One by one, the capitals of a kingdom with multiple dynasties—Rabat, Meknes, Fez and Marrakesh—cultivate architectural splendor and popular enthusiasm. Each of these ancient imperial cities has a different appearance and atmosphere, and all of them continue to fascinate the traveler. As you go from one city to the next, you’ll also discover the beauties of a unique country, from the Atlantic coast to its magnificent canyons and green valleys.
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Hotel and restaurant in town. In the heart of the Art Deco district of Casablanca, Le Doge is a gem of a hotel, where authenticity and sophistication are key. Legend has it that it was an Italian entrepreneur who gifted this little gem to his wife, who he met in Morocco. The building’s 30s architecture is carried through in the interior décor and the conservation of central period elements. Le Jasmine restaurant’s traditional Moroccan cuisine will delight all the senses. Much like the Petit Spa that offers treatments and rituals in the purest oriental tradition: steam baths with eucalyptus, argan oil massages and hammam all contribute to the relaxing well-being experience on offer in the heart of the ‘White City’. ... Learn moreless
Lashed by the tidal swells of the Atlantic where part of it juts out, Hassan II Mosque is sort of the symbol of Casablanca. Erected from 1986 to 1993, the mosque is an architectural masterpiece. It took 35,000 workers to make the design a reality, plus some 65,000 tons of reinforced concrete and marble...Read More less
Before becoming the capital of Morocco, Rabat was an imperial city, and some neighborhoods still bear witness to its rich past. Behind the monumental Udaya Gate hides the superb kasbah of the same name. Erected on the promontory overlooking the estuary, the fortress offers a beautiful walk between the...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in a vineyard. The first winery in North Africa to be listed as a château viticole for the quality of its wines, Château Roslane is also home to an intimate hotel encircled by luxuriant gardens. Blending contemporary decor with Spanish-Moorish architecture, the luminous rooms and suites are adorned with noble materials that invite complete relaxation. Each comes with a balcony or terrace overlooking the Middle Atlas Mountains, perfect for enjoying a breakfast replete with expansive views of vineyards and lavender fields. From the spa treatments featuring wine extracts to the entirely organic cuisine of the gourmet restaurant L’Oliveraie, the celebration of nature’s richness is Château Roslane’s true raison d’être. ... Learn moreless
A major figure in Moroccan history (17th century) who carried out the construction of the city's most beautiful monuments, Sultan Moulay Ismail raised Meknes to the rank of imperial city. Part of its sanctuary is now accessible to non-Muslims. After passing through a beautiful series of patios, the...Read More less
Not to be missed, the massive gate of Bab el-Mansur (Gate of the Renegade), located in front of el-Hedim Square, opens onto a magical and frenetic world. The main entrance to the imperial city of Meknes, the gate is the work of a Christian converted to Islam. On its upper part, it says in Arabic: "I...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in town. A subtle mix of Andalusian sumptuousness and Moroccan art de vivre, the Riad Fès reflects its prestigious past and the refined civilisation to which it belongs. This majestic palace is an authentic example of Hispanic-Moorish architecture, boasting four harmoniously styled patios, sculpted doors and zelliges on the walls, stucco arcades and marble basins. It offers panoramic views of the magical spectacle of the sun rising over the Fès Medina, and the Atlas mountains. Hammams and massages, fountains, smoking-rooms, sophisticated cuisine and a trendy lounge bar: this is a world where traditions and contemporary conveniences combine delightfully. ... Learn moreless
Created in 1994, the Festival of World Sacred Music in Fes is unmissable. Joan Baez, Patti Smith, Björk, Ben Harper, Paco de Lucia, Ravi Shankar, Barbara Hendricks and Salif Keita have all come to sing on one of the stages in the town. For overa week, between May and June, the performances continue between...Read More less
And what if the greatest pleasure of Fes was wandering and losing yourself in its medina? Founded in 808, this incredible labyrinth still stretches over 200 hectares. We can count around a hundred palaces and some 2,500 houses belonging to persons of note. In juxtaposition to these sumptuous palaces...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in town. Véronique and Pascal Beherec have used the best of Moroccan craftsmanship to decorate this palace, which is full of fine fabrics, sofas, and pillowcases embroidered with gold thread. The moment you arrive, you know you are in for a real treat. The private Riad suite has its own swimming pool and patio, and you can sip mint tea and nibble Moroccan delicacies. With a big garden and patios full of plants, a massage rooms and a Nuxe beauty salon, a restaurant that blends French, Mediterranean and Moroccan influences, a cigar cellar, and three pools, including two which are heated during the season and one on the roof overlooking the Koutoubia and the Atlas mountains, you will be left wondering what more you could wish for. ... Learn moreless
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Hotel and restaurant in town. Twenty minutes from the centre of Marrakech, discover Palais Ronsard, a haven of tranquillity in the heart of the city’s historic palm grove. Combining the charm of the Orient with colonial-inspired architecture, this hotel is built around two main pools surrounded by colonnaded galleries where you can stroll or enjoy your meals. Subtly designed by decorator Gil Dez, the twenty-two rooms and suites boast terraces and gardens that overlook a park where, among the century-old olive trees, roses and fountains, six private pavilions with swimming pools are also hidden. Whether it is dining in the heart of Ronsard Farm’s organic vegetable garden, relaxing in the hammam of the spa or discovering the wonders of the region, Palais Ronsard has a thousand and one surprises in store for you. ... Learn moreless
Beneath the famous 12th century Hispanic-Moorish minaret which was the model for Seville’s Giralda, the largest mosque in Marrakesh can hold nearly 20,000 worshippers. Only accessible by Muslims, you can nevertheless walk through the rich gardens and imagine the ancient souk that traded in manuscripts...Read More less
A place of spectacle where you will see at least two performances. By day, Jemâa el-Fna square is home to dried fruit vendors, barbers and shoe shiners. The square attracts fortune-tellers, jugglers, snake charmers, water vendors and henna artists, who share the space with the ephemeral food stalls that...Read More less
Between the Tadla Plain and the Middle Atlas Mountains lies the city of Béni Mellal where people live the good life. A famed landmark still dominates the skyline on the road to the imperial cities of Fez and Marrakesh: the rammed earth Berber casbah built in the 17th century. Another one of the city’s...Read More less
Telouet is a small village, the old fief of the Glaoui of Marrakech. Caravans passing by were required to give up rights of passage on the road to Marrakech. In ruins today, his old Kasbah reminds us of the rich history of the locale. Inside, the giant Bahia Palace, with its patios and gardens, remains...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.