Renowned for its ancient walled city, Fez is the medieval capital of Morocco and a great city of high Islamic civilization. Fez has the best-preserved old city in the Arab world, the sprawling, labyrinthine medina of Fes el-Bali, which is incidentally also the world's largest car-free urban zone. Transports of goods is provided by donkeys, carriages, and motorbikes.
The main attraction is the medieval Medina (the old part of the city) that has been continuously inhabitated throughout the ages. It bustles with costumed tribal people going about their daily business - from olive-dealers and veiled women on their way to the baths, to industrious merchants and traditional bell-ringing water-sellers. The more modern part of the city is known as Ville Nouvelle, and has a distinct French influence and ambience.