For several days, Tom and I stayed in the Bird’s Nest, an upper room in Palais el Mokri, which is truly a palace, on a hilltop above the medina in Fès.
It was a little like staying at Miss Haversham’s place. Built in 1906 for the Pasha of Casablanca, his descendants are now restoring their magnificent inheritance, an enormous project, and renting out rooms on Airbnb. They’ll also cook for you, and bring very decent meals to your rooms.
The place is magnificent. Dilapidated, but magnificent – and worth every penny of the $23/night we spent to stay there!
Palais el Mokri is about a ten minute walk from the souks, museums, and restaurants of the medina, or old city, of Fès.
Here’s a peek into what we saw there:
10 thoughts on “Ninety days outside the Schengen area – the medina, Fès”
Be sure to visit the old synagogue!
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We missed it – but we’ll be back. We barely scratched the surface there!
Who’s taking care of 4-footed child?
What an adventure you are having. Everything I read on the expat pages talks
about horrible experiences with French paper processing. Hope yours works
out sooner rather than later.
We have wonderful house-sitters – through trustedhousesitters.com.
We’re applying for long term French visas as well as my Austrian papers. The French are generous if you own a house and can afford to live in it.
Beautiful photos, Eve. They remind me of a visit to Morocco back in the 80’s when I was living in the UK. I loved the true cultural foreignness of this area; another world!
Thanks, Victoria. We are really loving it!
Thank you for sharing your amazing experiences with me. Be well and happy. Love, Lynne
Thank you so much for sharing your pictures! What a life you and Tom are having!! Jack and I just got back from visiting the city of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. We are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary! Of course I need to share some photos in time. Our love to you and Tom and your doggie!
Happy anniversary, Nancy and Jack!