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  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a stunning example of what the riads have to offer." - icsouthlondon.co.uk
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a 17th-century merchant's townhouse that has been converted into a bijou 11-room hotel in Marrakesh-trés chic" - The Times of London
  • "Many thanks for making our first visit to marrakech a wonderful memory…" - Mark & Kylie, Luxemburg & Australia
  • "Everything breathes luxury and good taste" - Geo Guide
  • "Dar Les Cigognes provides a very high level of comfort." - Chic Retreats
  • "The architecture is amazing" - Tatler
  • "a fabulous haven" - Area
  • "After a minute I'd forgotten my cares." - Catherine
  • "Relaxing holidays in style should all start from a place like this." - moroccochic
  • "A magical place to stay." - Carel & Steve, UK
  • "An oasis of 1001 nights" - Domizil
  • "A modern day 1,001 nights" - Hello!
  • "A design temple with sumptuously comfortable interiors" - Condé Nast Traveler
  • "Fairytale Wedding in boutique hotel Dar Les Cigognes" - honeymoontip
  • "Who would believe that behind that door in such a hectic street lies such a wonderfully calm and beautiful place." - Helen & Neil, UK
  • "Escape on a magic carpet to Marrakech and escape to Marrakech's finest new hotel" - Western Daily Press
  • "Luxurious atmosphere, unique charm and local authenticity." - BOARDING.DK
  • "With an excellent chef, this is the place to try Moroccan specialties" - The Daily Mail
  • "We couldn't have chosen a better spot to spend the nights." - Annette & Marianne, NL
  • "Everyone and everything here were amazing." - Marcella & Stefano
  • "Chic as chips" - medlife
  • "A roof terrace with magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains." - House & Garden
  • "I will miss this place and I hope I will come back." - Jasmin
  • "Dar Les Cigognes- authentic flavour of Morocco" - Guide de Charme
  • "Small luxury hotel that bears the stamp of star architect Charles Boccara." - guide evasion
  • "Furnished with locally sourced carpets, tapestries, furniture and decorative items, it's an oasis of calm." - Harper's Bazaar
  • "Friendly staff and a warm welcome. Thank you for a wonderful time." - Mr & Mrs Knight
  • "Dar Les Cigognes- the perfect apres-shopping retreat." - Red
  • "Dar Les Cigognes kitchen is one of the best in the city" - The Times
  • "A wellness temple" - In
  • "Too good to be true: Dar Les Cigognes' plush interiors belie the hotel's friendly room rates" - Mediterranean Life
  • "Each guest's request is satisfied before you have expressed it." - Tourbillon
  • "A stylish sanctuary of peace and calm." - Red
  • "Dar Lees Chiggers is like paradise on earth." - Martin, Germany
  • "Your Riad fulfilled our wildest expectations regarding luxury and hospitality." - Imgrid & Christer
  • "Here in the stork house time remains to has stood still in the pre-industrial world." - Chili
  • "This was the best place to be." - Jan & Jolanda
  • "Moorish magic- Dar Les Cigognes." - In
  • "A boutique hotel boasting individually decorated rooms and excellent service" - Eyewitness Guide
  • "The decor is amazing, truly magical, especially in the evening, by candlelight." - Clara, Prenatal & Rudy
  • "It's beautiful!" - Philip & Hannah
  • "We will come back with all our friends to show them this special place." - Diana
  • "Enjoy the fantastic food" - Privat Dining
  • "A perfect escape from the European winter." - John & Sue, UK
  • "The staff made our trip like a dream." - Annemarie
  • "Thank you for the impeccable service." - Jennifer & Particio
  • "The exclusive clientele make this the perfect haven after a busy day in the souks." - B International
  • "Each room tells a different story full of oriental charm and romance." - Elle
  • "Your riad fulfilled our wildest expectations regarding luxury and hospitality!" - Imgrid & Christer, Sweden
  • "Dar Les Cigognes with great traditional home cooking." - Waitrose kitchen
  • "Dar Les Cigognes quaint old-town palace in Marrakech." - Escapio
  • "We have traveled to many parts of the world and this is one of the friendliest hotels ever!" - Dave & Mary, UK
  • "A truly wonderful place to stay on our first visit to Morocco." - Kate & Mark, UK
  • "Thank you for such a wonderful and relaxing time." - Richard & Sue, UK
  • "Dar Les Cigognes gets our vote every time." - The Sunday Times
  • "Architecture that awakens the soul" - Architecture +
  • "Exquisite mother-of-pearl inlay furnishings contrast crisp white sheets and lush green walls" - Home Journal
  • "If we are ever in Marrakech again we will certainly be staying here." - Equals & Sod ia, UK
  • "One of the best riads in Marrakech designed by one of Morocco's best architects." - Chic Retreats
  • "The jewel of 1001 nights" - Elle
  • "A chic boutique hotel with a quaint Moorish charm" - B International
  • "A gem in Marrakech with all the ingredients to appeal to those in search of pampering and privacy" - Portfolio
  • "Marrakech is a treasure trove of boutique hotels and romantic riads, but one of the best by far is Dar Les Cigognes" - You and Your Wedding
  • "On the rooftop is a view across to the Atlas" - Daily Express
  • "The plant filled rooftop of this designer riad is the perfect spot to catch a few, last fleeting rays of sunshine of the year." - Red
  • "Close to the sky" - Schweizer Illustrierte
  • "It`s a peaceful respite from the hectic, chaotic life which is just a step away" - John & Co. UK
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a stunning example of what the riads have to offer" - Prestige Lifestyle
  • "The riad has such a relaxing and serene ambiance." - Yolanda, Australia
  • "1001 nights deluxe - The Sanssouci Collection" - tic.travel
  • "An enchanting beautiful, intimate boutique hotel." - Icon
  • "An eye catching interior" - Fodor's
  • "One of the best boutique hotels of the Mediterranean" - Mediterranean Life
  • "The intricate attention to detail is stunning" - The Evening Standard
  • "A charming riad that is a convenient and quiet oasis from which to explore the city" - House and Garden.
  • "Will allow you to feel like a Pasha on your vacation." - Escapio
  • "What an amazing place the riad is." - Anne
  • "A mustn't miss! " - Abenteuer und reisen
  • "Real Moroccan, classy and stylish, this is the way it goes at Dar Les Cigognes in the Medina of Marrakech." - escapio
  • "One of the oldest and most elegant Riad hotels in Marrakech." - reisemagazin.com
  • "Here you can pamper yourself in a relaxed atmosphere and in traditional Moroccan ambience." - BOARDING.DK
  • "Excellent stay at this wonderful and quiet place." - Sophie
  • "is characterized by luxurious but unostentatious accommodations" - New Hotels
  • "Paradise for aficionados" - Smokers Club
  • "We will definitely have to return again." - Amanda & Kristen
  • "We have had the most wonderful time" - Simon & Edward, Australia
  • "We found the true wonder - Dar Les Cigognes" - Carrie & Johnson, USA
  • "At night, the illuminated marble fountain brings life to the patio" - Couleurs 35 Marrakech
  • "Intoxicate your senses at Dar Les Cigognes" - abenteuer und reisen
  • "This bijou hotel is convenient for all the sites" - the chiccollection
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a gorgeous refuge." - Red
  • "The design is so chic and cozy at the same time" - Elle
  • "Unique mix of traditions and modernity" - Elle
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is beautifully modern whilst staying true to a traditional cultural aesthetic." - AREA
  • "Dar Les Cigognes captures the genius of Moorish civilization" - Asiana Wedding
  • "There is a fabulous tranquility" - In Style
  • "This is like a dream come true, it is the most wonderful place I have stayed in and I have traveled the world" - Yvonne and Chris
  • "The Dar Les Cigognes pampers its guests with plenty of rest." - Chili
  • "A fantastically beautiful hotel" - More Than Classic
  • "The entry never indicates to the richness of the interior of Dar Les Cigognes." - Marrakech Express
  • "What an astonishing oasis of tranquility in the chaos of surrounding Marrakech!" - Nui Midonald
  • "A truly 6 Star experience!" - Penny, UK
  • "Sophisticated elegance and style are the traits of this charming hotel." - Wand0travel.com
  • "An ideal starting point for discoveries through Marrakech." - reisemagazin.com
  • "A peaceful ambience that is immediately apparent" - Hedonist's Guide
  • "Wonderful, peaceful experience, loved every minute of it." - Julia & Rob
  • "The hammam treatment made us feel like royalty!" - Lena & Ezak, Florida
  • "We will come here over and over again to the riad of dreams" - Pam, UK
  • "Part careful restoration, part Saharan fantasy is wonderfully well-located" - Cadogan Guide
  • "A masterpiece in Marrakech - Dar Les Cigognes" - Food and Travel
  • "The architect has put all his talent to preserve the authenticity of the place of Dar Les Cigognes." - the Best of Marrakech
  • "Highlight of Marrakech -Dar Les Cigognes"" - In Style
  • "…the city's hotshot riad converter." - The Sunday Times
  • "What a charming hood in the best part of town" - Sam, UK
  • "Sublimely chic" - Time Out
  • "This is the best place to be." - Jan & Jolanda, NL
  • "Experience of the world of 1001 nights in Dar Les Cigognes!"
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is something special" - Gabriele & Oliver
  • "We have loved every minute of our time in Marrakech." - Danielle & David
  • "You have a lovely place and your staff is the best!" - Keirsten & Alexandria
  • "Dar Les Cigognes - perfectly to feel like a princess from 1001 nights." - In
  • "A charming superior first class riad with the intimacy, service and comfort of a boutique hotel." - Kuoni
  • "The wonderful hotel and staff made our stay in Marrakech complete." - Milay
  • "The storks create the perfect harmony at rooftop level" - Chantal
  • "We would recommend this riad to anyone visiting Marrakech." - Society
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a small luxury hotel in the heart of the famous medina" - Western Daily Press
  • "Oriental Pearl- Dar Les Cigognes" - freundin.de
  • "Moorish through and through, Dar Les Cigognes is the perfect wind-down spot following a hard day's bargaining in the souk." - medlife
  • "11 rooms that take you on a ostentatious journey through Morocco." - Guide Evasion
  • "Greets from the world of 1001 nights." - honeymoontip
  • "Unusually stunning -. Business Traveler
  • "Beneficial coolness and tranquility surround the guest upon entry into the world of Dar Les Cigognes" - Elle
  • "The Riad Dar Les Cigognes is a small city palace." - sierramar.ch
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a small jewel highlighting the multiple facets of Moorish art" - Michelin Guide
  • "Oasis of calm-Dar Les Cigognes" - new metropolis
  • "A sanctuary from the vibrant bustle of Marrakech's streets." - AREA
  • "I hope I'll come back soon. Thanks for the unforgettable holiday" - Sanne
  • "Marrakech- so full of life and colour. A perfect moment in time at Dar Les Cigognes." - John & Caroline, UK
  • "A little jewel of a hotel in the heart of historic Marrakech" - Gulliver
  • "Such attention to detail and so peaceful" - Sally & Philipe, France
  • "A perfect stay in a perfect riad." - John & Anna, UK
  • "Very kind and helpful staff." - Lesley & John
  • "Renovated by legendary French architect Charles Boccara." - BAZAAR
  • "The real luxury of Dar Les Cigognes is the welcome and gentleness of the staff, always ready to cater to your every need" - Luxury Morocco
  • "Today this small oasis is considered as one of the most beautiful hotels in the world." - In
  • "Thank you very much for looking after us so well." - Richard
  • "Dar Les Cigognes has been designed so as to make guests feel at home" - Bales Worldwide
  • "We will recommend Marrakech and Dar Les Cigognes to everyone we know." - Joanne & Victoria
  • "The Sanssouci Collection attracts discerning gourmets and globetrotters into the enchanting city." - BOARDING.DK
  • "A charming riad that is a convenient and quiet oasis from which to explore the city" - House and Garden
  • "But the real luxury of Dar Les Cigognes is the hospitality and friendliness of staff." - Maroc, la Tradition du Luxe
  • "Dar Les Cigognes in the heart of the old town of Marrakech."" - Guide de Charme
  • "This award-winning true boutique Hotel ensuring private and individual experiences in Marrakech." - International Inns, Resort&Spas
  • "You will find the beauty of a riad's private world." - Time Out
  • "We felt safe, comfortable and very happy in your wonderful hotel." - Charles & Christine, UK
  • "At Dar Les Cigognes you don't need a superstars bank balance to live the life of the blessed" - Mediterranean Life
  • "Dar Les Cigognes a heaven for romance." - the Australien
  • "Thank you for making our time in this city so memorable." - Rebecca & William
  • "Dar Les Cigognes an oasis of luxury and calm." - Time out Marocco
  • "A charming place in a beautiful city." - Jorge, Madrid
  • "Wins our vote every time" - The Sunday Times
  • "Dar Les Cigognes in the heart of the historic medina." - International Inns, Resorts & Spas
  • "... the entrance to paradise at Dar Les Cigognes." - Gaby
  • "The whole team is always at your service, making a stay at Dar Les Cigognes forever memorable" - Traditions of Luxury
  • "Our visit could not has been better." - Kiersten & Alexandria
  • "Hidden behind a heavy wooden door with a knocker, there is the hotel-jewel Dar Les Cigognes." - ICON
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a haven removed from the chaos, noise, and hustle of the city" - 50 Unforgettable Things to do Before you Die
  • "Dar Les Cigognes stands out with its particularly well-conceived design." - Tablet talk
  • "An elegant and luxurious refuge" - Elle Decor
  • "Thank you for a wonderful, memorable trip." - Joulyn Wong
  • "In Dar Les Cigognes in Marrakech time seems to have stopped." - Chili
  • "A luxurious and relaxing refuge" - Elle Spain
  • "An oasis of Moroccan chic" - You and Your Wedding
  • "A very lovely and enchanting Riad." - Clare & Michael
  • "Spend a magical weekend in Marrakech at Dar Les Cigognes" - Living etc
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is truly a - Dar es Salaam - haven of peace." - Mary & John, UK
  • "A luxury riad done in a traditional but modern style" - The Rough Guide
  • "Service is just the start. Every detail counts" - The Independent
  • "The sunshine was wonderful, but your smiles outdid the sun by far." - Steve & Lynne, UK
  • "Perfectly placed in the medina." - Kuoni
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a luxurious little jewel" - Maroc, la tradition du luxe
  • "A hotel that hardly could be more intimate and stylish." - freundin.de
  • "Most romantic weekend we've ever had!" - Suzanne & Jason
  • "Georgeous refuge from the medina" - Red
  • "One of the most stylish and comfortable riads in Morocco" - Madame
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is offering everything for the senses." - Schweizer Illustrierte
  • "Anyone interested in Morocco will find it difficult to drag themselves away" - The Sunday Telegraph
  • "We loved our experience in Marrakech, especially our time at Dar Les Cigognes." - Lera & Ezak
  • "A lovely, laid-back place." - Richard
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is known for the best personal service." - Tourbillon
  • "A beautiful retreat in the heart of wonderful Marrakech." - Elli, Naomi & Nix, UK
  • "A true idyll amongst the chaos" - Richard & Louise
  • "A wonderful calm oasis in the middle of busy marrakech" - Rachael & Malt
  • "Talk about an other world - to step the excitement city into the calm of the riad." - Lynn & Dave, UK
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a Jewel!" - guests from NY
  • "It's hard to beat the exotic appeal of Dar Les Cigognes" - The Daily Mail
  • "A riad to be recommended." - Sue & Keitti
  • "This has been an unforgettable and beautiful experience for all the senses!" - Katja, Finnland
  • "We have magical memories to take home." - Richmond & Sue, UK
  • "A wonderful idea- Dar Les Cigognes" - Only the best, Baden-Baden
  • "A great team of friendly staff make you feel welcome from the first moment you step into the hotel." - Irish Daily Mail
  • "Visitors to Marrakech are spoilt for choice. Dar Les Cigognes is one of the best" - The Sunday Telegraph
  • "Fab place - throughly enjoyed it!" - Kellie, Ana & Max
  • "Dar Les Cigognes shortlisted for Best Boutique Hotel in Africa by the World Travel Market One of the 49 Coolest Hotels in the world" - Cool Hotels
  • "Nid des Cigognes is a hidden gem" - Hg2
  • "An inspirational hotel" - The Sunday Telegraph
  • "An oasis of luxury and calm" - Red
  • "An oasis of calm and elegance in the heart of the medina." - Franz, London
  • "The luxury hotel Dar Les Cigognes" - Reise aktuell
  • "The style oasis of Dar Les Cigognes is located in the Medina" - Seitenblicke
  • "Master craftsmanship steered by the incomparable Charles Boccara. A true Oasis of Calm in Marrakech" - Architecture +
  • "A bon ton riad and veritable hotel du charme" - Maisons du Maroc
  • "Welcome to paradise" - Marc
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is one of the best hotel by far." - youandyourwe
  • "A wonderful honeymoon, made perfect by a beautiful and shining place, and the most fantastic staff." - Mr. & Mrs Balcer
  • "The true beauty and many distinct facets of Moorish art come to life in this intimate boutique hotel" - Elle Decor
  • "with its design it reflects the traditional Morocco" - Urlaub Tipp
  • "Should be a place to see, feel and to enjoy." - Sabine
  • "The intimate atmosphere of the hammam should not be missed" - Gulliver
  • "Beautiful place!" - Rene
  • "The most spectacular roof terraces of the city" - Elle
  • "Enjoy a luxurious treatment by Dar Les Cigognes." - Red
  • "Anyone interested in Moroccan design will find it difficult to drag themselves away" - The Sunday Telegraph
  • "Voluptuously orientalist" - Couleurs Marrakech
  • "Behind the blank walls lies a world of tranquility" - The Sunday Telegraph
  • "Thank you for a most wonderful stay in your beautiful riad." - David & Helen, UK
  • "Thank you for a very restful stay in your beautiful, peaceful Riad." - Wquas & Sodia
  • "In the heart of the medina of Marrakech, Dar Les Cigognes." - Elle
  • "Peace and quiet amongst the chaos of this great city" - The Best of Marrakech
  • "We will tell all our friends about the excellent service and quaint oasis that we felt inside there walls." - Ken, USA
  • "The heart of the ancient medina is where to stay in Marrakech and Dar Les Cigognes is a gorgeous refuge" - Red
  • "We loved Dar Les Cigognes and Marrakech." - Annabel, UK
  • "Silence and beauty surrounds the guest." - Der Tagesspiegel
  • "Dar Les Cigognes - it's one of Marrakech best-loved hotel." - Simpson travel
  • "What stands out most about Dar Les Cigognes is the way it feels like an exclusive pleasure." - maroccochic
  • "Once being a princess" - Schweizer Illustrierte
  • "Magic lies above the courtyard with bubbling fountains and golden lanterns, tranquility and beauty embrace the guest." - Icon
  • "Dar Les Cigognes oozes history, but has been sensitively updated by cult architect Charles Boccara" - In Style
  • "A super riad in the heart of bustling city" - Simon & Heidi
  • "Excellent taste and florid imagination have brought this beautiful hotel to life" - Architecture du Maroc
  • "We pushed the door and it was magical!" - Monique & Peric
  • "Exceptional attention to detail and professional staff" - Sean
  • "The food was amazing and the hamman a real experience!" - Caroline & Jan, UK
  • "The dream of 1001 nights - Dar Les Cigognes"
  • "Multilingual staff are meticulous and attend quickly to guests every request." - maroccochic
  • "Anything that was good enough for the sultans, are bound to be good enough for us." - B International
  • "The 17th century merchant's house still echoes with the gentle and beautiful atmosphere of the past." - Simpson Travel, Morocco
  • "A true oasis of luxury and calm" - VIP International Traveler
  • "A delightful and well-run medina riad hotel" - Privat Dining
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a small jewel." - Hébergement
  • "The jewel from 1001 nights" - Reise aktuell
  • "A fabulously stylish hotel" - The Daily Telegraph
  • "The Riad is beautiful and the staff were friendly and helpful, they couldn't do enough!" - Joanne & Vicoria, UK
  • "This place is like a dream." - Marlene & Carl
  • "The way how the stars like it" - In
  • "We will return ""Inch Allah"" soon." - Francine, LA
  • "Perfectly placed in the medina- Dar Les Cigognes" - Kuoni
  • "The dark wood and creamy stone of Dar Les Cigognes illuminated with scores of candles are a picture of romance." - The Sunday Times
  • "One can only be blown away by the sumptuous tadelakt and ornate carved plaster" - Luxury Morocco
  • "This is a beautiful and wonderful place to stay." - Andi, UK
  • "In Dar Les Cigognes you relax royally." - SPA inside
  • "Excellent service, wonderful staff, made us feel at home." - M. To ulan
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a unique and extraordinary destination." - Simon, Australia
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is very relaxing and calm after the hectic, vibrant city outside it's walls." - Karl
  • "Secret Celebrity Hideaways" - Travel + Leisure
  • "Stylish living- Dar Les Cigognes." - URLAUB TIPP
  • "This elegant boutique hotel is an oasis of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle." - UrlaubTipp
  • "Beautiful Riad, helpful and friendly staff" - Charlotte & Sean
  • "Morocco is a world of interiors. Marrakech has some of the most beautiful in the world, and Dar Les Cigognes is one of them" - The Mail on Sunday
  • "Out in the Medina rages haggle-madness, in the elegant designed riad there is magical peace." - In Style
  • "Simply fantastic!" - Chris, Spain
  • "A luxury refuge" - Reise Aktuell
  • "…such attention to detail and so peaceful!" - Sally, Phillippe & Franc
  • "Stylish design of the Riad Dar Les Cigognes, a great luxury in a private intimate ambience." - Der Tagesspiegel
  • "Dar Les Cigognes has rooms full of charm and character" - Guide de Charme
  • "Dar Les Cigognes- unforgettable" - Luxueux Maroc
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a rare treasure!" - Christopher
  • "Privacy is queen here apart from the stories of long journeys of the storks from the terraces" - AM Architecture du maroc
  • "The attention to detail throughout is excellent." - Société perrier
  • "A warm welcome with great service" - Hotels of Charm-Morocco
  • "romantic Moroccan nights at Dar Les Cigognes" - Daily Mirror
  • "Dar Les Cigognes in the heart of the ancient medina is where to stay in Marrakech." - Red
  • "This is probably the most calm and relaxing guest house in the city" - Amanda, UK
  • "We have visited many hotels but Dar Les Cigognes was a miracle." - Chris & Willy
  • "Dar Les Cigognes is a masterpiece of luxury in the heart of the city." - Moroccochic
  • "Skillfully and sensitively restored." - architecture+
  • "Moving from room to room is traveling, it's going from Black Africa to the desert of Mauritania. " - Couleurs Marrakech
  • "The luxury hotel is the ideal starting point for exploring Marrakech." - escapio, Einzigartige Hotels
  • "It's a beautiful person's natural habitat" - medlife
  • "Dar Les Cigognes has been truly amazing!" - Mr. & Mrs. Rompson
  • "Beautiful Riad in the Medina of Marrakech with gorgeous rooms and a stunning roof terrace." - abenteuer und reisen
  • "After traveling throughout the country, it was absolutely fantastic to end up our trip staying at Dar Les Cigognes." - Jesus, Mexico
  • "One of the oldest and most elegant riad hotels in Marrakech" - reisemagazin.com
  • "Beautiful boutique hotel smack in the middle of the medina" - Daily Express
  • "What a wonderful haven" - Lynn
  • "A riad full of charm that totally breathes the atmosphere of Marrakech" - Jean-Philippe & Nicole
  • "Stay at Dar Les Cigognes for a boutique-style rest in the exhilarating city of Marrakech." - greenprophet.com
  • "Dar Les Cigognes still oozes history, but has been sensitively updated by cult Morocco architect Charles Boccara." - In Style
  • "After climbing up the tiled stairs, is there the paradise waiting." - Schweizer Illustrierte
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Morocco is a land of a thousand contrasts

A nation of incredible natural beauty, great creativity, and rich cultural history

Morocco, the land of the setting sun, is the Westernmost nation of Africa and of the Islamic World. Morocco is the Northwest corner of the African continent. Bounded to the East by three mountain ranges and the edges of the Sahara dessert, to the West by the Atlantic Ocean, to the North by the Mediterranean, and to the South by the desert, Morocco is blessed by fertile plains and oasis valleys. Marrakech is two hours inland from the coast, and 45 minutes North of the High Atlas Mountains, the tallest in North Africa.

With an incredibly rich continuous history, Morocco has seen the arrival of the Phoenicians and the Jews, the Romans and Visigoths, the Arabs, and finally those who came (Jews and Arabs) following the "Reconquista" of Spain. Even the Berbers, 70% of the population today, are thought to have originally come from Europe. This history is evident in the skin colour of the Moroccans, which ranges from darkest black to palest white.

Today, Morocco is a modern, open, and tolerant society. The government is a constitutional Monarchy. The Royal Family are the Alaouites, and are distinguished for being the oldest monarchical family in the world still on the throne. While many dynasties preceded them, the Alaouites have ruled Morocco for nearly 500 years.

Islam is the principal religion, with 98% of the population. There are, however, important communities of Christians and Jews, particularly in Casablanca, but also scattered across Morocco. The King is the leader of the faithful in Morocco and plays an important role in the spiritual and political life of the nation.

Morocco welcomes visitors with open arms, and you needn't look far to find the warmth and welcome of the people. Whimsical and creative, Moroccans are always ready to share their ancient culture with you, and always with a smile.

There are a great many "worth the trip" sites and places to go all over Morocco, and we would be delighted to help you plan your visit, organize a car and driver or other transport, guides, other hotels, and to give you tips and suggestions along the way. Some ideas might include:

Marrakech

Essaouira

Agadir

Ouarzazate

Zagora

Fes

Meknes

Casablanca

Tangiers

Tetouan

Oujda

Calendar of Festivals

These are some of the events that take place throughout the year in Morocco. For a more complete list, consult the website indicated below:

For a full listing of cultural events in Morocco, please visit: Moroccan Tourism.

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