La Maison Bleue
La Maison Bleue was built in 1915 by Sidi Mohammed El Abbadi, a famous judge and astrologer of his time. Today his grandchildren keep the spirit of the house alive by opening it to guests.
La Maison Bleue is a traditional Moroccan residence in Fes. The architecture of the house is typically Fassi; the walls are covered with intricate zellij mosaic tiling, the blue symbolizing the ancient city, while the green represents the colour of Islam. The grandeur of Andalusia, where the family originated from, is evident throughout. The detail of the elaborately carved wooden doors, antique stained-glass windows, carved plaster and painted wood ceilings provides a feast for the senses.
Once you have crossed the threshold, a long corridor leads to a courtyard surrounded by three Moroccan ‘salons’. On the first and second floors the deluxe rooms are filled with authentic Moroccan antiquities creating a palatial space for you to relax. Each suite comes equipped with an ensuite bathroom, telephone, television, internet access, air conditioning, mini-bar, iPod dock and safe.
Guests also have access to a unique library, which belonged to the late head of the family. Full of oil paintings, beautifully bound books and letters written in perfect calligraphy, browsing here will give you a glimpse into the knowledge of the past.
From the rooftop terrace you can survey the medieval city of Fès spread out before you. Down below, the central courtyard is surrounded by majestic salons, where the sumptuous fabrics and hand-picked antiquities lend the rooms a royal ambiance unparalleled in the old city.
This is the setting for the restaurant, where La Maison Bleue’s renowned chefs will prepare you some of the finest Moroccan cuisine in the country. Feast on slow-cooked beef or chicken tagines, fluffy couscous with raisins and flaky almond-stuffed pastilla all served by waiters in traditional costume and accompanied by Andalucian and Gnaoua musicians.
A haven of peace in the heart Fez Medina, La Maison Bleue’s location near Bab Boujloud is ideal, providing easy walking access to all the monuments of Fez El Jedid and Fez El Bali.