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