Agdal Gardens and Menara Gardens are ancient green expanses rather than formal flower gardens, each with a central irrigation bassin and groves of olive trees. Both gardens are popular picnic spots. The Majorelle Gardens, Created by French artist Jacques Majorelle, are tropically lush with flowers, palms, cactus, and bamboo. The artist’s original studio is now an Islamic art museum.
The white-washed village of Essaouira is celebrated for brightly-coloured doors, window shutters and fish carts, all in vivid shades of blue. This Atlantic coastal resort, with its ancient harbour and Portuguese forts, sea food restaurants, medina and thuja-wood craftsmen, is just a two-hour drive from Marrakech.
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