Chefchaouen

The modern city Avenue Hassan II is the main artery. A l’une de ses extrémités se trouve la place Mohammed V et de l’autre côté Bab el Ain est l’entrée principale de la ville ancienne.

La Médina : Très charmante, elle abrite d’agréables petites places avec des fontaines brillantes, pétillantes. You will be able to discover about twenty mosques and sanctuaries. Andalusian inspiration is everywhere. To enter you will have to take one of the five doors and you will stroll through its maze of narrow streets among a wide variety of colors: the different products of the stores and bazaars which contrast with the bluish white of the houses.

La Kasbah : Construite en 1471, rectangulaire de petite superficie occupe la partie nord ouest de la ville. A powerful rampart flanked by crenellated towers and pierced with doors dominates the Medina. You can admire the Andalusian-style gardens and visit an ethnological museum which houses popular art and handcrafted pieces from northern Morocco.

La place Uta-el-Hammam : Ombragée, endroit le plus plat de la ville, adossée aux murs de la Kasbah, place principale de la cité d’où vous pourrez vous installer dans un des cafés l’entourant pour admirer la grande mosquée: « El Masjid El Aadam », œuvre remarquable au minaret octogonal. Below this square, you will find the souks. The fondouk of the place also called caravanserai is located in the small street going up towards the medina, it is used by second-hand dealers and you can hunt around.

La place de Makhzen : Place splendide où se trouve le marché et qui parfois accueille des expositions de céramique.

Ras El-Maa : De la place de Makhzen, continuez tout droit, en empruntant la porte Bab-El-Onsar vers l’Est sur la montagne pour gagner la source Ras-El-Maa. Oasis of freshness which offers a superb view over the valley. (“Sacred source which springs directly from the mountain”) You can continue to go up to visit the small Jemaa Bouzafar mosque, otherwise you will descend along the stream and arrive at the Rif Sebbanin which is the washhouse area with the Sebbanin square and its 15th century mosque.

To visit in the surroundings

For excursions, hikes and climbs you will be spoiled for choice.

Akchour et le Pont de Dieu : A une demi-heure environ en voiture de Chefchaouen, petit village non loin de Oued Laou Akchour se situe au coeur du parc naturel national de talessemtane et bénéfcie d’un cadre hors du commun. Then on foot to discover an impressive arch of rocks twenty five meters high above the river, the result of the “Oued Fara” error, which serves as a bridge between the two banks. Oued laou and Targha beach : Plage méditerranéenne avec des paysages magnifiques. The large beach in the village of Targha is dominated by a 15th century fort built on a rocky outcrop.

Le parc de Talassemtane : Ce parc national de 64000 hectares, couvre d’impressionnantes montagnes et de superbes forêts. You will be surrounded by nature and admire landscapes of exceptional beauty. You will discover rare plant and animal species.