Azrou

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Azrou is a Moroccan town 89 kilometres south of Fez, and 2578 km south from valence in Ifrane Province of the Fès-Meknès region.GeographyThe city of Azrou is located at a strategic crossroads between the Middle Atlas and the High Atlas between Meknes, Fez, Ifrane, Midelt and Khenifra. The N13 road connects Azrou to Meknes in the north and Timahdite in the south. The National Route N8 comes from Sidi Addi in the west and continues to Taounza and Ifrane in the north-east.Azrou is at an altitude of 1250 m and surrounded by mountains covered with green oak and cedar.The Cèdre Gouraud Forest is located to the north, where one of the sub-populations of the Barbary macaque, Macaca sylvanus (called magots) is found. In addition to its rich biodiversity symbolized by the famous cedar forest there are the butterflies which are unique in the world. The surroundings of Azrou are a centre of attraction for the residents, hikers, and picnickers of the large neighbouring towns. These surroundings are also home to the 'Cedre Gouraud' or 'Grand Cedar', a famous tourist attraction. This place is also famous due to the macaque apes that live in the area and are drawn by tourist activity. Moreover, the Azrou forest provides an excellent hiking and exercising environment and also holds a summer camp for children. Azrou urban construction is in the European style (red tile roofs).
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