In fact, Fès used to be the capital city of Morocco, until this changed to Rabat in 1925. Anyone choosing to book a holiday rental in Fès-Boulemane can easily visit Fès, which is becoming ever more popular amongst tourists. This is an old city with a medina in its centre known as Fès el-Bali which is one of the main attractions for visitors who book rental properties here. This is a location where you can really fully experience the charm of Morrrocan lifestyle and culture; the narrow, winding streets and the aromatic-smelling boutiques, the mosques and the occasional donkey and mule passing by. In the local area you can find interesting museums and stunning architecture, showing off the North-African intricate style of decoration. One of the most emblematic and recognisable sites here are the Chanouwara tanneries, where you can watch workers dying leather in large tanning pits and learn about this fascinating process.
Travel into the Sahara to make your vacation extra special and unforgettable
If you decide to rent private Fès-Boulemane holiday apartments, an exotic trip into the Sahara desert is also easy to arrange. Travel via camel or 4x4 vehicles into the undulating sands and experience a unique environment. For a little extra, extended camping trips in the desert can be organised, which really is something different which you will undoubtedly remember for a very long time! If you'd rather go to a town than into the wild desert, Sefrou is also an interesting location, with a nice medina and Jewish quarter, or Mellah, which you can look around. This is an especially busy town during the summer at the beginning of June, when there is a week long Cherry Festival held here, with parades, music and of course a Cherry Queen!
However, the city of Fès is the beating heart of the region, and most people booking self catering holiday rentals in Fès-Boulemane will find that the apartment meets their every need during their stay. Wander around the historic medina, witness age-old leather tanning techniques (and take home a souvenir) or just soak up the beautiful Moorish architecture of the city's mosques and bazaars. An ancient city with a venerable religious history, Fès is nowadays one of Morocco's most welcoming destinations. If you want to make the most of your holidays here, don't forget to go on a city tour, where local guides will take you to all of the most important must-see places.
Anyone renting Fès-Boulemane holiday apartments should expect to be occupied and enchanted every day during their trip. Whether it's relaxation or an active vacation you crave, this is a wonderful area of Morocco to explore. Don't restrict yourself just to this region of Morocco though, as there are more great regions to explore nearby, like Grand Casablanca where you'll find the large city of Casablanca, Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer, which houses the capital city, and Tangier-Tetouan. This port-city really does offer a stunning view of the whitewashed houses against a backdrop of the clear, blue sea of the Strait of Gibraltar. This location also has a rich cultural history and is becoming ever more modern, so now is the time to visit! It is located in the northernmost province of Morocco, just the other side of the water from mainland Spain where you'll find Tarifa, and the south of Portugal, where you can try your hand at surfing in the Algarve.