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The five-star Hotel Sahrai, designed by the architect and designer Christophe Pillet, enjoys spectacular views of the largest medina in the Arab world, taking in twelve centuries of the city’s history in one fell swoop. It offers a totally new hotel experience in Fez. An alternative to the shady isolation of the riads and the impersonal feel of the big resorts, its architecture on a human scale is a combination of tradition and contemporary style.

All the volumes convey the total mastery of space and light that distinguishes Christophe Pillet’s work, with a scale and layout that combine splendor with intimacy.Standing on the  former site of Marshal Lyautey’s summer palace, the hotel revisits the distinctive motif of the great arches that once adorned the façade of the building that stood here. Fifty spacious rooms along with the comfort of two restaurants, a rooftop with a bar opening onto the panoramic terrace, and an exclusive Givenchy spa, combined with a traditional hammam and a gym with Techno-gym equipment.

Awash in natural light, the rooms and suites at Hotel Sahrai imaginatively blur the line between traditional and modern, structure and space, extravagance and simplicity. Designed with glass-walled bathrooms, layers of sheer curtains allow you to conceal or reveal the different spaces as you desire. Fabrics and paint harmonized in warm grey tones, a headboard in orange ochre leather, stone cladding and sculpted plaster add a touch of softness to a welcoming atmosphere.

Fez is one of the jewels of Morocco and one of the holy cities of Islam. Here, time seems to have stood still. Famous for its cultural richness, its gastronomy as well as for its mild and sunny climate, the city of Fez is also known as the Millennium Live Museum. The concierge will be delighted to help you explore Fez and its surroundings through experiences designed especially for you.

Fez guided tour

The visit of the Medina immerses you in a labyrinth dating from the Medieval period and combines the pleasures of shopping with the discovery of heritage. The tour takes you on a journey rich in historical discoveries: Medersa Bou Inania, Zaouïa Tijani, souks, Zaouïa of Moulay Idris, the old Dar Batha Palace, BabBoujloud, Nejjarine Museum, the Royal Palace, the Andalusian Mosque, the Quarawiyine Mosque, the Jewish quarter, the tanneries, the potters' quarter, etc. Fez is renowned for its craftsmanship, of which the Medina will give you a more than revealing foretaste, allowing you to discover Moroccan woodwork and embroidery through sculpted pieces, silks.

Rampart tour

The ramparts of Fez are today the witness, thanks to several restorations, of different periods of construction. Made of adobe, brick or rubble, the ramparts are pierced by several large fortified gates. The Tour of the ramparts invites you to take a drive with a guide to tell you about Fez from the outside, to enjoy the panorama and the sunset from the Merenid tombs.

Daytrip Volubilis – Moulay Idriss – Meknès

This day trip begins by crossing an agricultural region of cereals, legumes and olive groves to discover a vast plain containing the ruins of Volubilis, a Roman city from the 1st century of the Christian era. The experience continues towards the holy city of Moulay Idriss to admire the panorama and the round and white minaret, decorated with verses of the Koran in green mosaics.

Upon arrival in Meknes, you have a magnificent view of the Medina, then the tour of the ramparts with monumental gates dating from the 17th century, the stables (Roua), the granaries (Héri), and the stud farms. An essential stop is the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismaïl, which for a long time was the only mosque that non-Muslims could visit in Morocco. We then leave through the very famous Bab Mansour on the vast El Hédim square. On the other side of the square, the Moroccan Art Museum "Dar Jamaï" offers a wide variety of handicrafts. To complete the experience, take a lunch in the vineyards with a tour and wine tasting at Château Roslane.

Journey in Taza & Djebel Tazzeka

A Berber city, Taza has outstanding natural treasures: the Ras El Oued waterfalls, the Friaouato cave for speleology, the Chiker caves, the Djebel Tazzeka (1980m).

An escape in the Middle Atlas

An escape that allows you to discover beautiful landscapes, Berber villages, forests of holm oaks, cedars, cultivated fields in the middle of stones, orchards.

Sefrou & Bhalil

Sefrou is a Berber town located about thirty kilometres from Fez, and is appreciated for its waterfalls, the diversity of its landscapes that can be admired from the sanctuary of Sidi Ali Bousserghine, the richness of its agricultural produces and the Cherry Festival in June. A few kilometres further on, by a road that climbs through olive groves, we arrive at Bhalil, famous for its troglodytic dwellings.

Cooking Class in Medina

A tasteful look at local traditions! Fez is known for its refined and diverse gastronomy. Take the opportunity to learn the tricks and secrets passed down from mother to daughter in one of the city's most beautiful riads. Each half-day course begins with a tour of the souks with the chef and a guide to buy fresh produce and learn how to prepare a starter, a main course and a dessert. At the end of the course, you will taste all the meals during a friendly lunch on the terrace overlooking the Medina of Fez or at the Gayza restaurant of Riad Fez - Relais & Châteaux. A list of recipes signed by the chef will be delivered to share a touch of Morocco at home with your family and friends.

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