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The best places in Marrakech

Written on : 15 September 2017
Visiting Marrakech

Visiting Marrakech

Fourth stage for the preparation of your trip to Marrakech! A year-round sunny climate and an exotic setting, Marrakech is definitely an ideal destination for a stay under the sign of relaxation in Morocco. It is nice to relax in Zen spots that breathe calm and serenity. At this point you have booked your flight, and found the perfect villa or the perfect riad. The list of things to see to know the history and the traditional culture of Marrakech is fulfilled.

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And now? It is time to think about leisure and outings in Marrakech... day and evening.

Gastronomy will delight all palates (traditional Moroccan cuisine, but also international and more advanced cuisine: Vietnamese, Thai, Brazilian, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Lebanese, Indian, Kosher, crêperie, wine cellar...).

The clubs of Marrakech open the season for the best international DJs. One can dance to all styles of music but the most sought after remains dance and electro that even Ibiza can envy.

The culture (mainly oral nature) is everywhere, you can meet what Morocco is in all its facets on every street corner, and in every garden.

Discover a selection of the best local addresses, a flavour to suit everyone's taste. Draw, discover, test and have fun...

Where to eat in Marrakech?

  • In the Medina: Dar Moha, Dar Marjana, Dar Yacout, La bohème, La terrasse des épices, Le riad des mers, Le fouquet’s, El Bahja, Le café des épices, No.1 and No.32 in the square.
 
  • In guéliz: The studio of Didier Beckaert, La brasserie de la renaissance, the crêperie of Marrakech, La table de Mona, L’éveil de sens, After Stone, Katsura, Le bistro Thaï, Le Niagara, Le Kechmara, Al Fassia, Le catanzaro, Giancarlo’s trattoria, Yen sin, or even Le Café du Livre, this unique and unpublished concept. It offers a peaceful setting. It is more precisely a kind of restaurant-library that combines culture and leisure. It is a privileged meeting place for reading enthusiasts. To date, it lists over 2,000 books that delight young and old alike. You can dive into your favourite book or magazine in a particularly relaxing setting. The property also offers fine cuisine. Open every day from 09:30 - midnight, Le Café du Livre also organises occasional events for the delight of art lovers. Also, at Bejgueni you can enjoy local cuisine. It is difficult, even unthinkable, to enjoy a stay in Marrakech without taking the time to enjoy the local cuisine. For that, go to Bejgueni. The establishment offers the great specialties of Moroccan cuisine in all its authenticity such as Kefta kebabs. It is especially calm and relaxing here during the low season; in high season it is very busy. 
 
  • In the winter: Le comptoir Darna, La Casa de l’hôtel el andalous, La table du marché.
 
  • Out of Marrakech: Amanjena, Bô-Zin or El Maqam located in Tahanaout, about thirty kilometres from Marrakech. El Maqam is a privileged place nestled in lush greenery where relaxation makes sense. It is more specifically an establishment that serves as an artist residence, restaurant and guest house signed Mohammed Mourabiti. While visiting this high place of artistic creation, you will discover painting workshops, an art gallery and a bookstore. A true haven of peace, this site invites you to wake up the artist who lies dormant in you in an idyllic setting, far from noise and the bustle of the city. After a relaxing session by the pool, you can enjoy Moroccan culinary specialties in its restaurant with exceptional charm.

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Where to eat ice cream or drink coffee?

  • In the Medina: café arabe (mouassine district), bougainvillea (mouassine district), cyber henna (dar el bacha district), dar chérifa - literary café (mouassine district), menzeh glacier (la mamounia), garden of spices.
 
  • In guéliz: café du livre (rue tarik ben ziad), café elite (plazza), café 16 (plazza), paul (behind hotel boustane), charlot (mohamed 5), haagen dazs coffee (hassan 2), krusti (victor hugo), venezia ice (hassan 2), oliveri (beside amandine bakery), winoo (fresh juice - imperial street) and the Grand Café de la Poste. The terrace of Grand Café de la Poste is another perfect place to relax. It is located at the corner of Imam-Malik Avenue and El-Mansour Eddahbi Boulevard, near Place du 16 Novembre. This establishment is nothing other than a vast café-restaurant which is like a brewery with colonial decoration that has been carefully preserved. With history, this popular place for expatriates has a terrace where you can enjoy fine cuisine in the sun. You can also linger in the living room dedicated to reading and culture. The setting is particularly relaxing, especially in the evening, when rocked by a musical background.
 
  • Sidi abbad: Pinnochio gelato (next to aymane bakery)
 
  • In the winter: the 6 (mohamed 6), the caruso (mohamed 6), the sixth avenue (mohamed 6 side victor hugo), Cafe caesar (district of victor hugo).

Where to drink?

Where to drink?

  • In the Medina: Le fouquet's, the Arabic cafe, the kosybar, the Arab house, the bohemian, the piano bar of the hotel the gardens of the koutoubia.
  • In Guéliz: Cantobar (Karaoke), the montecristo, the kechmara, the skybar of the renaissance
  • In the winter: the 6, the casa, the jad mahal, the sofitel, the epicurean, the darna counter.
  • The Agdal district: red sun, the palm plazza bar.
  • Out of Marrakech: Bô-Zin, Amanjena

Where to dance?

  • Le So (Sofitel Hotel)
  • The Theatre (Hotel Essaadi)
  • The Casa (Hotel El Andalous)
  • The Paradise (Convention Center)
  • The Pasha (avenue Mohammed VI)
  • The Silver (Jad Mahal)

Where to gamble?

  • The Grand Casino (La mamounia - Medina)
  • The Casino of Marrakech (Es Saadi - Hivernage)

Where to go to the cinema?

  • The coliseum (Guéliz)
  • Mégarama (Agdal Quarter)
  • ESAV (Assif Quarter)

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Where to go shopping?

Where to go shopping?

  • The souks (Medina)
  • Al Mazar (Agdal Quarter)
  • The Plazza (Gueliz)

>>> Shopping in Marrakech

Where to receive a beauty treatment?

  • In the Medina: the baths of Marrakech, the baths of the Alhambra, the 5 elements
  • In Guéliz: Institute, nail and perfumery Naj nails, Nail salon Bollynails, Sublima Spa or the Riviera Spa. This is the place for you if you want to chill in the tranquillity of Morocco. You will have the privilege of enjoying the oriental relaxation treatments that make the country famous in its huge spa. Between massages with essential oils or argan oil of Essaouira, seaweed wrap, tonic or relaxing massages, hammam sessions and manicure and pedicure formulas.

Where to play golf?

  • Royal golf of Marrakech (18 holes) old route of ouarzazate - Km7
  • Atlas golf (9 holes + driving range + putting green) - route amizmiz Km4
  • Palmeraie Golf palace (18 holes + 9 holes + driving range + putting green) - Palmeraie
  • Golf of Amelkis (36 holes + driving range) - route Aït Ourir Km4
  • Samanah Golf Club (18 holes + driving range + putting green) - Route du Barrage Km15

>>> Rent a villa near a golf course in Morocco

Want to fly over Marrakech?

  • Helisud Morocco - helicopter through the air and VIP transport.
  • Ciel d'Afrique - Hot air balloon ride
  • Parachute air club from Marrakech - Parachute jumping
  • ULM Marrakech - Location ULM
  • Paragliding near the dam

>>> Activities in Marrakech

Where to swim?

  • The red beach - ourika road KM14
  • Nikki Beach - Palm Grove
  • Swimming pool Manzil La Tortue - Amerchich KM12
  • Oasiria, water park - road Amizmiz / Dam KM4
  • Aqua Park - Ourika Road KM18
  • Beldi country club, road of the dam KM6
  • The Arab house (shuttle to a swimming pool), bab doukkala district

Leisure and sport

  • Horse riding
  • ATV
  • Dromedary
  • Tennis
  • Paintball
  • Karting
  • Rafting / kayaking
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Billiards
  • Bowling
  • Jet ski
  • Quad
  • Recreation Park
  • Ski

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