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  • Travels | Berber Lodge Marrakech, Morocco

    "Hidden between the olive trees, about 20 kilometers from Marrakech, in a tiny berber village called Oumnas, you will find a serene oasis, a paradise where you’ll be able to leave the busy and bustling city behind and ultimately come to rest.

    Pink walls made of clay from the garden, rooftops with palm and eucalyptus wood found in the area around. On one side it all feels authentic, with respect for the traditional Moroccan architecture, and on the other side it’s modern. Vintage finds are interspersed with design that easily mix with the Berber rugs and checkered tablecloths. Sounds a bit like a mishmash of styles but it all combines harmoniously.

    Architect Romain Michel-Meniere has already made name for himself by designing a few riads and properties like the stylish and eclectic Bab Ourika (definitely on my list for a next visit to Morocco). But now, in his own Berber Lodge, everything seems to come together. Nature, authenticity, serenity, style and old fashioned cosiness. You will feel right at home here and you’ll never want to leave again. I will be back here for sure. [...] " 

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    by Food obsessed Dutch photographer Sophia van den Hoek 

    Berber Lodge
    Douar Oumnes, Tamesloth, Marrakech
    Phone: 00 212 6 71 08 36 08

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    Tags: Morocco, Travels

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  • Berber Rugs: Boucherouite and Azilal

    Berber carpets are carpets hand-woven by the Berber autochthones in North Africa and the Sahara. The carpets come in traditional and modern designs, which are distinguished by different knotting patterns, dyes and fabric textures.

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  • Voyages | Riad Jaaneman - Marrakech, Morocco

    Au cœur de la Medina et ancrée dans le quartier historique de Dar el Bacha, cette demeure offre un oasis raffiné à deux pas des senteurs orientales, et des couleurs et des rythmes musicaux du Souk.

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  • Travels | Wedding in Marrakesh – Photos by Chloé Lapeyssonnie

    Bold Portrait & Wedding Photograph

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  • Travels | Fellah Hotel | Marrakech, Morocco

    Eco-friendly stay near Marrakech. 

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  • Travels | Eco lodge resort in the desert of Agafay, Morrocco: Terre des étoiles

    Only a few minutes away from beautiful and bustling Marrakech stand the arid lands of Agafay desert. From the edge the Wad N'Fiss river to the plains of Haouz, through the foothills of the Atlas towards Amizmiz, this desert unfolds its rocky lunar landscapes over several hundred hectares. This landscape from canyon through plains to stony hillocks offers a rich palette of contrasts.

    Inspired by the Berber tent of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert nomads, This eco lodge has imagined and created these lodges, made with basic materials, in order to combine comfort and charm. Between Berber tents and southern Africa lodges.

    Terre des Etoiles : Camp Lodge Agafay 

    Kms 25, Commune d’Agafay,
    Kaida d’Ait Imour
    Marrakech, Maroc
    Point GPS : N 31° 27″ 50 / W 08° 11″ 65

    Tél : + 212 (0) 6 61 59 11 50 
    GSM : + 212 (0) 6 61 59 11 50


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    Crédit photos : Boby et Fafou BRO, SAAD ALAMI, Sophie RAPP

    Tags: Morocco, Travels

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