Majorelle gardens, palm trees and one thousand pleasures in Marrakech
When Yves Saint Laurent found out that he cruelly lacked inspiration and that he needed more colours and more ideas, he bought a riad in Marrakech and established there. Only in that peaceful town where luxury is a lifestyle and lifestyle is a pure aesthetic adventure could he finally find again the strength, peace and inspiration for his new collections. And it was indeed the success of his life. A vacation rental in Marrakech is ideal for your holiday especially if you choose one of the exclusive riad available for rent. There are also many residential apartments n Marrakech in the centre of the Medina, available for holiday rental if your budget does not allow you to book a riad.
Fascinating souks and stunning ancient mosques
Do not miss the visit of the Koutoubia Mosque, its 77 metres high Almohad style minaret is one of the symbols of Marrakech. Spend entire afternoons wandering around the Souks in the old Medina. In their narrow alleys full of small cubicle shops you can find everything you would ever imagine to buy and you can even get lost in this extraordinary commercial maze. Spices, carpets, all sort of textiles and woolen items, leather and raffia bags, jellabahs, babouches leather pearled shoes, kaftans, baskets, silver jewellery, the choice for your shopping is enormous and you will be bewitched by the atmosphere of the Medina environments. Rent a villa in Marrakech by the golf yard under palm trees and eternal Atlas mountains where snow never dies, there is no way you can get tired of this town which is full of fascination and mystery. All around the Souks you will smell the strong and pungent presence of the ancient Moroccan tanneries, pride and tradition of Marrakech. Since centuries now leather goods are produced, cut and coloured in Marrakech according to an old handcraft process. After a long day in the Souks shopping enjoy pureness and relax in a Moroccan Hammam or in a luxury spa.
The one thousand pleasures gardens of Marrakech
After all, one could describe Marrakech as a closed luxury and pleasures garden. Visit the gardens of La Mamounia palace offered by the sultan to his son Moulay Mamoun on his wedding celebration and enjoy an afternoon by its swimming pool where you will also find an incredible spa for a sheer moment of relax, body and soul. An evening dinner under the palm trees of the Mamounia garden will wait for you and you will just have to watch the night falling quietly on the roofs of the old town, do enter into the spirit of bewitching Marrakech. Visit the Palmeraie gardens and enjoy an afternoon tea in front of an art exhibition and discover Yves Saint Laurent jewel, the Majorelle gardens purchased by the French fashion genius together with his companion Pierre Bergé and redecorated into a mystical paradise of perfumes and beauty. It is indeed in the Majorelle gardens that Yves Saint Laurent ashes are buried and Marrakech dedicated to his memory one of its most important avenues. For your holiday in Marrakech forget about hotels and choose an apartment rental or a villa with swimming pool.
The Bahia Palace and gardens are one of the most stunning monuments in Marrakech. Built in year 1894 on a 8.000 square meters garden for Si Moussa, Vizir of the Sultan, this stunning palace is composed of 160 bedrooms each one of each was belonging to the concubines of the Vizir. The larger rooms were dedicated to the favourite of the harem and each one was duly fitted with splendid fountains and hammas where the concubines used to take baths and relax. You will love the privacy of your riad in Marrakech where the internal patios with fountains covered by coloured small tiles will remind you at any time of the day of the one thousand pleasures and nights of the Bahia Palace. End your day in front of a belly dance show, you will be surprised to discover that all Moroccan belly dancers have a very round and absolutely not flat belly, for once in life beauty and curvy, voluptuous sensuality go together here within a natural and obvious legitimization of flesh and desire. Admit it, sensuality fits so well to Marrakech. And of course to you.
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