On the way to Marrakesh is a stop in Ifrane, a mountain resort built by the French in 1929 as a colonial retreat that is also known as Little Switzerland. Due to its elevation, the town experiences snow during the winter and maintains a cool climate during the summer. Ifrane is also the place where the lowest temperature was ever recorded in Africa in 1935. Its quiet streets make for a marked difference from the hussle and bussle of Fez.
Photos taken June 2009 (Fuji FinePix S9000).
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