Imperial at the feet of the snowy high Atlas, the city with its large ocherous walls offers its hosts moments of eternal felicity. Marrakesh, muse of artists and of fashion, Marrakesh with is festivals, celebrities, luxurious palaces and its trendy nights. Marrakesh, touristic capital for more than a century, offers a judicious equilibrium between the treasures of the past and the permanent energy of the living cultures
Erected in 1150, the Koutoubia, unique in the Maghreb served as modal for the Giralda in Seville. In the very heart of the city, the Jemaa El Fna, on UNESCO’s Oral and Immaterial Heritage list, is place of meetings, spectacles and restaurants when dusk is falling.
The seething alleys of the Medina crisscross in the inﬁnity, craftsmen with an ancestral expertise, souks, goings and comings toward the bread oven, the fountain, the grocer’s store, the hamam put rhythm into the daily life. The jewels of architecture are unveiled to you: the Ben Youssef Medersa, attracted students from throughout the Muslim world. The M’Nhebi Palace, museum of contemporary art; the Saadian Tombs, a royal necropolis; the Bahia Palace and its gardens.
The Palm Groove with its 100 000 trees is the occasion for an agreeable stroll by barouche. Planted with olive trees, the Menara Gardens, and their pavilion of the 14th century, on the High atlas background are a magic place. Finally, the Majorelle Gardengloriﬁed by the famous designer Yves- Saint Laurent offers a symphony of colors, vegetation, twittering and water jets.