The setting of Taza is one of its main attraction, being the country's largest cliffhanger town. Its north and east rests on a precipice rising up from the countryside below. The town's medina is in parts picturesque. The modern parts of Taza lies below the old town, and is of a certain interest. It was laid out as a French garrison town, and much of its character still reflects its military past. Many will find that the modern town is best appreciated when viewed from one of the several medina terraces.