The souks of Marrakech
Shopping in the souks
Marrakech is a historical centre of trade and commerce by caravan in Morocco. The souks of the medina of Marrakech are a veritable labyrinth of stalls and craft workshops, organised by district and by trade and grouping together more than 2600 Moroccan craftsmen for some twenty corporations.
The main souk extends in the centre of the medina, from the north of the famous Jemaa el-Fna square to the Medersa Ben Youssef. The central alleys that cross the souks are reserved for the sales stalls originally supplied by the craftsmen who work in the adjacent alleys. Life is bustling in the souks of Marrakech...
4x4 desert excursions near Marrakech
A 4x4 adventure in the desert
A holiday in Marrakech is rarely just about visiting the city. Many people are also looking for more intense and sporting activities. The desert that surrounds the city lends itself very well to this kind of activity!
To really appreciate the desert, there is nothing better than renting a 4X4 and going on a desert excursion. You will then have a lot of thrills. It is quite possible to stay in the vicinity of Marrakech. Thanks to our carefully selected partners, Riad Eloise will be able to help you organise your excursion...
Spa, Hammam, Massages, ... Treatments in Marrakech
Taking care of yourself
A visit to the hammam is one of the authentic cultural experiences for those who travel to Morocco, as real as the souks and medinas. The hammam provides total well-being for both body and mind.
Massages with essential oils have been practiced since antiquity. Because they combine the benefits of massages themselves with the benefits of essential oils, they provide relaxation, toning, relief, immune protection and pleasure. Combined with argan oil, they will add softness to your skin.
Riad Eloise will help you select the best establishment in Marrakech.
Next to the Ben-Youssef medersa, the Marrakech museum is housed in the Dar M'Nehbi palace, one of the most beautiful from the late 19th century. It hosts temporary exhibitions of contemporary art alternating with more traditional art.
A visit to the Marrakech museum allows you to discover what a palace of the past century looked like, don't miss its large courtyard decorated with fountains, niches, alcoves and arches, the superb tadelakt walls and covered with zelliges.
Jemaa El Fna Square
Discover Jemaa El Fna Square
This traditional, popular and lively place attracts more than a million visitors a year and the "cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna Square" was registered as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO in 2001. A veritable court of miracles, at the gateway to the souks of Marrakech, close to the Koutoubia mosque and the royal palace, this square is one of the main traditional and historical attractions of tourism in Morocco.
It is animated by an important popular life from the end of the afternoon until the call to prayer at dawn. Around 5pm, many fairground vendors, street vendors and street artists set up their many street restaurants and attractions and the square quickly becomes crowded with a festive family atmosphere.
Essaouira is a port city located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. This fortified city will seduce you with its architecture and its Medina, its unique colours, and the particular and authentic atmosphere that reigns there. The originality and charm of this place make Essaouira a charming and bewitching place.
Visit Essaouira to experience the original atmosphere, eat sardines in the harbour, take a walk in the medina, ... and why not take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean.