Fez (known as Fès in French) is one of Morocco’s most famous cities for tourists and it’s a must-see on any itinerary spending more than a few days in the country. Compared to Spain this city is quite cheap and compared to most of the rest of Europe it’s a fantastic bargain.
Hotels in Fez run a huge gamut in price and quality, so be warned that at the low end of the scale you might be shocked at the low standards of the place you’ve booked. Paying a bit more usually gets you something respectable, and paying nearer the top end will get you fantastic luxury.
Fez, like most of Morocco for tourists, is more about shopping than anything else. The souks in the medina area are filled with things normal residents need every day, as well as souvenirs, carpets, clothing, and unusual decorator items. Bargaining here is a sport that is taken seriously so never pay anything near the first asking price. You can get good deals on the popular items here if you try.
Food here is also quite cheap by European standards, and some of the dishes are fantastic and worth a try. Alcohol isn’t easy to find except in hotels so it tends to be more expensive than you might think.