Guide and practical information :
- What is a riad ?
This is a Moroccan house, closed off and fully organized around a large open patio, or even several successive patios, planted trees and embellished with a water fountain or in the form of basin providing an aspect of garden. These traditional houses in the medina are many major cities of Morocco.
- Formalities to come from abroad ?
A passport with a validity date at least 6 months is necessary to come to Morocco (with the possible exception of some trips organized by travel agencies).
- How to find tickets ?
Many companies operate regular and now Lowcost flights to Morocco at the start of the main French and European cities such as Paris, Marseille, Nantes, Lyon, London, Brussels, Geneva, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin … span> Compare prices to find a flight at the best price through our Flights section
- What are the main areas ?
The town consists of several parts:
The medina, which is the old city inside the walls. This is where are located most of the guesthouses and the famous Jamaa El Fna span> and the main momuments historic city.
Guéliz, the “new town”, initiated at the time of the French occupation is now spreading to the ramparts of the Medina and includes most of the places to go out (cafés and trendy bars, trendy restaurants, shops. ..).
Wintering is a residential area “chic” between Guéliz and Medina where there are villas and luxury hotels in a very quiet and pleasant.
La Palmeraie is outside the city walls opposite Guéliz. This area has been a strong real estate development and home to many resorts hotel or private property in a quiet luxury of their large gardens and swimming pools and four golf courses: Royal Golf, Golf Amelkis, the Atlas Golf Palmeraie Golf Palace and span>.
Sidi Ghanem, a former industrial area where many designers are installed, showrooms and galleries in recent years.
- What are the key places to visit ?
LThe red city is a place of culture with world-famous monuments, including:
Place Djemaa el Fna span>, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO span> next to the Koutoubia Mosque span>, with its inimitable atmosphere, its storytellers, snake charmers, dancers, musicians, and entertainment of all kinds.
The souks, traditional markets which extend around the Place Jamaa el Fna span>, composed of a multitude of shops selling items of Moroccan craftsmanship.
The ancient palaces turned into museums like the Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said the span> or the Madrasa Ben Youssef, a former Koranic school with exceptional architecture.
Les Jardins Majorelle span>, created in 1931 by the painter Jacques Majorelle in 1980 and owned by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé.