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

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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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