Captivating Marrakech

Posted on: 26 November 2010 by Gareth Hargreaves

Marrakech is more than just a city. It is a pearl polished by history and its tradition of hospitality which, for centuries, has known how to welcome visitors.

Majorelle GardensMarrakech is more than just a city. It is a pearl polished by history and its tradition of hospitality which, for centuries, has known how to welcome visitors.

Where the past meets the present

The Majorelle Gardens house a collection of plants from the four corners of the earth flourishing among elegant ornamental lakes and an Art Deco villa. Yves Saint Laurent's ashes were scattered here. You leave this enchanted spot in one of the many horse drawn carriages available in the city and take the inevitable trip to the palm grove. From there, you continue to the Ménara, one of Marrakesh's symbolic places. This elegant building, which you can recognize by its green tiles, is surrounded by an immense ornamental lake. Marrakeshi families come here to enjoy this cool spot during heat waves.

A relaxed city

MarrakechWhen you arrive back in the "red" city, you can enjoy an ice cream, a pastry or a cool drink in one of the establishments in Guéliz, the modern part of Marrakesh. Luxury shops, banks, tearooms and cafés; the "red" city knows how to reconcile its prestigious past with contemporary dynamism. Marrakesh is a city full of life and enthusiasm as its omnipresent dynamism shows. The traveller will be charmed by his finds, encounters, strolls and picturesque souvenirs. His only regret is his melancholy as his departure approaches. However, he can then dream of coming back to enjoy the mild moonlit nights on a terrace again.

Its treasures by night

Marrakesh by nightTake a twilight stroll around the Place Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech's busy centre. You will find an exotic and medieval atmosphere with storytellers, jugglers, animal leaders and, above all, fire-eaters whose flaming jets rip through the Moroccan night to the sounds of traditional music. A unique experience, a trip back in time impossible to share elsewhere.

Don't hesitate to spend an elegant evening catching the gambling fever at the casino. Enjoy, too, the many cabarets shows that are staged there. When thinking about dining or supping, don't forget that Marrakesh's traditional cooking is among the best in the kingdom and that there are excellent French, Italian or Asiatic restaurants...It's up to you to choose according to your mood...

After dinner pursue your enjoyment by taking advantage of Marrakesh's pubs and nightclubs with your friends. You will always be warmly welcomed and you will have no trouble finding a spot, lit by the dim glow of cleverly placed candles, to watch the sparkling stars in the clear and immense sky. In the Marrakesh night, a new life begins!

Take a family break

Your family needs a break? Exploration and encounters? You have found the dream destination. Marrakesh, with magical moments in its aqua parks to share, is waiting for you. Enjoy our recreational installations between two cultural visits. Get carried away by your family's laughter in a world dedicated to your enjoyment...

Marrakesh, with its heritage and wide choice of leisure activities, is a great destination for all the family. All will want to come back!


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