Glaoui clan ruled over the Atlas and Marrakesh.
02 Chefchaouen • Simply the most beautiful small town in Morocco, with its blue-washed walls.
03 Majorelle Gardens, Marrakesh • A lovely, mature botanical garden, maintained by Yves Saint Laurent.
04 Fes • The most complete medieval city in the Arab world, Fes’s labyrinthine streets hide away monuments and medersas (Islamic colleges), such as the Bou Inania Medersa.
05 Windsurfing • The Atlantic coast, around Agadir and especially Essaouira, is one of the world’s great destinations for windsurfing, as well as kitesurfing and parasailing.
06 Painted Rocks • Just outside Tafraoute, in the Anti-Atlas, are these huge rocks, painted by a Belgian artist and a team of Moroccan firemen.
07 Barbary apes • Troupes of apes populate the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas.
08 Atlas passes • The stunning Tizi n’Test pass and the higher Tizi
09 Koutoubia •
The symbol of Marrakesh, the Koutoubia’s twelfth-century minaret is visible for miles around the city.
10Skiing at Oukaïmeden • Not many skiers can list north Africa – but this is a reliable, low-key resort.
11Music see Festivals and music colour section • Music is integral to Moroccan life – and ever present at festivals and markets.