Pictures from the Collection “Archives de la Planète” in the “Hauts-de-Seine” Albert Kahn museum, about the Medina of Fez, issued by the Stéphane Passet 1913 and Georges Chevalier 1926 missions. Have a look at the whole collection thanks to “Fez architecture” Facebook page!
Until recently in the Eastern world, there were three medieval medinas equivalent in their conservation status, their historical and architectural interest: Isfahan in Iran, Aleppo in Syria and Fez in Morocco.
Aleppo Medina has suffered enormously from the war in Syria and Iran is just beginning to open again to tourism.
The Fez medina is the only place where it is possible to immerge oneself with ease and safe in a medieval world alive and preserved, with its architecture, its artisanship and its social life so active.
At Riad Dar7louyat you will be staying in the heart of the old Medina, close to the most prestigious sites such as Qarayouyine mosque and mausoleum Moulay Idriss, the madrasas and the souks …
The Al Quaraouiyine is recognized by UNESCO as the oldest university in the world.
A week is not enough to discover all the riches of the medina, of the new town of Fez and of the surroundings such as Meknes, Volubilis, Moulay Idriss, Moulay Yacoub, and the great variety of trekking that can be organized in the Middle-Atlas (an hour’s drive from Fez)