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