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Horse drawn carriages: Calèches in Marrakech

As you stroll through the winding alleys of the Marrakech Medina you will see that the pathways are shared by pedestrians, mopeds, donkey-drawn carts and the Calèche. Calèches are horse-drawn carriages of which can hold four to five people. Moroccans have … Continue reading

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The Majorelle Gardens: Marrakech’s botanical paradise

Just a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride from the Marrakesh Medina are the Majorelle Gardens (Le Jardin Majorelle). The garden’s were created as a project by the French artist Jacques Majorelle between the 1920′s and 30′s … Continue reading

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Majorelle gardens

The Majorelle Gardens situated in the heart of Marrakech’s fashionable Gueliz district is a botanical and artistic sight to behold, originally designed and constructed by Jacques Majorelle a French expat in 1924 during the colonial period of Marrakech when the … Continue reading

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Tribute Exhibition to Yves Saint Laurent

The 25th of November 2010 is a red letter day in Marrakech with the opening of a very special tribute Exhibition to the late Yves Saint Laurent.  The Exhibition will be held at the incomporable Majorelle gardens which the designer … Continue reading

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Chic Retreats Riad Papillon

We are very pleased that Riad Papillon has been selected for inclusion by Chic Retreats the most reliable source for genuinely small boutique and luxury hotels. Chic retreats members are welcome at Riad Papillon and are asked to please show … Continue reading

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Marrakech Gardens

The Arabic word Riad means garden and some of the most beautiful gardens in Marrakech are to be found in the medina providing shade in traditional houses. There are also a number of public gardens which are well worth a … Continue reading

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