The Villa Joséphine

Built in the early 1900s, the Villa was owned three prestigious figures. The most famous of them was the British Walter Burton Harris (1866/1933), Times correspondent and author, whose tumultuous life of adventure inspired the legend of Indiana Jones. Then the Duke of Tovar, a Spanish grandee, who after having led a lavish lifestyle has lost all his money in conditions remained mysterious. Finally, the villa was the summer residence of Glaoui, Pasha of Marrakech.

La Villa Joséphine remains one of the most spectacular and prestigious properties in the 'vieille montagne' area.

Neither dar nor riad, its Mauritian feel, the view from the terrace over the 'Détroit' of Gibraltar, and a flavour of the French Riviera with an African twist all combine to make Villa Joséphine unique amongst Morocco's 'maisons d'hôtes'.

Villa Joséphine offers ten rooms and suites equal to the best Europe can offer, French-style service, an elegant table, and a swimming pool in the middle of a tropical garden – all justten minutes from the Grand Socco and the Kasbah

Villa Joséphine, at Sidi Masmoudi on the 'route de la vieille montage' is open all year round. Contact Villa Joséphine.

Walter B. Harris (1866/1933) par John Lavery

Contact Info

Villa Josephine is located :

10 minutes from Grand Socco Square and Tangier Kasbah. Just 30 minutes by ferry from Spain (Tarifa).

Transport Airport or Port sedan on request, Cost of transfer: Port - 300 dh / Airport - 350 dh (in case of delay in landing, an additional charge of 100 dh per hour will be charged).

231,Rue Sidi Masmoudi,90040-Tanger Maroc