Only a 3h30min flight from Paris, Marrakech is the ideal destination: sun, heat, good food, and the feeling of the good life. Discover our suggestions for a relaxing and sunny stay in the City of Ochre.
THINGS TO DO
There are places that must not be missed. The Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace and the Jemaa el Fna Square are among them. The Jemaa Square will undoubtedly be your benchmark when you venture into the souks. The souks are a must visit during your stay in Marrakech. This is the place to find unique souvenirs (carpets, spices, slippers, dishes).
In these labyrinthine alleys, it is sometimes complicated - not to say impossible, to get lost.
To be a Marrakech Insider
Don't be scared to get lost in the Medina. Moroccan crafts are still extremely present and the heart of the souks offers beautiful encounters and discoveries.
Make yourself comfortable at Rosa oil to fill up with oils and natural remedies against all the illnesses of everyday life. You can have a massage and even attend the preparations. Its reputation is well established, visitors from all over the world come to find the precious argan oil and the herbalism collaborates with many professionals.
The Souk dyers is a souk in the souk, accessible by the Mouassine fountain, he lost much of his business with industrial dyes. They are working in traditional ways using natural pigments to color the fabrics and willingly share their know-how.
Ride around the city
For those wishing to escape the bustle of the city for a few hours, you can go on an adventure in the heart of the Moroccan desert. We turned to the operator Dunes and Desert for a day trip, combining dromedary in the Palmeraie and quad in the Moroccan Atlas. We know that you will have a unique experience and a change of scenery ... a few kilometers from Marrakech.
Marrakech is the cultural capital of Morocco. You can visit many fascinating museums and learn about the history of Marrakech.
Purchased by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980, the Majorelle Garden is a botanical garden known for its intense blue color, the Majorelle blue. Out of Islamic inspiration, the garden gathers hundreds of exotic and rare species. You can also find there the Berber museum.
Close to the Majorelle Garden, this 4,000-square-meter establishment traces the French couturier's fascination with Morocco, where he lived for a while. While visiting this new cultural temple, you will also have the opportunity to discover Yves Saint Laurent's 5000 pieces of clothing and hundreds of sketches, preserved by the Yves Saint Laurent Pierre Bergé Foundation.
Catherine Deneuve by Yves Saint Laurent
Housed in Dar Dallah, charming riad of the eighteenth century, the Boucharouite Museum is dedicated to all forms of Folk Art of Morocco. Its name comes from the carpet Boucharouites and Zindekh. Boucharouite means "end of cloth" in Berber and refers to those carpets that women make, usually very modest, from torn fabrics from recycled textiles. The walls of the museum are adorned with these colorful rugs. The rooftop of the place is also to be seen, between wrought iron beds, cactus and pottery, it is the ideal place for a relaxing break.
WHERE TO STAY
WHERE TO EAT
There is so much generosity, flavor, and finesse in Moroccan cuisine. It was a real treat to alternate between tajine, cuckoos, or pastillas at all meals.
The Lagon and Garden at El Saadi Palace
Le comptoir de Darna