Booking your vehicle rental online before the actual trip appeals for a handful of reasons
- It's faster at the car hire counter (although you wouldn't believe that if you've ever seen the queues at Alamo in Miami)
- It ensures that you get the model of car that you request
- The complete booking process is done in your own time rather than at the arrival airport where you are likely to be surrounded by a tired partner and a selection of unruly youngsters
- The fully inclusive cost will not be increased
Start planning your trip to Fez by booking car rental from two of Britain's leading car rental suppliers. We offer online bookings with discounted car hire at Fez airport. Both of our car hire suppliers have specialist telephone support specialists on hand waiting to answer any extra questions that may come up before or after hiring your car.
Clicking on the link below will enable you to obtain car rental quotes from our suppliers for cheap car rental at Fez airport. The airport is 15 km from the city of Fez.
Fascinating Fez, presenting a striking insight to North African city life, is packed with delights from its cultural snapshots to its religious and architectural trophies of mosques and medinas. A well preserved and ancient World Heritage Site as well as a vibrant modern Moroccan city, the treasure trove of Fes is overflowing with enigmatic tourist attraction trinkets.
With its twisting alleyways and souks, is considered to be the most well preserved medieval city centre in the world. Once one of important centres of cultural and intellectual Islamic life.
Stunning Fez, home of the world�s largest medina, is the city where the hat is from and one of the most attractive cities in Morocco. The capital city of the region Fes-Boulemane, its ancient walled medina, Fes-al-Bali encompasses the largest urban area in the world.
There are three sides to Fez. While there is the old and original walled city of Fes-al-Bali, there is also the section known as the Ville Nouvelle constructed by the French and additionally, the Fes-Djedid, the new Fez, otherwise known as the Mellah�s home.
As with many destinations, a certain knowledge of a city�s history is imperative to get the most from a visit. Fez is no exception. During the decade beginning 1170, Fes was considered to be the largest of all the world�s cities. At this time it belonged to the omnipotent Kingdom of Fez which later became known as Algeria, Morocco and the spanish Plaza de Soberania (or places of sovereign rule). During these times, the regions now defined as Morocco and Algeria were split by the line of the Bouragrag River into two imperial provinces, those of Fez and Morocco. There was a time when Fez was so highly thought of that it became the capital of Morocco. When the French took over the majority of Morocco in 1912, the capital city status was removed and placed upon the city of Rabat. Morocco later finally achieved independence in 1956.
Fez, what the late great magician Tommy Cooper and the city of Moroccan mysticism have in common. The birthplace of the cylindrical hat, Fez/Fes was where it was manufactured until production moved to Turkey and France in the nineteenth century. Prior to this, Fez, the city and port, grew into a primary trading post along the Barbary Coast and the end of the line for the Timbuktu gold trading route.
Visitors to Fez are constantly stunned by the traditional beauty and the strong character of the old parts of town. To contrast, of course, there is the cosmopolitan modern district known as the �New City�. One of the most fascinating and most alive sections of the city is that of the Fez medina. Medinas have considerable cultural significance in any North African city and were built in and around the 9th century. With a population that exceeds 800,000, the labyrinthine streets of the medina are packed with activity. These streets can be so narrow that they are usually traffic free (apart from donkey carts) with people travelling from A to B on foot. It is here in the city where all the craftsmen proudly display their traditional skills and where their wares are bought and sold. The atmosphere here is electric and offers the visitor a taste of tradition which is vital to the identity of the people who inhabit it. A walk along any of its narrow streets will, reward you with the sights of palaces, stunning mosques, the most beautifully crafted silks and ceramics and atmosphere, vast portions of it. The medina (in any city) is said to be the driving force behind it and Fez is no different in that respect.
While in Fez, as well as the Old Medina you must find its incredible gate, the Bab Bou Jeloud. Built in or around 1913, this is the main entrance into the ancient medina which is always guaranteed to cause a stir amongst the tourists.
Add an extra element to your visit by timing it to coincide with a major festival. Every year, a special international music event attracts thousands to the streets of this vibrant city. The Fez annual Festival of World Sacred Music celebrates Islam with performances of classical and traditional styles of music from across the globe
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Fes-Saiss International Airport (in French)
is situated 15 kilometres from the city centre. Grand Taxis can be taken from the airport into the city for a cost of about 30dh.
The Gare Routiere or main bus terminal is situated on the outskirts of the old city and Grand taxi rides ensure you arrive here from the airport.
To get to other Moroccan destinations, internal flights are recommended.
The best way to get around the city is on foot as the Medina is a no traffic territory. Donkeys are allowed to some extent and are banned from some parts. It is possible to get a taxi from the New Town to the Old Town alternatively people should board the town buses which tend to have an overcrowding problem.