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Ifrane

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==Get in==
Most of the business busses comes from [[Fez]] and [[Meknes]], which are the two major neighboring cities, or pass through on their route from [[Marrakesh]] to Fez. === By grand taxi ===The easiest way to get into Ifrane is by grand taxi from Fez or Meknes. Both cities are roughly 45 minutes an hour away by . Grand taxis in Fez leave near the Fez CTM station.* <listing name="grand taxis">Grand taxis arrive in Ifrane at the grand taxistation, which should cost no more than 150MAD for is temporarily located about 300m south-west of the entire cabmarché.</listing>A ride to either town costs Dh 25, but drivers will certainly try can be more expensive (Dh 30) on weekends, when half of Fez and Meknes come there.If you find yourself to charge mmoretake a whole taxi yourself, multiply the price by six places (i.e. Dh 150). At some times (very late/early, during strikes), you may have to pay a good bit more. There is no train station in Ifrane. There is a === By bus ===<listing name="CTM" /> has an office at the east end of the marché and busses are likely to stop, though catching busses / depart from Ifrane can be a trickthere. There are always buses stopping in Ifrane from nearby cities, with CTM buses are known to being cleaner and slightly quicker, but 'sketch' the sometimes sketchy buses being from other companies are equally safe .They most likely depart from the new <listing name="Gare Routière" /> which is somewhere south- just west from the marché.These busses can be alot dirtier and a little cheaper, with . Some might have more stops (longer trip), and but they also leaving more often (and are thus easier to catch). === By train ====There is no train station in Ifrane.
==Get around==
Most places are within walking distance, but petit taxis are also readily available . The minimum fare is Dh 5 for reasonable pricessmall distances (e.g. marché → centre ville), longer distances will be Dh 10. Grand taxi drivers are a little more unscrupulous, so try to be aware of how much you should be paying for any given trip.
==See==
[[Image:Ifrane_map_with_listings.png|thumb|350px|osm_url=http://api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/map?bbox=-5.120830499999999,33.5222202,-5.0997162,33.542110099999995|size=a5-portrait|Map of Ifrane]]
 
Places to visit:
- * <see name="Al-Akhawayn University. ">Normally the campus is closed to non-students, but there are occasional events that allow visitors to see the campus. You can also request special permission from the faculty.</see>* <see name="Centre-ville"/>The newer part of the city. Here, you can find the center for tourism, the iconic <see name="Lion" /> statue that many tourists like to take pictures next to, the lake and park, and a number of restaurants, cafes, and convenience stores.* <see name="Marché">The ''marché'' or ''souq'', open every day, is where the locals buy their supplies. Anything from books and electronics to meat and fruit can be bought here. There are also many restaurants of varying quality and price.</see>* <see name="Source Vitel">A series of waterfalls, some of which are found inside the forests of Ifrane, others which you should take a taxi to. None are particularly impressive, but all are pretty.</see>
- Centerville==Do==There are three centers of nightlife in Ifrane: The newer part of the city. Here, you can find the center for tourism, the iconic lion statue that many tourists like to take pictures next to'''Tilleuls''', the lake and park, and a number of restaurants, cafes'''Grand Hotel''', and convenience stores'''Aguelmam'''.
- Marché/souq: The souq, open every day, is where the locals buy their supplies. Anything from books and electronics to meat and fruit can be bought here. There are also many restaurants of varying quality and price.  - Ein Vitel: A series of waterfalls, some of which are found inside the forests of Ifrane, others which you should take a taxi to. None are particularly impressive, but all are pretty. ==Do==There are three centers of nightlife in Ifrane: Teal, the Grand Hotel, and Aglemem. Teal * Les Tilleuls and the Grand Hotel both contain dance clubs, and offer expensively priced alcohol. The clubs are most popular on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, and play only House/Techno music. Teal is currently the better-attended of the two, due to its recent renovation and their promotion of special deals. Be aware that the clubs or hotels may bring prostitutes to the clubs.* Aglemem is a bar/restaurant that occasionally holds live music events.
However, Ifrane's main attraction is its natural beauty. It is highly encouraged to hike in the area. You can easily rent a horse and guide for a few hours. It is also only a short distance from Ifrane to a place where you can find and feed wild monkeys.
==Eat==
Places to eat:
-In Centerville: === Centre ville ===1. * <eat name="L'Apelle-- " price="a bit expensive, but more ">More high class than most restaurants in Ifrane. The only place that serves pastilla in the vicinity. </eat>2. Agelmem-- * <eat name="Aglemem" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="a bit expensive, and most " lat="" long="">Most of the food is only mediocre. Very good chicken tagine. Has alcohol, and sometimes live music. A favorite of the university students. Where international students go to briefly forget they're in Morocco.</eat>3. * <eat name="La Rosa-- " price="middling prices, but normally ">Normally has mediocre to bad food.</eat>* <eat name="La Paix" price="mains around 80dh"></eat>4* <eat name="Forest" price="midrange">A new shiny restaurant. </eat>* '''Various cafes-- all '''. All of the cafes are priced roughly the same, and have roughly the same quality of food. Normally a safe bet, though you can expect only the standard fare--: pizza, tagine, harira, brochettes, etc.
-In the === Marché:===1. * <eat name="Restaurant Al-Akhawayn: " price="decent prices, good ">Good food. More varied menu than many others.</eat>2. Syrian Food: the chawarma is the best option* <eat name="Restaurant Chez Amal" price="mains 40dh">Used to serve excellent Kafta-Tajine, and for about 50MAD. Those with but has lost a lot bit of experience with traditional middle eastern food may find this chawarma lackingits atmosphere since the renovation.</eat>.* <eat name="Chez Said" price="20dh">The sandwiches were famous, but others will find since it deliciousmoved to a new location, they are not as good anymore</eat>* <eat name="Chicken Restaurant" price="mains 25-40dh">Serves good chicken</eat>.(The Syria restaurant is closed now because * There are many more restaurants clustered at the owner went back to Syria)marché.
==Drink==
See [#Do].
==Sleep==
There is no budget accommodation in Ifrane. The best is probably to stay in [[Azrou]] (15 minutes by grand taxi, ~6 Dh).
 
Appartments can be rented from Dh 100-150 per day, although finding one with clean sheets seems to be impossible.
 
Several midrange/splurge hotels are found in the city center:
* <sleep name="Grand Hotel" />
* <sleep name="Hotel Michliffen" />
==Contact==
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