An ancient Phoenician town founded in the 5th Century BC, Tangier is located where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is believed to be founded by Sufax, son of Hercules. The legend goes to say that Hercules slept in a nearby cave before attempting one of his twelve labors. Throughout the ages, Tangiers was ruled by the Rome, Byzance, Portugal, England, France and Morocco. Tangier’s multiculturalism inspired writers such as Paul Bowles and Tennessee Williams, while artists like Delacroix and Maitisse were fascinated by the lights and colors of its landscapes.