Tag Archives: Events in Marrakech

Saffron harvest on organic farm near Marrakesh

Extracting saffron Marrakech

Learn all about growing and harvesting saffron – the most expensive spice in the world.

Harvesting takes place through the month of November – take advantage of our 20% discount offer on our lovely suites in Riad Sapphire and Spa and enjoy some warm, sunny weather.

Have an interesting day out on an organic farm at the Paradis du Safran

Owner Saffron farm Marrakech

Selman Hotel Marrakech Matisse Art Gallery art exhibition

Art exhibition Marrakech Regards Orientalistes Selman Hotel

Regards Orientalists – art exhibition in Marrakech

Between December 26th and January 5th, 2015, art exhibition being held at the prestigious Hotel Selman just outside Marrakech.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Selman Hotel and the Matisse Art Gallery with the theme “Regards Orientalistes” .

Selman Hotel is at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, a palace with gardens and beautiful design by Jacques Garcia and built by the best artisans. It also boasts a stable of gorgeous Arabian horses.

Worth a trip to visit.

Km 5, Route d’Amizmis

Route du Barrage

Takerkouste

+212 524 45 96 00

email: info@selman-marrakech.com

Link to Selman Facebook

Matisse Art Gallery

+212 5244-48326

61 Rue de Yougoslavie, N° 43 Passage Ghandouri, Marrakesh, Morocco

+212 5244-48326

Friendly Marrakech

main square jemaa el fna marrakesh night

Most people who visit Marrakech find the locals extremely friendly. One woman has taken this theme of hospitality and has turned it on its head with a blog-post called ‘how to make friends with Marrakech.’ In the blog, called Adventures of Venus (which focuses on ‘travel stories, yarns and musings…’), she describes, amongst other things, how to shop and what to eat when (inevitably) become ‘Tagined out.’

Reading this blog is a bit like listening to a friend return with a hundred and one memories from a recent trip. The blog has a great insidery feel to it.

We also like this sage advice: ‘go to the Henna Cafe, which is a community project providing professional clean Henna tattoos by local women with 100% of profits going to those in need in Marrakech. The Henna Café charity was set up in2011 by four UK business people who wanted to give back to Morocco and Marrakech. It’s good to give back!’

We also agree heartily with this tip: ‘Change is hard to come by, when you get some hoard it for when you need it. Keep small coins and bills (Dh5 and under) for change and tips.’ Great advice!

Read the blog, here: http://venusadventures.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/how-to-become-friends-with-marrakech/

 

 

Marrakech Atlas Etape – cycling in Morocco

Etape cycling tour in Morocco Marrakesh

Never mind the classic European cycling climbs of the Alps and the Pyrenees, there are plenty of other mountainous areas to get stuck in to before the summer months.

After the triumph of the first Marrakech Atlas Etape in 2013, registration is now open for cyclists who wish to join in 2014.

Cycling seems to be all the rage in Morocco and the Marrakech Atlas Etape is one of the toughest challenges. The full route is an eye-watering 140km but there are other options too. There’s also a 60km option, with just 360m of climbing.

It’s inevitable that 2014 will prove just as popular as last year given that the route not only provides participants with a truly memorable experience, but also raises vital funds for the worthy charity Education For All (EFA).

This Moroccan-based charity, which was founded in 2007, helps to educate under-privileged young girls in the Atlas Mountains.

Their motto is “We may not individually be able to change the world but we can help to make a difference to a person’s life and indirectly many more.”

The event will take place on Sunday 27 April 2014. You can find out more or register here: www.marrakech-atlas-etape.com

Keep on running – marathon in Marrakesh

Marrakesh marathon

Every year, more than 6000 runners from all over the world descend on Marrakech to compete in one of the fastest international marathon circuits in the world. January in Marrakech is mild and sunny, offering optimum conditions for runners as well as avenues lined with palm, olive and orange trees.

Under High Patronage of its Majesty the King Mohammed VI, the International Marathon of Marrakesh will take place next year on January 26th 2014. The first ever International Marathon of Marrakesh took place in 1987 when French runner Jacques Boxberger won the men’s race. The inaugural race was especially memorable as the women’s race was won by Moroccan Nadia Colombero who was only 14 years old at the time and whose win made her one of the youngest ever winners of an international marathon.

www.marathon-marrakech.com

Pop-up at Le Jardin, restaurant in Marrakesh

Shopping in Marrakech, restaurant Le Jardin

As one of the world’s best shopping destinations, it’s no wonder that Marrakech has jumped on the worldwide pop-up shop craze. One of the best to keep an eye on is the one held at the restaurant Le Jardin.

Pop Up Shop occasionally takes over the first floor of Le Jardin in Souk El Jeld and the next one is coming right up between the 30th of November to the 1st of December.

So, if you’re planning on picking up a designer leather bag or clutch with a difference (beaded tassels, snakeskin) or a unique kaftan style dress, you ought to pencil in the date right away! As well as ample style and inspiration there will also be books, food and homewares.

1st Floor Le Jardin, 32 Souk El Jeld, Sidi Abdelaziz. Also, keep up with Norya’s FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/noryaayron

Ministry of Taste

Ministero del Gusto Marrakech Design riad Italian Modern Art Former style editor, Alessandra Lippini of Italian Vogue and her partner, Fabrizio Bizzarri, have to be one of the most stylish couples in Marrakech. It’s true that there are quite a few concept shops now in the city, but this fabulously fashionable pair kick-started the trend several years ago and their emporium-cum-gallery, Ministero Del Gusto, is an inspirational and good looking space.

Racks of carefully chosen vintage couture clothes stand alongside designer wooden furniture, bas reliefs and trinkets that have been sourced from all around the world. The space is also a hive of creativity and a few times a year the couple put on an art exhibition or a musical gathering, a taster of their art and design school which they have created along with Italian architect Sergio Calatroni located out in Tahanaoute (20km or so away). Make an appointment if you can, but impromptu visits are also welcomed.

http://www.ministerodelgusto.com

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Art de Vivre Exhibition Marrakech March 27 to 31 2013

Art+de+Vivre+Marrakech

This year’s exhibition takes place in Marrakech at the Palais des Congres from March 27th to 31st, 2013. Here you will find new designs in home decor, furnishings, bed linens, garden furniture, and artwork.  Natural beauty products and wellness products made in Morocco are also exhibited here and available for purchase.

Art de Vivre exhibition Marrakech

The exhibition is a trade show for hotels in Marrakech, importers, exporters, designers, architects, etc. but it is also open to the public – and many foreigners love looking around the exhibits to get ideas for their home. Marrakech is a great meeting place for designers and craftsmen – a marriage that has led to many exciting new high-quality products that blend modernity with tradition.

For more information: http://www.artdevivremaroc.com/

Upcoming Event: Marrakech Car Rally

car rally MarrakechUpcoming event in Marrakech, Morocco

Do you love car rallies?

If so, you will definitely interested in this event Maroc Classis www.rallye-maroc-classic.com from March 17 to 24.

Organized for the 19th consecutive year, the Rally Maroc Classic / The Road of the Heart is a “must rendez-vous” for the international classic and prestige GT cars amateurs.

A second rally for women is being held from March 17 to 31. It’s called Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles, www.rallyeaichadesgazelles.com The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is a human adventure that is one of a kind – it is the only Rallye Raid for women only. The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is developing a new vision of automobile competition: no speed and no GPS, just old-fashioned navigation, completely off-road.

Source: magazine Voix de #Marrakech – #Marrakech Voice, Issue 1, March/April 2012