Author Archive for Stéphane Abtan

5 of the most relaxing retreats in Marrakech

5 of the most relaxing retreats in Marrakech

The hectic pace of life in Marrakech might not make the city the most likely of candidates for a therapeutic retreat, but this historic city hides a number of soothing and relaxing gems that provide the ideal spot to recharge mind, body and soul. Amongst the scenic backdrop of beautiful riads and the breath-taking landscape […]

5 of the best luxury shopping spots in Marrakech

5 of the best luxury shopping spots in Marrakech

Shopping in Marrakech offers far more than just the hectic throng of the souks and market stalls. If you’re in search of something a little more refined, go beyond the crowds to find some of the best artisanal creations in the city. With a tradition of craftsmanship and heritage extending back over centuries, the city […]

5 cosy cafes in Marrakech's old Medina

5 cosy cafes in Marrakech’s old Medina

Warm, inviting and intimately comfortable, a Marrakech café is quite unlike the cold and impersonal sandwich shops you may have experienced elsewhere in the world. Instead, in Marrakech, expect to be swept inside to a world layered with history and culture, replete with sumptuous cushions, panoramic views and the rich, pungent scent of spices filling […]

5 of the best day trips from Marrakech

5 of the best day trips from Marrakech

While Marrakech itself is an enchanting and beautiful city, beyond its bounds there lie a host of other attractions that visitors would not want to miss out on. From the breath-taking natural wonder of the Ouzoud Falls, to the historic and artistic seafront town of Essaouria, you’ll find lots to discover and enjoy. To whet […]

4 World Heritage sites in and around Marrakech

4 World Heritage sites in and around Marrakech

Centuries upon centuries of a variety of cultures, languages and civilisations have imbued Marrakech with a rich, multi-layered legacy, which can be experienced all around the city in the numerous examples of history, art and architecture that remain. From the beautiful confluence of European and traditional Moroccan culture seen in the city of Mazagan, to […]

5 of the best Sunday brunches in Marrakech

5 of the best Sunday brunches in Marrakech

For a hectic, bustling city like Marrakech, the serene peace and quiet of a relaxing Sunday brunch can feel like an oasis of calm, in the midst of the chaotic week. And with many of the city’s resorts and restaurants now recognising how popular of a ritual the weekend brunch really is, visitors to the […]

5 fabulous poolside lunch spots in Marrakech

5 fabulous poolside lunch spots in Marrakech

There’s nothing quite like relaxing over the serene view of a glittering turquoise pool, while you enjoy the bright sunshine, the stunning views of the Atlas mountains, and a cocktail or two! Whether you’re in search of a laidback place to enjoy a late weekend brunch, or want to spend a day pampering yourself beside […]

How to choose your hotel district in Marrakech

How to choose your hotel district in Marrakech

If you’re planning a holiday in the beautiful city of Marrakech then you may well have found yourself with far too many wonderful choices for your hotel district. From the astounding architecture of Medina to the bustling nightlife found in Gueliz and Hivernage, the regions of Marrakech has much to offer many. So how do […]

5 of the best contemporary art galleries in Marrakech

5 of the best contemporary art galleries in Marrakech

Marrakech may be full of history through the winding paths of the Medina, but the beautiful surroundings are also a magnet for contemporary art too. With a growing interest in emerging art, new galleries relish in the opportunity to showcase the rising stars of the art scene. Discover some of the most established and new […]

Top 5 museums in the old medina of Marrakech

Top 5 museums in the old medina of Marrakech

With a wealth of history, culture and artistic legacy, Marrakech is a treasure trove for history buffs and art lovers alike. Across the city, many of its museums are themselves historic wonders, housed in exceptional palaces and stately buildings that give testament to broad cultural diversity. Read on to discover more about 5 of the […]

5 monuments not to miss in the medina of Marrakech

5 monuments not to miss in the medina of Marrakech

With centuries of history and architectural wonders, the medina is a treasure trove of antiquities that take visitors through the long history of the city’s past rulers. Travel back hundreds of years into the past to discover unique examples of architectural styles, or marvel at the regal beauty of private royal quarters. Here are five […]

5 Moroccan restaurants not to miss in Marrakech

5 Moroccan restaurants not to miss in Marrakech

As a bustling city that blurs the boundaries between modern metropolis and historic culture, Marrakech boasts an exceptional wealth of culinary delights, to out-do even the most discerning of palates. From traditional Morrocan cuisine refined with modern style, to cosmopolitan menus that reflect the multitude of international influences that have come through the country, Marrakech […]

5 of the most unique places to dine out in Marrakech

5 of the most unique places to dine out in Marrakech

Marrakech is a hub of cultural strands, blending local Moroccan culture with classical European influences and Asian flair, along with a twist of contemporaneity. This intricate multicultural atmosphere is most evident in the city’s rich culinary offerings, that blend together a variety of flavours with deftness and subtlety. While the throngs of the Medina are […]

5 luxurious spas across Marrakech

5 luxurious spas across Marrakech

Combining traditional Moroccan heritage with contemporary European beauty techniques, Marrakech is home to some of the most advanced and luxurious spa treatments in the world. With a blend of age-old wisdom, innovative ingredients and well honed expertise, all set amongst the breath-taking surrounds of the city’s beautiful architecture, the luxury spas of Marrakech offer guests […]

5 incredible rooftops in Marrakech

5 incredible rooftops in Marrakech

Marrakech is a city of contradictions, energy, chaos and charm, and there’s no better place to take it all in than from one of the serene rooftops overlooking the landscape. From the relaxing poolside of luxury hotels, to the convivial atmosphere of an open-air restaurant, the calm and tranquility of a rooftop view gives you […]

6 original ways to discover Marrakech's surroundings

6 original ways to discover Marrakech’s surroundings

Beyond the hubbub of the medina, Marrakech has a diverse and wonderful landscape surrounding the city, that can surprise, stimulate and inspire. To really experience it, you have to get off the beaten track and discover what lies in store. Explore Marrakech by air or buggy, or go traditional with a horseback or camel caravan […]