Where we are
Riad Le Coq Fou
44, Derb Assabane – Marrakech Medina
Tel: +212 524 389839 – Housekeeper:
Riad Le Coq Berbère
37, Derb Assabane – Marrakech Medina
Tel: +212 524 384057
Housekeeper: BACHIR Tel. +212 666 410323
How to reach the Riad
We can organize, if you desire, the transfer from the airport to our guest house with our driver Mustafà ( air conditioned) for 15 € until for 4 persons (18€ until 7 persons).
If you come by yourself you have to arrive in Place Riad Laarouss (say to the taximen).
Then near the Pharmacie Populaire to take the street Riad Laarouss on foot and after 150 meters on your right you’ll find the Derb Assabane.
The Coq Fou is at n° 44, the Coq Berbère at n° 37.
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Transfer from Marrakech airport to riad (place RIAD LAAROUSS) till 4 persons 15€ (18€ during the night), from 5 persons 18€ (25€ during the night).
Transfer from Casablanca airport to Riad (with 7 seats air-conditioned mini bus) 110€ for the whole mini bus.
How to reach the Jem El Fna Square
The square , then. To reach it from the riad you have to get out of the alley and on the square, turn right onto the street Sidi Abdel Aziz . On your left , after about twenty yards , dairy Ouzoud, with the sign of the cow that laughs, where you can enjoy an excellent pistachio yogurt for less than a euro . Continue for about 200 meters you will come to a small square with some shops on the right cabinet makers .
You must go past the portal to the right, skirting the mausoleum of Sidi Abdel Azz , one of the patron saints of Marrakech 7 . And ‘ forbidden place for non-Muslims , but it is allowed to peek inside through the grates generally open . There is a small shop on the widening of African crafts among the best stocked in the medina. Continue following the road for a few hundred meters is covered by a wattle until you reach the junction with the road to the right for Dar El Bacha , the most important road of antique shops.
Pull straight and passed two small arches, you are on Rue de Mouassine .
Immediately to the left c ‘ is a Tuareg jewelry shop called Samadarmazanat , which has some antique pieces , and immediately after the tiny Galerie Le Coeur Blanc , with bricks cute and less trivial than those exposed to a little ‘ everywhere. Still a hundred yards to the left and you have the Cafe Arabe, an address among the most popular of the medina, in front of the bazaar qualec’è la Fontaine, with a wide selection of pottery , fountains , lanterns and wrought iron objects and the home they ship to Italy.
If you are interested in clothing, bags, necklaces , sandals and babouches that combine tradition and modernity, in the same store with 2 floors , you will find Aziz , the imaginative and likeable author of these articles . Continuing , the road before you get to the fountain Mouassine , is covered by a wooden slats . On the square , turn right, under another arch .
Here, if you are fond of old posters advertising tin , you will certainly attracted by a tiny shop that has in abundance .
The prices are high , but worth a try . From here on, turning left after about 20 meters . , You are in the heart of the souks and you begin to feel the breath of the square. You just have to follow the crowd. If you are among those who can not resist the temptation to just go home with a rug, we point out , among the many who find an address after you pass the kiosk of Fnaque Berbere , a library with the legendary ACR volumes of Orientalists . The shop is called Art Akhnif , at 6 Fhal chidmi Mouassine , and list it for fair prices , quality carpets and, last but not least, the availability and kindness of its owner, Mubarak, who will treat you even better if tell him you read about him on the site of our riad.