In a pleasant contrast to busy city life, a peaceful and serene atmosphere reigns as soon as you set foot inside the Riad. Les Clos des Arts becomes the perfect escape from the madness of the Medina of Marrakesh.
The hosts of the house welcome their guests with warmth, care and attention to provide them a wonderful experience in a friendly atmosphere. The decor is understated and tasteful, with small, thoughtful, touches throughout the house. You will notice the scent of orange blossoms, fresh flowers in the rooms and in several corners of the house. You will hear the relaxing sound of gushing fountains and the harmonious notes of relaxing background music. The house surrounds two peaceful inner courtyards with mandarin and palm trees and offers several relaxing corners, alcoves and a fireplace. Breakfast is served on the roof terrace which offers a small plunge pool, sun beds and a shaded lounge. Even when not in your room, guests still enjoy a wonderful sense of calm and seclusion. The house is provides daily housekeeping, kitchen and table service, as well as assistance to guests.
5 nights accommodation, based on double occupancy (single supplement 150 euros, based upon request)
5 healthy dinners
4 cooking workshops (as per description below)
1 wine tasting and pairing workshop
5 1hr yoga lessons
1 excusrsion with chef or hotel owner to the spice and food markets
5 days tourist tax
transfers to and from the airport
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A few good words to know in Amazigh languages for your trip.
- Thank you: azul flak (Said to one person) or azul flawn (to many people) although It is not used by the majority, more used are salam,salam alaicom, akkiaawn rabbi agma (may God help you brother) etc.
- Thank you: tanmmirt nak or tanmmirt nrabbi (Allah yirham lwalidin) may God have mercy on your parents is more common and is an Arabie expression.
- You’re welcome: assourf, walo makhef, we also say marhaba
- Good bye: artufat, Allah ihannikon, abrid n ighudayn (Nice trip or safe road) though everybody would say bessalam or Allah yisahal (may God make It easy)
- Please: ir astoufit (you’ll hear as well aafak coming from the arabic word aafwan)
- Can you help me?: gad affous (give a hand) or aawnyi irabbi (help me for god’s sake)
- I am sorry: samhiyi (we use ssurfi to mean the same)
- Excuse me: ssurfi, ssurfid
- Nice to meet you: s waddour tusnank,
- My name is …..: nikki gikh ……,or isminou …….
- 1 yan
- 2 sin
- 3 krad
- 4 koz
- 5 smous
- 6 sdis
- 7 sa
- 8 tam
- 9 tza
- 10 mraw
- These are just a few words that can help you make your way in places where Tashelheit are spoken. I’ve found that Berber women (especially those over 40) rarely speak more than a few words in Arabic and usually speak no French. Being able to at least give a greeting and say a few words has gone a long way in breaking the ice