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Fez: tradition and talent

The medina in Fez is an authentic journey back in time where you can discover traditional craft activities while staying in an elegant riad. It dates from the 12th century and is listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It is one of the cities which symbolizes Arab-Muslim civilization. Discover noble crafts including saddlery, marquetry and brocade in the labyrinth of small streets. And don’t miss being taken by surprise by even more ancient activities such as the use of traditional ovens to cook bread and cakes and the famous eastern hammams or steam baths.

For accommodation, the many elegantly decorated riads will offer you a warm welcome. In these mansions sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city, you will discover a subtle and sophisticated lifestyle. Some possess a hammam or a spa, further evidence of the region's tradition of thermal baths. Use the steam baths and associated massages to regain all your energy and health in an atmosphere which has remained unchanged for centuries. And for travellers hoping for spontaneous meetings with the locals, there is nothing like a stroll through the streets. There will always be a local person or a family ready to get to know you over a glass of mint tea. For Fez’s principal secret is a historic tradition of welcome and hospitality…

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