Easily accessible from all major European cities, the beautiful medieval town of Fes is a true architectural gem with its magnificent monuments, markets and medinas. Fes is home to a rich mix of cultures and what originally was an important Moorish settlement has now evolved into an enchanting town full of delights that will captivate you with its effortless Moroccan charm. With bustling festivals, sunny plazas and countless forgotten corners in which to enjoy a romantic moment of peace in the middle of one of the busiest historical quarters you will ever find, Fes is a delightful destination to enjoy as a family. Home to quaint cobblestoned lanes dominated by the imposing Bou Inania Madrasa, an elegant Islamic school that dates to the 14th century and many other fairy tale buildings that will transport you to the Middle Ages, the town has something for everyone.
Renting holiday accommodation in Fes
When you decide where to stay during your visit to Fes, remember that the most authentic approach to enjoy a truly memorable visit is to socialise with the local community. Instead of staying in an expensive hotel full of tourists you might prefer to choose a holiday rental. Renting a holiday apartment in Fes means that you can experience an authentic retreat in this fabulous city in the same way than those who know it best, the local people. Only they can tell you which is the best eatery in town to try some delicious tagine, or the quaintest tea shop away from the tourist trail where you can sample some traditional mint tea.
Where to stay in Fes
Whether you prefer to book a modern luxury apartment where you can enjoy the sunset over the dramatic surrounding countryside or a delightful traditional Moroccan house in the middle of the old quarter with spectacular views over the many churches and ancient mosques, HouseTrip offers an broad and eclectic selection of self-catering accommodation that is perfect for your family holiday and will ensure that you relish in having all the comforts of your own home away from home at your disposal. After a long day exploring Fes’ unmatched restaurants, some wonderful walking trails in the neighbouring Tazekka National Park or traditional folk festivals, there is nothing like revelling in the luxury of relaxing in your own lounge with a chilled glass of white wine after experimenting with the local cuisine with fresh produce that you hand-picked at the market.
Fes with the family
The city of Fes and its surrounding region are ideal to enjoy with the kids. Known as ‘the Mecca of the West’, Fes offers so many incredible sights that you won’t know where to start. There are plenty of sights to explore as a family, such as the endless medina with its extensive souk and madrasas where you can indulge in some shopping before strolling towards the caravanserai. If you fancy some space, Fes’ historical centre can be discovered from a sunny rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a moment of calm while you sample some excellent local delicacies before continuing your quest amongst packed streets encased by ochre buildings. An expensive hotel could never compare to the freedom of enjoying an idyllic break in Fes with your loved ones in such an authentic way.