Tangier

Tips and Articles in Tangier

“You know what people say in Tangier—‘You have watches, we have time,’” Yves Taralon, artistic director of the Hermès home department—La Table Hermès—tells me, leaning back on a pair of antique pillows at the Hôtel Nord-Pinus Tanger, a beautiful p...
For me, a trip isn’t complete unless there is afterward something tiny and preferably sparkly in my possession. Of course, buying a new piece of jewelry is usually a wonderful experience, but when you go vintage, you are also purchasing a bit of t...
See our slideshow of the World’s Greatest Flea Markets. Some people travel so they can climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or ski the Rockies, or feast on rare delicacies in Bangkok. Not me. I think of the world as a series of fabulous flea mar...
I wasn't looking for trouble, love-induced or any other kind. As I left Tangier I kept thinking of the old story, perhaps apocryphal, that the writer Jane Bowles had been poisoned to death there by her love-struck housekeeper. Tangier is a place f...
A blurred vision in lime linen and a straw planter's hat, Hamish Bowles is darting across Rue de la Liberté, the teeming artery that snakes down to Tangier's medieval medina. After a week's worth of tea parties and cocktail parties and dinner part...
French couple Jean-Pierre and Maité Durand have opened the doors to their Dar Sultan guesthouse, high in Tangier's historic walled Casbah quarter. Their converted riad is built around a columned courtyard anchored by an Andalusian fountain. Each o...
I spent one of the most magical summers of my life in Tangier in the late sixties. Back then, Morocco's northernmost city and strategic port—the Mediterranean to the east, the Atlantic off to the west—was still riding high on its 30-plus post–Worl...