Riad Le Ksar De Fes is now on our all time list of “best things in life” since we first visited in February. It’s the perfect fly-and-flop base, bang smack in the middle of rows of lavender, olive groves, palms and cypress trees, all dotted in orange earth with bright green fields in the distance (yes – you’d think you were in Ireland!) In fact it as close to perfect as you can get if you want to get away from it all – peace and quiet is served here all day long, along with unlimited mint tea, olives and sunset drinks.
Spring and autumn are idyllic in Fez. Winter is about tajines by a roaring fire, waking up to a brilliant blue sky, long walks and the luxurious slowness of time…. February can be better than a British June, but summer is very hot.
In case we go again and never come back, Tess Mallos’s book The Food of Morocco, A Journey for Food Lovers, is the next best thing to being there – from Amazon. And if you’re planning to go, try the British run, very knowledgeable independent specialists www.madaboutmorocco.com - they’ll turn your trip to Morocco a wonderful adventure.