During the day, brush up on your history as you visit the lavish 16th-century Saadian Tombs, the late 19th-century Bahia Palace, the large 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, made of striking red brick and sandstone, and the Dar Si Saïd Museum, which will help you appreciate all the Moroccan arts you encounter on your trip, from jewelry and pottery to leatherwork and carpets. But in the evening, it’s time to pay a visit to the lively main square, Djemaa El-Fna. There are numerous souks where you can find just about anything you’d want to buy. Here you’ll also find endless entertainment: acrobats, musicians, tattoo artists, and more. And of course, plenty of delicious food!

The Majorelle Garden

The Majorelle Garden, This enchanting spot, a symphony of light and color, filled with exotic flowers and plant life and alive with birdsong and the murmur of fountains, was created by the French painter Jacques Majorelle, who came to live in Marrakech in 1922. The artist painted the walls of his Art Deco villa and garden a vibrant and luminescent ultramarine. Set as it is in the heart of an ochre red city, his blue garden certainly raises a few eyebrows – it is, however, the blue of Marrakchi skies! The property now belongs to the Pierre Bergé- Yves Saint-Laurent Foundation, and houses a museum of Islamic art, along with the ashes of the famous couturier himself.