Discover Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca, which means "the white city", is Morocco's largest city as well as the economical capital (Rabat is the political capital). The city has greatly expanded since the 19th century and currently has a population of over 4 million inhabitants. The city has expanded from the medina (historical city centre surrounded by a wall) and from the port's first basin.
Casablanca is located in Morocco's main agricultural region along the Atlantic coast. This position makes the climate mild in winter and moderately hot during the summer. It is a favourite destination for those who do not like intense heat.
The city was founded in a territory that was already inhabited during the Palaeolithic age and today, the city is proud of its archaeology sites such as the Rhinoceros cave.
During your stay in Casablanca discover the rich Moroccan culture and city's heritage: the Mohammed V Square, Hassan II Mosque, etc. However, "Casa" also has a unique atmosphere. There are a thousand ways to discover life in Morocco: as you walk through the medina's narrow streets, bargaining for souvenirs or enjoying a delicious cup of mint tea. Don't be afraid to speak to the city's inhabitants: Moroccans are known for their friendliness.
If you are looking for a Hollywood, jazzy atmosphere, head for Rick's café for one of their cocktails.

Prepare your flight to Casablanca with Air France

Air France offers several daily flights to Casablanca with a connecting flight in Paris. Consult the schedules on our website.
In order to save time on your day of departure, you may check-in for the entire trip online on the Air France website (www.aifrance.ie). Once on board the plane, you will benefit from all the comfort that a large airline company offers its passengers.
When you arrive, you will land at Mohammed V International Airport (CMN)
which is located about 30 km from the centre of Casablanca. There are several means of transportation to reach your accommodation in the city: bus, train, etc. If you would like to visit the area surrounding Casablanca during your stay, why not rent a car ? When you reserve your car at the same time that you reserve your plane tickets for Casablanca you will benefit from preferential rates!
Irish citizens travelling to Morocco only need a valid passport, unless you are planning to stay longer than 90 days, in which case you must request a visa.
Once you have arrived, immerse yourself in Moroccan culture and adopt the local lifestyle which is very different from life in Europe.

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