Riad Monceau’s blog

Advices & adresses for a great stay in Marrakech

The Riad Monceau in the media

TV shows, documentaries, magazine articles, … Le Riad Monceau is regularly highlighted in the media, as a Marrakech renowned boutique hotel or leading Moroccan gourmet restaurant, as a famous Moroccan cooking school or else as Isabelle Aubry’s property, the French designer – owner of the Riad Monceau -being famous for her works –  impressive contemporary  tapestries  inspired by traditional Moroccan mosaics – that are regularly exhibited in major fine art galleries in Morocco. We will certainly keep you informed here of our current media news to allow you to follow us in our various activities. Of course you can also follow us on Facebook and YouTube that are directly accessible on the right side of your screen. Just click on the “I Love” button to automatically join us on Facebook which will allow you to hear from us…

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Your honey-moon in Marrakech !

Just like Venice Marrakech is an ideal destination for honeymoons and, by the time, Le Riad Monceau boutique hotel has become a must-stay place that many honeymooners choose for its romantic surroundings, its welcoming and friendly staff, and some of its exclusive services such as a private Jacuzzi in the famous “Pasha Suite.” Considered also as one of the most romantic restaurants of Marrakech, Restaurant  Riad Monceau has become a must-eat place where to live very special moments like proposals as well as for unforgettable romantic dinners. Having become – a little in spite of ourselves (!) – king of honeymoon specialists in Marrakech, we propose to share with you our experience in this matter which – we hope – will help you to make your stay the…

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Must Sees & Dos

Visits, tours, treks, balloon trips, skiing (yes, skiing!), golf, … there’s no lack in activities in Marrakech and, whatever your desires, it is likely that you will find something here to satisfy them. We will offer you some ideas in this section that – we hope – will contribute to help you make your selection and ideally compose your stay in Marrakech. Please note that the desk of the hotel is able to arrange for you most of the activities – starting, of course, with the classic excursions – and it is generally not necessary to book them in advance.…

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Shopping in Marrakech

Though it does not seek to compete with large cities such as London or Paris, Marrakech is a city that is still attractive in many ways and it is not uncommon to leave it the arms – and luggage – full of multiple purchases. Of course Morocco has always been famous for its handicrafts but Marrakech has changed a lot within the last few years and, beside the basic local workshops, you can now find here luxury shops, stores and even designer workshops where artists of great talent combine the most contemporary vision and ancestral know-how to produce some really – and unique – interesting pieces. We intend to share with you in this topic some of our favorite places,  in the medina (old quarter), Guéliz (modern city) as well as in Sidi Ghanem, the…

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Marrakech stay

Le Riad Monceau has only 7 rooms and therefore it happens very often that we are not able to respond positively to requests for reservations that we receive, especially through the official booking engine available for our customers on this web site. So it seemed useful and appropriate to offer in this section a selection of nice addresses, of quality and standing comparable to the Riad Monceau’s. From our own experience, these hotels are the best boutiques in Marrakech. And as a stay of one week or more can be the opportunity to discover different aspects of this multifaceted country that is Morocco, we’ll also offer you a selection of charming hotels in other cities – Essaouira and Oualidia in particular – to give you the opportunity to complete your stay at the Riad Monceau in a luxury iodine  getaway by the ocean. This of course, without forgetting the city of Fez, an essential step of a…

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Where-to-eat in Marrakech

Moroccan gastronomy is very rich – and exciting in many ways – and Restaurant Riad Monceau is proud to be one of the leading ambassadors of this millenary cuisine in Marrakech. However, whatever the qualities of this wonderful food, it can happen of course that after a few days in Morocco, some of our visitors feel the need to take a break in their brand new culinary habits made of tagines, couscous and pastilles ! We believe therefore useful to offer here our guests a selection of good foreign restaurants covering all or most of world cuisines – Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, … enough to travel far beyond the borders of Morocco … without leaving the city !

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Moroccan gastronomy

The Moroccan gastronomy is reputed to be one of the best in the world and Rachida Sahnoune, chef of Restaurant Riad Monceau is certainly one of its best ambassadors. She will share here with you some of her best Moroccan recipes and explain how to make them. Recipes of tajines, pastilles, couscous, Moroccan salads… many specialties that have made the reputation of Restaurant Riad Monceau and that we are going to teach you here. You can of course come to learn and experiment directly “on site” during a stay in Marrakech by joining one of the Moroccan cooking classes that are held each morning in the kitchen of Restaurant Riad Monceau (note: only 4 to 5 participants are admitted per set so it is highly recommended to make reservations well in advance). In case you are interested in Moroccan cuisine and…

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