About Marrakech

Marrakech, founded in the eleventh century by the Almoravids dynasty, is a dynamic three-faceted city. It blends history – its Medina (old town), grand residences, mosques, madrasahs (Koranic schools) and ancient palaces – with the modernity of the new town, including neighbourhoods such as Gueliz or Hivernage, districts created by the French under the Protectorate. It also includes La Palmeraie (Marrakech’s palm grove) 10 miles away: planted in the 12th century, this was once a green oasis, sheltering splendid villas behind high adobe walls. Sadly nowadays, it has lost much of its lustre due to drought and real estate development.

Affectionately known as the Red City, Marrakech is a vibrant mix of ochre and red buildings interwoven with palms, pink bougainvillea and orange trees, and topped by a bright-blue sky; everything mingles together in a rainbow of stunning colour. It feels so exotic in character, it’s hard to believe it’s just 3 hours’ flight from Europe. The ancient Medina with its snake charmers, storytellers and henna artists. The rich traditions of craftmanship. Donkeys pulling laden carts, buzzy labyrinthine markets (souks), glamorous private parties… it’s a real burst of energy.

Visiting is a joyful assault on your senses. The souks are abuzz with friendly barter, Jemaa El Fna is scented with fragrant spices and grilling meats, and in the new town the melee of vehicles produces a concert of horns, bells and people shouting greetings to one another. But what stays with visitors long after they come is the smiles and legendary hospitality of the Moroccan people.

For us, Marrakech is first and foremost FUN! It is a lively, cosmopolitan city, with something for everybody, be it shopping, culture, sport, traditional shows or trendy bars and clubs. We will help you plan your stay to match your interests.

The sun shines all year round, and even in the depths of winter temperatures rarely drop below 10°C.  “It is the MOST lovely spot in the whole world”, said Winston Churchill to Franklin D. Roosevelt.