Blue Sea Le Printemps Hotel, Gueliz, Marrakech

The Blue Sea Le Printemps Hotel is located in Gueliz, modern area of Marrakech. It was built in 2014, with modern facilities and beautiful decor. There are 114 bright rooms spread over five floors. The rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV and a minibar. The hotel has a pool, a lounge bar with live music concerts in the evening, a terrace, a restaurant with dishes of Moroccan and international cuisine, a snack bar, free wi-fi in common areas, private parking free, spa and safe (fee). There are many shops and restaurants nearby as well.

Tips

The hotel is very well placed and you can reach the main attractions on foot or by taxi, as the Jemaa el Fna square, with the Koutoubia Mosque and the Majorelle Gardens. The spa offers several treatments, ask at the reception for details and prices.

Bahia Palace, Marrakech, Morocco

Bahia Palace is a palace of century XIXᵉ of eight hectares in Marrakech, Morocco. It is a masterpiece of Moroccan architecture, one of the major monuments of cultural heritage. It was built southeast of the medina of Marrakech between 1866 and 1867. It was built for Si Moussa, chamberlain of Sultan Hassan 1st of Morocco, at his death, his son, Ahmed Ben Moussa, had enlarged the southern part his father’s palace by the successive acquisition and glitzy development of large sets of neighboring houses. The palace takes its name from his favorite mistress, Bahia. From 1912, General Lyautey, Marshal of France, used it as his personal residence as well as the residence of French officers by adding chimneys, heating and electricity. It has about 150 lavishly decorated rooms. There are marble, wood paintings, stained glass windows, many patios and gardens with orange trees, banana trees, cypresses, hibiscus and jasmine. The Moroccan royal family of King Mohammed VI sometimes stay there in a large private party not open to the public.

Tips

The palace is open to visitors, at your visit ask for information because you can also attend concerts of Arab-Andalusian music and art exhibitions.
You can also ask for a guide to accompany you and tell the whole story which is very interesting.

Taliouine, Taroudant, Souss-Massa, Morocco

Taliouine is a Berber town in the province of Taroudant, in Morocco, in the region of Souss-Massa; region of rural populations of the Anti-Atlas. The village is a large producer of saffron and its production is very important. There is a local cooperative where you can buy the red gold directly, as they name it. Since 2007, there is the International Safran Festival which helps to promote this production every year.

Tips

If you visit the area you will find sellers of saffron next to fields and you will have the opportunity to walk on the fields, drink saffron tea and of course, buy fresh saffron directly from the producer.

This year’s international festival will be held from October, 20th to November, 15th 2017.