Two new direct flights a week all summer from Nice to magical Marrakech

Air France is now offering two weekly direct flights from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport to the wonderous city of Marrakech, Morocco, where culture, food and fun can be had around every corner.  

If this summer finds you with itchy feet, Nice Airport is offering two extra direct flights to the exotic Moroccan city of Marrakech with Air France, making it more accessible than ever.  

From 7th July to 25th August, Air France is running a service to this remarkable city every Monday and Friday, adding to easyJet’s current schedule, which runs on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.  


Marrakech is a city filled with contrasts. From the neutral palette of the desert landscape to the brightly coloured hustle and bustle of the Medina, it is not describable in a word.  

The ancient part of town is a warren of narrow passageways and old world charms, whilst the newer side boasts luxury boutiques and modern commercial endeavours, as well as multiple cultural venues.  

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A fascinating shopping destination. Photo source: Abdelhamid Azoui, Unsplash

It is primarily a Muslim country, but the locals are used to Western tourists and fashion styles. That being said, it is advisable to be somewhat modest, as dressing too provocatively can garner unwanted attention.  

In general, the people are friendly and warm, though it is good to consider that in the souks, they show what canny businesspeople they are, and to Westerners, they can come across as pushy. This is simply a cultural difference, and should be appreciated as such, knowing that locals would never intentionally offend a guest.


There is so much to see and do in the Red City, but no trip would be complete without a trip to Jemaa-el-Fna, a World Heritage Site filled with stalls selling all kinds of beautiful wares, food kiosks and even snake charmers.  

Equally enticing is the Medina in the old city, another World Heritage Site, where the Koutoubia Mosque is located, the city’s largest and most spectacular. The souks are also a “can’t miss” with a vast selection of local products, rugs, spices, jewellery, clothes, trinkets and more. Just be prepared to bargain with the vendors over price, as this is customary and part of the experience.  

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent at the magnificent Jardin Majorelle invites visitors to walk around the French fashion designer’s former Moroccan home and grounds. Here, guests can soak up the beauty of the stunning landscape and cubist-style villa before heading into a retrospective journey into the life of the enigmatic designer.  

A visit to the stunning former home of Yves Saint Laurent should be high on your list. Photo source: Mehmet Ugur Turkyilmaz, Unsplash

The 850-year-old Palmeraie should also be on your list. It features over 100,000 trees, which serve not only as shade from the desert sun, but also provide products such as dates, palm oil and palm wine.   

This former imperial city also sits at the foot of the Atlas Mountain range, giving it striking views as well as amazing opportunities to hike, bike and even ski in the winter months.  

Views of the Atlas mountain range. Photo source: Paul Macallan, Unsplash


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