Marrakech tips

 Three beautiful places to visit in Marrakech + our morroco tips to enjoy your trip without any issue :

Majorelle Garden

The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is one of the most visited sites in Morocco. It took French painter Jacques Majorelle forty years of passion and dedication to create this enchanting garden in the heart of the “Ochre City”. Inspired by Islamic garden, this botanical garden contains about 300 species on nearly a hectare and a museum of Berber culture . Purchased by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980 , it is up to date at the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent.

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Open every day – 8 am – 6 pm
Jardin Majorelle
Rue Yves Saint Laurent
Marrakech, Morocco

 TIPS : Best weather in March and May, avoid July and August it’s too hot and crowded.

Basic Arabic : Hello – [marhaban] مرحبا / Goodbye – [ila al’likaa’] الى اللقاء / Please – [min fadlak] من فضلك / Thank you – [shukran] شكرا / You’re welcome – [a’afwan] عفوا / Yes – [na’am] نعم  / No – [la’a] لا

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Visit our prestigious flat suggestion : Dar Challa, located in the exceptional setting of the Palmeraie of Marrakech, Dar Challa is an oasis that will delight lovers of luxury and serenity.

Medersa Ben Youssef

The Ben Youssef Madrasa is a madrasah, a jewel of Amazigh-Moorish architecture located in Marrakech and founded by Abu al-Hasan, Merinid sultan. The carvings contain no representation of humans or animals as required by Islam, and consist entirely of inscriptions and beautiful geometric patterns. The madrasah was during more than four centuries a shelter for students thirst for knowledge in various sciences, including theology.

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Open every day – 8 am – 6 pm
Medersa Ben Youssef
Kaat Benahid
Marrakech, Morocco

TIPS : Prefer to wear loose, modest clothing that covers the arms, legs and chest.

If you’re offered a mint tea by a local, sit down to enjoy. Mint tea is the hallmark of Moroccan hospitality, and it’s impolite to refuse it, don’t forget to remove you shoes before entering a home.

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Visit our prestigious flat suggestion : Dar Assoura riad,  a beautiful Riad of the 19th century. In a very simple architecture, it opens onto a patio in the middle of which is installed a refreshing pool.

Jemaa El Fna square

Jemaa el Fna is a very famous public square in the southwest of the medina of Marrakech. This traditional, popular and lively place attracts over one million visitors a year. Considered as a cultural space, it is animated by a significant popular life. From 17pm many stallholders , hawkers and street artists install their many street restaurants and attractions and the place quickly becomes full of people with a family festive atmosphere.

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approximate opening hours 9am – 1am
Jemaa El Fna square
Central square at entrance to market
Marrakech, Morocco

TIPS : food you should try : Couscous – Tagine – Pastilla – M’semmen crepes – Kofta Kebabs – Baklava – Mint tea

Tipping is a common thing in morroco, giving between 5% & 10% of the bill to restaurant, bartenders, taxi, guide is appropriate.

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Visit our prestigious flat suggestion : Dar Essakaya, Nestled at the bottom of a derb , in the Mouassine district , close to the souks and the Jaama El Fna square, Dar Essakaya is a charming renovated house.

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