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