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Curfew lifted in Morocco

Curfew lifted in Morocco

Confirming the continued improvement of the health situation in Morocco, the government has announced the lifting of the curfew throughout the country as of this Wednesday 10 November 2021

09 November 2021 Read more
The Marrakech Museum of Decorative Arts

The Marrakech Museum of Decorative Arts

A brand new visitor attraction, the Museum of Decorative Arts (Musee des Arts de la Parure) has just opened in the historic Kasbah district of Marrakech.

09 November 2021 Read more
2021 Marathon des Sables

2021 Marathon des Sables

The 35th edition of the legendary Marathon des Sables took place last week. The famous desert race, which runs through the Moroccan Sahara, covers 155 miles (250 kilometres) over seven days, traversin...

20 October 2021 Read more
Rally of Morocco – an event open to trucks, cars and motorbikes

Rally of Morocco – an event open to trucks, cars and motorbikes

Covering more than 2,600 kilometres and challenging riders with over 1,600 kilometres of timed special stages, the 2021 edition of the Rallye du Maroc will be based around the Moroccan town of Zagora,...

18 October 2021 Read more
Marrakesh Marathon

Marrakesh Marathon

One of Morocco's major sporting events with an expected entry of 11,000 competitors from around the world, especially Europe, takes place on 30th January 2022 in the ideal 20+ degree temperatures of ...

04 September 2021 Read more
Hotel Review: Les Borjs de la Kasbah, Marrakesh in Morocco

Hotel Review: Les Borjs de la Kasbah, Marrakesh in Morocco

Marrakesh is a bustling, colourful storm of a city. Its central Djemaa-El-Fna square is filled with snake-charmers, story tellers, and bubbling cauldrons of food.

20 July 2021 Read more
Les Borjs de la Kasbah reopens July 15th

Les Borjs de la Kasbah reopens July 15th

The Directors of Les Borjs de la Kasbah have decided that their luxury hotel riad in the Marrakech kasbah will reopen on July 15th. 

15 June 2021 Read more
Morocco reopens its borders

Morocco reopens its borders

The government said yesterday that Moroccan airspace will be reopened on 15 June and that there will be no restrictions on those entering or leaving the country from countries on the government's 'A l...

14 June 2021 Read more
Events in Marrakech and elsewhere in Morocco during May

Events in Marrakech and elsewhere in Morocco during May

Long sunny days, with steadily rising temperatures, make the month of May one of the most popular times of year for visiting Marrakech and southern Morocco.

10 May 2021 Read more
April in Marrakech and Beyond

April in Marrakech and Beyond

Including the famousMarathon des Sables, motor racing, a jazz festival and a nomad gathering, the major sporting and cultural events of Marrakech provide a wealth of entertainment and excitement for a...

07 April 2021 Read more
Do Marrakesh Riads have swimming pool's?

Do Marrakesh Riads have swimming pool's?

No, as a general rule they don’t. Some riads do claim to have one but, in the large majority of such cases, it will turn out to be little more than an ornamental or plunge pool, as opposed to one th...

23 March 2021 Read more
TEN Good Reasons to Honeymoon in and around Marrakech

TEN Good Reasons to Honeymoon in and around Marrakech

If you’re researching options for an exotic honeymoon destination with a range of exciting and very affordable outdoor activities to choose from you need look no further than Morocco.

05 March 2021 Read more
Les Borjs in 35 seconds

Les Borjs in 35 seconds

In 2019 we made a number of short videos for our website, www.lesborjs.com, and one of these was adapted specifically for screening in cinemas in France.

05 March 2021 Read more
Why is the old city of Marrakech so famous? And what attracts today’s visitors?

Why is the old city of Marrakech so famous? And what attracts today’s visitors?

The reputation of Marrakech as a tourism destination par excellence is based largely on the city’s long history as the former capital of the country to which it lent its name.

04 February 2021 Read more
What is a hammam?

What is a hammam?

A hammam is a steam bath (the Arabic word 'hammam' means 'hot water'), a feature of north African societies since Roman times and refined centuries later by the Ottomans into the Turkish bath we know ...

26 January 2021 Read more
Riad or Hotel?

Riad or Hotel?

Riads vs Hotels in Marrakech, Morocco - the differences explained.

21 January 2021 Read more
What is a riad?

What is a riad?

What is a riad? Coming from the Arabic for ‘garden’, the word implies a courtyard house, square or rectangular, enclosing a central open space characterised, typically, by four flower beds with, p...

13 January 2021 Read more
FLIGHTS TO MOROCCO

FLIGHTS TO MOROCCO

FLIGHTS TO MOROCCO

17 December 2020 Read more
What's new at Les Borjs?

What's new at Les Borjs?

We have been learning new skills in the kitchen, reviewing our music playlists, redecorating and more besides.

14 December 2020 Read more
COVID news from Marrakech

COVID news from Marrakech

At the time of writing, the lockdown has officially been lifted, although certain essential restrictions to social behaviour still apply, as in most other countries. Included in these is a requirement...

14 December 2020 Read more