heat is not yet too hot and the surrounding...
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Budget

Without being dear, Fez, and Morocco in general, is not a paradise for the broke. The government has promoted tourism...
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Formalities

For French, Belgian, Swiss and Canadian nationals wishing to travel to Fez, a valid passport is required for any indi...
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Health

There is no longer any malaria in Morocco, which does not exempt you from protecting yourself from mosquito bites. Va...
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How to travel by yourself?

The average price of a direct flight from France to Fez is around €250 in high season and €130 in low season. It...
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How to get organized?

Being a very touristy imperial city, Fez is on the program of many Moroccan tours organized by French-speaking tour o...
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Getting around

To discover the medina of Fez, you will have no alternative but to use your feet: no vehicles, except horses and mule...
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