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Cheap flights to Casablanca
The New York of Africa, Casablanca is a vibrant city on the move. This is the modern face of North Africa, but a place with retains a huge amount of traditional Moroccan charm.
Casablanca – the very name of it conjures up romantic images of 1940s film stars. But the ‘Casa’ of today is a long way from the film with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. This is the other side of Morocco, the economic and commercial heart of the country and a vast and interesting city of some four million people. Ok, so it might not have some of the ancient sights and sounds of the likes of Marrakech or Tangier, but it does have bags of its own character and a western feel that makes it seem almost as European as it is North African.
Holidays to Casablanca offer a completely different Moroccan experience, and reveal a country that is modern, vibrant and full of life.
For a quirky dance class or an off-the-beaten track show, check the schedule at Casa del Arte. They run all kinds of cultural, artistic activities for various ages and you never know what may come up. Set within the walls of a cute villa with a pretty courtyard, it's a great place learn something new with a creative slant (7 Rue Franceville Oasis, casadelarte.ma).
If you need some classy flowers or a chic plant, Petales et Compagnie is your place. What's more, you can sip coffee or tea in a comfy armchair, book in hand, and feel like you're in an indoor garden (24 Rue Ahmed Charci, petales.ma).
There's little in the way of nature to be seen in Casablanca, aside from the coast, so thank heavens for Bouskoura Forest. Spreading out over kilometres, it offers a breath of fresh air and is great for biking and walking. Watch out for the processionary caterpillars, though (Route A7, Casablanca).