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    Morocco: Best deals in Marrakech

    Morocco: Best deals in Marrakech

    Founded in 1062 by the Berber dynasty of the Almoravids, Marrakech was then an oasis of 13,000 hectares. All the caravaneers stopped there to recharge their batteries. Today, the city is equally attractive to travelers thirsty for culture and Moroccan delights.

    For lovers of the image: The House of Photography

    Many museums tell the story of Moroccan culture and history.

    For its part, the Maison de la Photographie presents a slightly more modern perception of Moroccan art.

    During our visit, the temporary exhibition Morocco Photographers was in progress.

    The works of renowned photographers, such as Antonia Cavilla and George Washington Wilson, were reminiscent of yesterday's Tangier, his life and his families.

    The ideal is to go at the end of the day to enjoy the roof terrace which offers a breathtaking view of the Atlas and the medina.

    • Souk Ahal Fassi Street 46 (near the Marrakesh Museum)

    To eat well: The table of Meriem El Guir

    Located north of the medina, a little away from the hubbub of the souk, the sumptuous riad The Nomadic Villa is a good place to stay for a more comfortable stay in the red city.

    In addition, this is where lies one of the best tables in Marrakech.

    Chef Meriem El Guir designs and produces all his dishes, alone in his kitchen.

    On the menu, most dishes are typically Moroccan (couscous, tajine, tanjia and pastilla), but it adds its signature.

    They are carefully worked and often a little lightened.

    • Derb El Martstane, Zaouia El Abbassia

    For a moment of relaxation: The blue Jardin Majorelle

    Named in honor of the French orientalist painter Jacques Majorelle, the Majorelle Garden is well known to the followers of Yves Saint Laurent.

    It was in 1980 that he acquired it with his great love, Pierre Bergé. An exhibition on YSL summarizes the career of this great designer.

    Next to the beautiful garden, in the former Jacques Majorelle workshop, is the Berber museum where a small exhibition tells the story of the different indigenous peoples of Morocco.

    The traditional clothes and jewels on display illustrate the creativity and complexity of the symbols of the oldest people in North Africa.

    • Yves-Saint-Laurent Street

    For chic craftsmanship: The Max & Jan boutique

    There is really something for every taste and every wallet in the souk.

    The Max & Jan boutique, however, has something for fans of fine quality objects.

    Opened a little over 10 years ago by the tandem of Belgian and Swiss designers Jan Pauwels and Maximilian Scharl, the shop is filled with unique creations designed and manufactured in Morocco.

    On the rooftop of the chic address, there is also a restaurant where dishes prepared with organic and local ingredients are served.

    • Amsefah Street 14, Sidi Abdelaziz

    To travel back in time: The Grand Café de la Poste

    Located in the Guéliz district outside the medina, the Grand Café de la Poste is the oldest café in Marrakech.

    Built in the 1920s at the time of the French protectorate in Morocco, exercised from 1912 to 1956, the café also served as a postal counter.

    Closed for several years, it reopened in 2005.

    Fortunately, the decor still recalls the atmosphere of its early years.

    Beyond coffee, the establishment's menu now includes the classics of a French brewery, semi-cooked foie gras, croque-monsieur, veal blanquette.

    But there are also Moroccan oysters, tajines of monkfish and keftas of beef.

    • Corner of El Mansour Boulevard Eddahbi and Imam Malik Avenue

    To take the pulse of the city: Jemaa el-Fna square

    While in Marrakech, it would be stupid to avoid the place Jemaa el-Fna. Fruit merchants stand out with their generously lit kiosks.

    Snake charmers get along from a distance.

    The carriages announce their arrival at the sound of the trotting of their horses.

    In the evening, passers-by gather around small groups of musicians who offer improvised concerts everywhere in the square.

    All our senses are solicited and that sums up well the atmosphere of Marrakech. It's swarming everywhere, it's noisy and smells like spices and ripe fruit.

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