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