This day trip begins by crossing a fertile agricultural region: culture of cereals, pulses, oil production … Arrival at Zagota Pass, and the road enters the forest of eucalyptus plantations of olive, fig. We soon discovered a vast plain where the ruins of Volubilis. After spending an hour to admire the ruins of this Roman city of the first century AD, the trip continues towards the holy city of Moulay Idriss. To see the panorama and the minaret round and white, decorated with Koranic verses green mosaic.
Upon arrival in Meknes, one has a magnificent view of the Medina. The tour begins with a tour of the walls with monumental gates dating from the seventeenth century Berdaïne Bab, Bab Khemis. We continue exploring the city by the stables (Rua), attics (HERI), and Stud. Stop needed at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail was for a long time the only mosque that non-Muslims could visit in Morocco. It then exits through the famous Bab Mansour El on the vast square Hedim. On the other side of the square, the Museum of Moroccan Art “Dar Jamai” offers a wide variety of handicrafts. One can stroll through the Medina before returning to Fez.
This walk can take half a day or slightly more depending on time spent admiring the variety of landscapes: forests of oaks, cedars, cultivated fields among the stones, and Orchards…
Suzanne Holmer Smith, 2014
Sara G, 2015