The Telouet Kasbah in Morocco

Telouet is a Berber village located in the High Atlas Mountains, between Marrakech and Ouarzazate. The Telouet Kasbah is also named “the Glaoui Kasbah”. The governor of Marrakech, T’hami el Glaoui and his family used to live here in the early … Continue reading

La Mamounia, a palace hotel in Marrakech

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La Mamounia is a mythic palace hotel in Marrakech, opened in 1923. The name of the hotel comes from the garden’s owner (Moulay Mamoun) where the palace was built. Renowned artists had been sollicited including the famous painter Jacques Majorelle … Continue reading

The Saadian tombs in Marrakech

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The Saadian tombs (discovered in 1917) were built under the reign of the Sultan Ahmed el Mansour in the 16th century. It was a burial site for himself and his descendants. About two hundred members of the Saadian dynasty were … Continue reading

Palais Bahia : Jewel of the Hispano-Mauresque art

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Palais Bahia is incredibly decorated with somptuous mosaics, sculpted stone artifacts and painted doors and ceilings. The palace was built under the reign of two sultans :  Sidi Mohammed ben Abd al Rahman (1859-1873) and Moulay Abd al-Aziz (1894-1908). The … Continue reading

Le jardin Majorelle : An oasis of colours in Marrakech

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The French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) created this wonderful botanic garden in the 1920’s. Passionate about botany, he brought back exotic plants from his travels (cacti, palm trees, bamboo, coconut palms, jasmine, agaves, bougainvilleas…). He uses the famous Majorelle blue … Continue reading