Welcome to Sefrou
The small Berber town of Sefrou, just 30km southeast of Fez, is a picturesque place situated on the edge of the Middle Atlas. It has a small but interesting medina that was designated a Unesco World Heritage site in 2013. As such, the medina walls have been restored and some funduqs (hotels) are being rebuilt. Sefrou once hosted one of Morocco’s largest Jewish communities (as many as 8000 people, according to some accounts), and it was here that Moulay Idriss II lived while overseeing the building of Fez.
It’s an easy day trip from Fez. Time your visit with the Thursday souq, just south of the town centre, if you want to see a real local market without the tourist trappings.