Archive for the ‘Shopping Marrakech’ Category

New Yves Saint Laurent Museum Marrakech

miércoles, octubre 25th, 2017

Coinciding with the opening this autumn of the ‘Musée Yves Saint Laurent’ in Paris, located in the former fashion house and current headquarters of the ‘Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent’, the inauguration of the new ‘Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech’ takes place in October 2017.

Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech

 Dedicated to the work of the eponymous French fashion designer, the museum will house an important selection from the unique collection of the ‘Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent Foundation’ comprising 5,000 items of clothing and 15,000 haute couture accessories as well as tens of thousands of sketches and assorted objects, all currently archived in Paris.

Situated on Rue Yves Saint Laurent, adjacent to the famous Jardin Majorelle, a major tourist attraction in Marrakech with some 700,000 visitors annually, the purpose-built museum spans over 4,000 m² of which some 400 m² is a permanent exhibition space showcasing Yves Saint Laurent’s work; there is also a 130-seat auditorium, a bookshop, café-restaurant with terrace and research library housing 5,000 books.

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Marrakech City Centre – Top 6 Things to Do

sábado, abril 1st, 2017

1. Jemaa el Fna – the focal point of Marrakech and Africa’s largest square, this UNESCO world heritage site is the vibrant heart of the city attracting street entertainers, hawkers and snake charmers, apothecaries, jugglers, musicians and orange sellers. There’s always something going on here, every day, but the place really comes alive at night when much of the square is transformed into a huge al fresco diner.

Marrakech City Centre

2. Souks – Marrakech is renowned for its souks and in the narrow alleyways of this extensive covered market you’ll find everything from herbs and spices to hand-carved wooden ornaments, from traditional Berber clothing to soaps and medicines, beautifully crafted traditional leather goods and jewellery. Each trade has its own area within the market, metalworking, weaving and fabrics, leather goods, carpets, jewellery and woodwork as well, of course, as open spaces selling fresh fruit and vegetables. Even if you’re not planning to buy you’ll find that exploring the souks is an unforgettable and tempting experience.

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(English) Christmas Shopping in Marrakech

martes, noviembre 1st, 2016

(English) December in Marrakech – dates for your diary

miércoles, septiembre 28th, 2016

(English) Sidi Ghanem, an Unexpected Treasure Trove

lunes, junio 6th, 2016

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(English) New Year 2015 in Marrakech at Les Borjs de la Kasbah

jueves, octubre 8th, 2015

(English) Exploring the Marrakech Souks

miércoles, abril 22nd, 2015

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(English) Exchange Rates Favour Morocco

jueves, abril 10th, 2014

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(English) The Place Jemaa El Fna

lunes, febrero 10th, 2014

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(English) How to barter in Marrakech

domingo, junio 16th, 2013

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