Attractions in and around Marrakech

It is impossible to get bored during your stay in the Ochre City. This imperial city is full of life and sweeps you away. Whether you are a sports enthusiast or you prefer to immerse yourself in the Moroccan culture, you will have the choice between many activities in and around Marrakech. Do not hesitate to ask our teams for advice. We can also organise different visits and activities for you so that you get the most from your stay.

Activities in Marrakech

Marrakech is a city of impressive cultural richness. Many historic places are worth visiting. The architecture of the buildings tells a part of the history of this city. The alleys of the medina plunge you into the everyday life of the Marrakchi people. A visit to Marrakech is a beautiful adventure that you will remember forever.

Discovery of the souks and Djemaa-El-Fna

Djemaa El-Fna is a “must visit” in Marrakech. Moroccan folklore is all around with snake charmers, storytellers, and so on. The square was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001.

On the outskirts of the square, a maze of small market lanes will attract your attention. These are the souks where you will find the shimmering colours of fabrics and slippers, the smell of spices and the negotiations between sellers and buyers mixed together to create the special atmosphere here.

Camel tours

You can take a tour on camelback in the middle of Le Palmeraie, another “must” activity in Marrakech for many tourists.

Cultural visits

It is impossible to list all the places to visit within the Ochre City. Here are the main ones:

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The Yves Saint Laurent Museum

The Museum of Marrakech

Selman Marrakech

Medersa Ali Ben Youssef

The Majorelle Garden

The Saadian Tombs

The Secret Gardens

Bahia Palace

Cultural Visits

The Yves Saint Laurent Museum

In Marrakech, the Museum Founding stated that the Yves Saint Laurent Museum is "a tribute to the city, discovered by the creator in 1966 and where he stayed regularly". The new artistic space dedicated to the work of the French fashion designer will open its doors on October 19 in the ocher city.

The Museum of Marrakech

In the vicinity of Medersa Ben Youssef, this establishment homes the work of Moroccan and Berber craftsmanship but also contemporary works of art by Moroccan artists.

Medersa Ali Ben Youssef

Located at the end of the souks, this ancient Koranic school is a perfect example of the excellence of Arabo-Andalusian architecture. You can admire the sculptures of the wooden ceilings, the Zellige arcades in the courtyard, etc.

The Majorelle Garden

this is an oasis right in the middle of the city. This garden is renowned for its variety of exotic plants, its bright colours and also because it belonged to Yves Saint Laurent.

The Saadian Tombs

these are the burials of Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour el-Dahbi and his relatives which were rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century.

The Secret Gardens

Reconstructed in the middle of the nineteenth century by an influential Atlas leader during the Saadian dynasty, this garden was the home of one of the highest political figures in Marrakech. Thanks to its recent renovation, the Secret Garden perfectly reflects the authenticity of the Arab-Andalusian palaces. By visiting these mystical places, you will have the opportunity to discover the gardens and the buildings as well as the exceptional beauty of Arabo-Moorish and Muslim art and architecture.

Bahia Palace

Built under the reign of sultan Hassan 1st of Morocco in the XIXth century, the Bahia palace is a haven of peace where once again, you can admire the treasures of Moroccan architecture and know-how. His majesty King Mohammed VI still  welcomes his distinguished guests. We invite you to discover its authentic ceilings and its lush gardens.

Excursions around Ochre City

The surroundings of Marrakech are full of beautiful places to discover and in particular:

  • Lake Lalla Takerkoust and its dam;
  • The valley of Ourika and the famous waterfalls of Setti-Fatma;
  • Oukaïmeden, a ski resort at 3200 meters above sea level;
  • The Agafay desert where you can fly in a hot air balloon or explore during a quad bike ride

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