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What to do in Fez during the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music: 6-14 May 2016

SPECIAL FESTIVAL EVENTS

Artisanal Affairs Tour 9 or 11 May

Meet at 10.00 on the ground floor of Cafe Clock. Set out with an English-speaking facilitator for this half-day tour. Step into the workshops of traditional craft-makers, seeing their skills directly and finding out about their work by meeting the artisans, picking up their tools and experiencing their daily lives first hand.  Meet the tanners, weavers, metal workers, zellij tile masters and potters and more. This tour involves NO shopping. Cost: Dh960 per person.

Excursion to Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes 11 May  FULL

Meet at 09.00 at the Batha fountain and join your English-speaking driver for the 1 1/2 hour drive to the Roman World Heritage site of Volubilis. Here you will have a guide for 1 1/2 hours to show you the site. Then drive for around 10 minutes to the mountain village of Moulay Idriss, the most important pilgrimage site in Morocco. Here you will have a light lunch on the roof terrace at Dar Zerhoune, with its beautiful views across the countryside. After lunch, head for Meknes (about 30 minutes), an imperial city with a small medina. Your driver will take you to the granaries museum. Then head back to Fez (1 1/2 hours) in time for a rest before the evening concerts. Note that there is no afternoon concert on Wednesday.

Cost: Dh500 per person (maximum 6 people) which includes a recent model, luxury mini-van with air-conditioning; all fuel and road tolls; full insurance; English-speaking driver; entrance to Volubilis, a guide on site and a tip for him; lunch at Dar Zerhoune; entrance to two museums in Meknes.

Cooking Class at Clock Kitchen, Cafe Clock

Intrigued by the subtle spicing of Moroccan cuisine? Join the chef/teacher at the world-famous Cafe Clock to learn the finer points of cooking Moroccan-style. Beginning at 10.00, you’ll choose your menu then head out into the souks to buy ingredients. Back in the kitchen, you’ll make lunch from scratch before eating your efforts. Dh600 per person. If you’re travelling with friends who don’t want to cook but do want to try what you’ve prepared, they can join you for lunch at an extra cost.

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