Welcome Trophy 2016Read more

The prestigious international hotel association Relais & Châteaux annually recognises just a few of their member hotels for out-of-the-ordinary achievements. The much sought-after Welcome Trophy is awarded for consistently high standards concerning welcome and service.
For the year 2016 this prestigious trophy is destined for Heure Bleue Palais in Essaouira, Morocco.

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The Gnaoua World Music Festival

Meet the Gnaoua from 29th of June until 2nd of July 2017.

The Oriental Hammam ritual

Discover the Oriental Hammam at Heure Bleue Palais

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Local Essaouiran products: Argan oil

Veritable local product from the Essaouira region, Argan oil and the practises and ancient know-how concerning the Argan tree were recently integrated into UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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‘All about Argan’ menu

At Heure Bleue Palais we have great respect for all things local: our Head Chef Ahmed Handour is passionate about Moroccan gastronomy and loves nothing more than to showcase the excellent Moroccan produce, including the region’s famous Argan oil.

Argan oil : sucessful story

Essaouira local culture and history. The oil extracted from the nuts of the Argan tree is best known in the world of cosmetics for its skin nourishing and softening properties.  

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The weekly souks in & around Essaouira

The team at Heure Bleue Palais wants to reiterate that traditional Sunday morning markets are happening in Morocco as well as in France. 

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Discover Moroccan pancakes at Heure Bleue Palais

Our Chef loves to showcase the culinary wealth of his native country and pay homage to time honoured traditions – and while most associate Moroccan gastronomy with tagines or couscous, pancakes are very much a part of our culinary custom and utterly delicious.

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Essaouira in a different way

Let's chose Essaouira for your next trip ! We give you 12 reasons to not regreat your choice !    

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72 hours at Heure Bleue Palais

You’ve been told that 3 days are plenty of time to visit Essaouira, and have accordingly booked a long weekend at Heure Bleue Palais.  Time is of the essence, so here our suggestion for a fabulous  schedule – making sure that you’ll not miss a thing in our glorious ‘blue city’ and still have time to relax and to enjoy our charming riad.  

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Must-eats in Essaouira

If a ‘must-do’ list for Essaouira includes a tour of the ancient Medina or a stroll around the picturesque working harbour, our ‘must-eat’ list cannot be complete without the discovery of recipes and gourmet specialities at Heure Bleue.

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Springtime arts & culture in Essaouira

Can the words ‘spring’ and ‘culture’ ever rhyme? The concierge team at Heure Bleue wouldn’t hesitate to say a resounding yes! 

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Weekend gourmet enjoyment

The team at Heure Bleue Palais are always delighted to assist our guests in their discovery of Essaouira’s fascinating traditions – and now with the new ‘gourmet weekend’ at Heure Bleue, visitors can encounter Moroccan gastronomy too!

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The Amazigh route

Discovering the Haha country>>

Heure Bleue Palais invites to a trip on ‘the Amazigh route’ with our Berber guide Miloud.

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Essaouira’s Heure Bleue Palais taps into the produce of the moment>>

Discover Essaouira's heritage with Heure Bleue Palais.

The wines of Heure Bleue Palais

The wines of Heure Bleue Palais & vineyard Val d'Argan>>

Heure Bleue Palais invites you to a totally unique and exclusive experience at the home and heart of the Domaine Val d'Argan.

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Introduction to Berber couscous>>

Learn how to prepare this authentic couscous dish step by step with a Moroccan cook and our Chef Ahmed Handour.