Josephine Baker in Marrakech

The first time that Josephine heard a news report of her own death, she was lying on a chaise relaxing whilst enjoying the scent of the fragranced trees upon the rooftop gardens of Mohamed Menebhi’s palace. The very same complex of buildings are today Riad Star in Marrakech. 

Josephine’s response, as reported by Ollie Stewart, a journalist for the Afro American; was witty and sharp. “There has been a slight error, I’m much to busy to die!”
Her gay smile and French accent showed that Josephine was playfully amused by the news, as she relaxed with her face uplifted towards the eternal snows of the distant Atlas Mountains.

Today the roof gardens once loved by Josephine still bask within sight of the majestic snow capped  Atlas Mountains, with the addition of a spa and hammam the roof gardens of Riad Star are now more than ever the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Contact us to arrange your visit to Josephines former residence in Magical Marrakech.