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From Fez to Meknes, Moulay Idriss & Volubilis

Moulay Idriss is a bright white settlement home to the Tomb of Idriss I, a descendent of Ali who died in 791. Nearby, ancient Volubilis dates back to 3rd century BC where it was part of the Roman Empire and it was subsequently Islamicised in 788.

It's worth reading up on the history before you arrive in order to get more out of the experience.

The holy town of Moulay Idriss and archaeological site of Volubilis are reached easily on a day trip from Fez.

Take a train to Meknes (around 20MAD per person), a grand taxi (around 10MAD per person) or bus to Moulay Idriss from the French Institute, followed by a walk or another bus to Volubilis.

If you’re unsure of where to pick up public transport from, ask staff at the train station or your accommodation. 

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