Grand Hotel Villa de France
Tangier, Morocco

Originally constructed in the 19th century as a residence for a French diplomat, it had opened as a hotel by the time of the International period. At the time it was one of the must exclusive and luxurious hotels anywhere, visited by royalty and celebrities. Henri Matisse painted Landscape seen from a window from a room in the hotel. Restoration on the hotel started in 2008 and it reopened in the summer of 2014. There are 58 rooms and suites, and the hotel accomodates approximately 200 guests. Room 35 where Matisse painted is now a museum.


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"“Villa De France” à Tanger, Comme Si Vous Y étiez…." : Tanger Experience – Découverte De Tanger – Le Magazine De Tanger. July 4, 2014. Accessed December 06, 2014.

Tangier, Morocco
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late 19th century
restored 2008-2014
Variant Names
Fonduk Villa de France
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