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Relais & Châteaux Heure Bleue PalaisRead more

The Heure Bleue Palais in Essaouira is like a book with a thousand stories and impossible to describe. Come and discover for yourself the fabulous Heure Bleue Palais – experience exceptional hospitality and special moments in the unique environment of this Relais & Châteaux hotel, the world’s most famous hotel association.

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.


Essaouira: a historic cityRead more

Essaouira is a historic city, the picturesque port was fortified under Théodore Cornut, who originated from Vauban. Now the port is a buzzing tourist destination with never ending attractions: art, culture, festivals, beach, wellness, golf, water sports to name but a few.

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In the press

Find all press coverage about Heure Bleue Palais Essaouira. The last one but not the least : Vogue !

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

The Berbers of south-west Morocco are centuries ahead of us, having used Argan oil for generations as an integral part of local traditions in the preparation of food, cosmetic procedures and medicinal applications. Discover Essaouira's heritage with Heure Bleue Palais.

New flights to Essaouira

News about our beautiful ancient town on the Bay of Mogador are spreading – Essaouira, the city of the Alizés, never stops to charm tourists from around the world.

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Organic produce at Heure Bleue Palais

Head Chef Ahmed Handour pays meticulous attention to the provenance of produce used in the kitchens of Heure Bleue Palais, top quality and freshness are his main concerns and he is passionate about sourcing the exceptional.

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A prestigious award for Val d'Argan in Essaouira

The 2013 white cuvée of Val d'Argan Essaouira was awarded with the ‘2015 Decanter World Wine Awards’

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Golf Mogador inaugurates new course

Opened in 2009 in Essaouira, Golf Mogador features an 18-hole championship course that all fans of the sport and would-be golfers can discover. From Relais & Châteaux Heure Bleue Palais, it's easy to get to Golf Mogador, just 10 minutes from Essaouira’s Medina by car or taxi. Golf Mogador is a vast 580 ha and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, with a unique setting that guarantees a unique golfing experience.

Heure Bleue Palais receives the Welcome Trophy 2016

Each year the Welcome Trophy of “Relais et Châteaux” brand crown the most popular establishment for the quality of its welcome and its services. For 2016, it is Heure Bleue Palais Essaouira who received this award.


Barley infusion at Heure Bleue Palais

The big clock shows almost 5pm, the sun starts to set and temperature falls slowly. This is the perfect time for comfort, to reflect about the day and warm up over a cup of tea - this is a perfect time to be at Heure Bleue Palais...

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The sweetness of orange blossom

Orange blossom water is a tradition in Morocco. From the distillation of the flower of the orange tree named ‘bigaradier’, it allows the creation of gentle cosmetics and perfumes. 


Book honours lauded musician Abdessamad Amara

Have you heard the name Abdessamad Amara? If not, you’ll surely recognise the melodious notes of his lute. 


‘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. 


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.


Seasonal recipes from Heure Bleue Palais

Every season offers distinctive culinary pleasures… and this spring, Heure Bleue Palais invites you to discover Chef Ahmed Handour’s recipe for octopus with rosemary, honey & sherry vinaigrette.


Flavours of Moroccan olive oil

At Heure Bleue Palais, we love to take our guests on a journey of discovery of Moroccan ingredients and their inimitable flavours – very much cherished by our headchef Ahmed Handour. One of our favourite products that can instantly transport you on a voyage through Morocco is our olive oil.


Heure Bleue Palais and festive Ramadan – a special offer for a special time

The month of Ramadan approaches ... If you haven’t organised your next holiday, why not come to Essaouira and discover the significance of this deeply meaningful tradition by joining the celebrations with a special Ramadan offer at Heure Bleue Palais?

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