Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Marrakech Day 2: Gardens, Guéliz and Guardian Lantern Carriers...

A morning spent walking the Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé's garden. 

Then onto Guéliz for lunch - here there are a variety of European shops, cafes and bars, including Le Grand Café de la Poste. 

Then back to the peaceful haven of our riad hotel, Les Jardins de la Medina where we indulged on mint tea and delicious cocktails...

Then we spent the evening at Le Foundouk, where lantern carriers meet you to take you to the secluded restaurant, with three floors. 

Make sure you get a taxi to the meeting point (taxi driver will know where this is) and then a guide in a fez with a lantern will come to guide you to the restaurant as the neighbourhood is a bit dodgy.

The restaurant is on threee levels - definitely go for the outdoor roof terrace if you can, it is very atmospheric at night. 

Reasonably priced and good food. The experience has been cleverly mastered; the waiters give you scrolls (menus) to open up and look at. The restaurant caters for all tastes with a variety of Moroccan and French dishes, so something for everyone.

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