The richness of the medina cannot be demonstrated unless you explore it. Many medersas (koranic schools), mosques with rich past and typical architecture of an art based on mathematics, will leave you mesmerized and enthralled. Colorful souks and craftsmen will delight you. Do not hesitate to stay several nights in order to discover more mysteries.
The surroundings of Fez are full of charming corners for walks or motorized. Marches and photo shoots can be arranged from Dar Victoria. The light of Morocco, so dear to painters, is, in all seasons, a boon for shooting fans.
For a one-day visit, by car, from Fez: (Car rental possible).
The troglodyte village of Bhalil on the road to Sefrou (30 km from Fez), the spas of Sidi Harazem and Moulay Yacoub, both a quarter of an hour by car.
To the south, you will go to Azrou (17 km after Ifrane), in Berber country, to admire its forest of cedars and monkeys. You will cross the small town of Imouzzer famous for its beautiful apples. Do not miss the site of Dayet Aoua, after Imouzzer, and its lake at the edge of which you can make a ride on horseback.
Then, Ifrane and its lion icon as well as peaceful places of water on the edge of which you will be sheltered by majestic trees.
The cities of Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss you can visit them in one day. Meknes, in the 17th century was the capital of Morocco and keeps many buildings related to this period.
Volubilis is about 33 km from Meknes. These magnificent Roman ruins listed as UNESCO World Heritage will charm you with the beauty, the extensive site and mosaics. The Carthaginians traded there as early as the third century BC.
Visit Taza city and From There (120 km) you will reach the cave of Friouato, the deepest one in North Africa.
In winter, skiing in Mischliffen will allow you to discover wonderful landscapes. Golf enthusiasts can go to the Royal Golf of Fes, a 9 holes course 17 km south of Fez on the road to Ifrane.
In September, do not miss the moussem of Moulay Idriss II. Great event in honor of the founder of the city. The various guilds march through the town and the great mechouar.
But the most important event is the festival of sacred music. It takes place around the end of May and beginning of June and brings together interpreters from all walks of life.