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

Boutique Hotels of Unique Character

Foodie Harvest Season

October-November 2012

Join us for two days of food heaven where we focus on the foundation techniques of Moroccan cooking, as well as enjoy some of the seasonal best that Marrakech has to offer:

  • Harvest and press olives in a traditional press.
  • Enjoy a harvest picnic and traditional roast in the olive groves.
  • Visit the spice souks and learn about Moroccan spicing.
  • Learn to make a series of traditional dishes.
  • Hosted dinner on the first night and last night, including a final night party.
  • All local transport.

Rates from €770 for three nights on a B&B basis at Dar Les Cigognes or Riad al Assala.

To reserve, contact

Photography Course with Mauro Parmesani

December 2012

Mauro Parmesani is one of the leading landscape, nature, and travel photographers working today.  With several books published by prestigious Italian publishing house Rizzoli and others, his work has also featured in such magazines as Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveller, Dove, and Vogue.  His experience includes fashion shoots, books, art photography, photojournalism on shoots all over the world.  He has a very dynamic, rugged, field style that produces serenely beautiful and captivating images.  Mauro will be assisted by a well-known local photographer.

Guests may stay at either Dar Les Cigognes or Riad al Assala. The course will be limited to a group of ten people in total and will include:

  • Opening dinner and talk.
  • Final night rooftop party with local dancers and musicians.
  • Two days of shooting, in and around Marrakech.
  • All local transport.
  • Lunches on shooting days.

Price for the course is €800 per person plus the price of accommodation. Please contact us for availability and additional information as space is limited.

To reserve, contact

Photography Course with Quentin Bacon

February 2013

Quentin Bacon is the leading food photographer working in the world today, and his work appears in literally hundreds of books.  He has worked with some of the most exciting chefs alive, including Thomas Keller, Mario Batali, Paula Wolfert, Michael Ruhlman, Barefoot Contessa, among others.  He is also in high demand commercially for portraiture and interiors, and is renowned for his use of natural light and warm style.  He is an affable and engaging teacher.  He has worked all over the world. Quentin will be assisted by a well-known local photographer.

Guests may stay at either Dar Les Cigognes or Riad al Assala. The course will be limited to a group of ten people in total and will include:

  • Opening dinner and talk.
  • Final night rooftop party with local dancers and musicians.
  • Two days of shooting, in and around Marrakech.
  • All local transport.
  • Lunches on shooting days.

Price for the course is €800 per person plus the price of accommodation. Please contact us for availability and additional information as space is limited.

To reserve, contact

Traditional Pottery Course

Dates on request, private classes now available

Guests may stay at either Dar Les Cigognes or Riad al Assala. The course will be limited to a group of ten people in total and will include:

  • Two half days in a local master potters studio – trying out local techniques and learning about the art of Moroccan pottery
  • Visit to a number of galleries and stalls selling the best and most interesting pottery in Marrakech
  • Hosted dinner with talk on the artistic scene in Marrakech
  • Final night rooftop party with local dancers and magicians

Rates from €570 for three nights on a B&B basis at Dar Les Cigognes or Riad al Assala including 2 half days pottery course, gallery visits, hosted dinner and final night party.

To reserve, contact

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