The the conference will take place in a central location of Fez at the Fez's Cultural complex "Complexe Culturel de Fès", located in Palestine Avenue "Avenue de Palestine", kindly offred by the local authorities to the “Ecole National D’Architecture de Fès, Moroc”. National School of Architecture in Fes, Morocco.
Fes was a former capital of Morocco. The original part of the old city is today’s called FEZ al bali. It is an authentic medieval city with complex and labyrinth alleys and considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It has the oldest continuously functioning university in the world which is the University of Al-Karaouine that is founded in 859 C.E. Al Karaouine University played a leading role in the cultural and academic relations between the Islamic world and Europe in the middle ages. The university has produced numerous scholars who have strongly influenced the intellectual and academic history of the world such as Ibn Rushayd al-Sabti, Pope Sylvester II and Maimonides.
The big Qarawiyyin Mosque which is the most famous mosque of Morocco was also built in the same year. Religious, commercial, residential etc. buildings have been erected since the foundation of the city and many still exit until our present time. The visitor to the old district would have a pleasant and peaceful feeling as he/ she wanders in the winding and narrow streets that is shaded from sun by projected and beautifully ornamented Mashrabiyahs (i.e. windows with wooden latticework) which provides an enclosure to the street and breaks the monotony of the urban context. The design of the city at the architecture and urban level is considered by a number of Western scholars as a good example of the sustainable city that is capable to fulfill its' inhabitants physical, social, psychological, spiritual and environmental needs and aspirations along the history. After visiting the city you will have two homes: one is your home city and the other one is Fes. We welcome you in the capital of academia and sustainability.
travel info. /
Getting to Fes:
Airport: there are several airports in morocco, but the main airport serving Fez and its surrounding area is Fez Saïss The main airport
Trains: travel information concerning trains can be found on the website of the Moroccan National railway.
Taxi: The cost of taxi service is
- from airport to city centre: about €13 for up to 3 people.
- within the city centre: between €0.5 & €1.5 / journey
- Ask taxi drivers to use the metre (counter).
for general info, please visit the Moroccan Yellow Pages
€1 = 11 Moroccan Dirhams
Visa Requirements: Not everyone requires a pre-issued visa to enter Morocco. Please click the following link and read carefully to determine what applies to your case. You can also inquire through the nearest Moroccan embassy to your location. The location of Morrocan embassies can be found here. You can download the Visa application form here or from the website of the nearest Moroccan embassy.
hotel reservations /
To ensure a discounted price on all rooms, book through our travel agent:
FES ART ET CULTURE TRAVEL
Adresse: 14, Centre commercial Narjis
Av Med Kaghate - Fès
Tél: 00212 (0)5 35 93 21 19
Fax: 00212 (0)5 35 93 21 45
List of hotels and Riads:
1- Hotel RAMADA: 85 Av des FAR - Fès VN
2- Hotel WASSIM: Rue du Liban - Av Hassan II - Fès
3- Hotel Mounia: 60 Av Zerktouni - Fès
4- Hotel Fes Inn: Rue 2, N°47, Sidi Brahim - Fès
5- Riad Anebar: 15, derb miter - zenjfour - Fès
6- Riad Sara: 17, Derb gabas - Douh - Batha - Fès
7- Riad Salam: 18, derb bennis - Douh
HOTELS RAMADA 5* WASSIM 4* MOUNIA 3* FES INN 3* PRIX PAR PERSONNE/NUIT EN DEMI PENSION 560 DHS 320 DHS 250 DHS 215 DHS SUPPLEMENT SINGLE 250 DHS 140 DHS 90 DHS 90 DHS
Riad RIAD ANEBAR
CHAMBRE AVEC PETIT DEJEUNER 700 DHS
CHAMBRE AVEC PETIT DEJEUNER 800 DHS
RIAD SALAM (RIAD DELUXE)
SUITE AVEC PETIT DEJEUNER 1300 DHS
rates for hotels includes breakfast and dinner
rates for Riad includes breakfast.
send us a confirmation once you booked please.
Traditional guest houses in Fes are called Riad.
For more details on prices and bookings please check:
More infor about Fes could be found here.
Social trip /To be devised later.