“The sumptuous 15-room Palais Amani was created by a charming Franco-Moroccan woman from Montpellier and her family, which explains why it offers the pleasure of magnificently renovated Fassi décor with modern comforts, including air-conditioning and internet.”
Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Fez, Morocco.
“Built around a lush courtyard garden—a tranquil oasis from the medina’s mayhem right on the doorstep—this 17th-century palace had fallen into disrepair before being rescued and rebuilt by its French-American owners, utilizing the skills of the city’s finest craftsmen.”
Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Fez.
Fez (or Fes) is a city in northern inland Morocco and the capital of the Fès-Meknès administrative region. Fez is one of the most important cities in the country and is also one of the most populous. Fez is also popular for being situated at the crossroads of the important cities in the region which makes it important in Trans-Saharan Trade.
The city is home to several madrasa, mosques, zawiyas and city gates which still survive till today. The building features a spectacular design that includes Moorish and Moroccan architectural styles.
Fez is largely divided into two old medina quarters; Fes el Bali and Fes Jdid and also divided into the modern urban area of Ville Nouvelle. Fez historic center is listed as one of the World Heritage Site and is regarded by many as the world’s largest urban car-free zone.
The city is also famous for its University of Al Quaraouiyine; the university was founded in 859 and is the oldest continuously functioning university in the world.
Fez has been described over the years as the “Mecca of the West” or sometimes the “Athens of Africa”. As a result of such names and other reasons, the city is one of the most visited on the continent of Africa.