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Fez and the Middle Atlas Travel Guide

When to Go to Fez and the Middle Atlas

Busloads of tourists and intense heat tend to suppress the romance of just about anything. Try to visit Fez and Meknès between October and early March, before the high season or extreme sun makes it unbearable to sightsee, but spring is really the best time to visit any part of Morocco.

The Middle Atlas is relatively cool year-round, and often snowbound in midwinter with temperatures dropping below 0°C (32°F). For skiing or driving through the snow-filled Michlifen mountain region or Azrou Cedar Forest (occasionally snowed in from January to March, but normally well plowed), come between December and April. April–June is the best time to hike. The high tourist season in the mountains runs mid-March through summer. The most popular festival is the September marriage moussem (pilgrimage festival) in Imilchil.

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