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Le Paradis du Safran, Ourika

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Learn about the production of one of the world's most prized spices at Le Paradis du Safran. The owner, a Swiss woman, will take you on a tour around her saffron plantation, recounting her hardships during the first years of cultivation. In addition to the saffron, you'll see other plants and spices grown here, including flowers and fragrant herbs used to produce different oils. Cap off your visit by sipping on a cup of hot saffron tea. Using our world travel planner, Ourika attractions like Le Paradis du Safran can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Excellent experience in all senses. The place is very lovely and the host is extremely nice. On top of the journey there is also a foot spa. 
    Excellent experience in all senses. The place is very lovely and the host is extremely nice. On top of the journey there is also a foot spa.  more »
  • What a beautiful surprise!!! We were told about this lovely Farm-Garden-Park by readers of a magazine article, but when we arrived, we got welcomed so warmly by Christine, as if we had been friends... 
    What a beautiful surprise!!! We were told about this lovely Farm-Garden-Park by readers of a magazine article, but when we arrived, we got welcomed so warmly by Christine, as if we had been friends...  more »
  • Our time at Le Paradis du Safran was very enjoyable. Lunch was one of our favorite meals in Morocco. Berber bread with argon oil is amazing. Small but beautiful gardens. Looking forward to cooking... 
    Our time at Le Paradis du Safran was very enjoyable. Lunch was one of our favorite meals in Morocco. Berber bread with argon oil is amazing. Small but beautiful gardens. Looking forward to cooking...  more »
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  • This place lives up to its name and more. We were blown away by the innovation, the generosity and diversity of nature to be found in this place. The owner Christine was so welcoming. She found ways to turn the everyday and ordinary into excitement and curiosity. This is no ordinary attraction. During non-COVID times this place is very busy so be there early to have enough time to tour the place at your leisure. The tour takes around one hour's time in all. Important note: Despite repeated attempts by the owner to change the contact number on Google Maps, it always seems to revert to a mobile number with Tunisia country extension number. To call the correct Moroccan number, simply remove the 00216 from the number and replace with zero to call correctly. The number is a Moroccan mobile.
  • just spend a holiday in Marrakesh with my in laws. how much we all enjoyed spending the last moments of our trip in this paradise. It was the check out of our holiday since we needed to take the plane back to the Netherlands afterwards. It made us feel relaxed, in a good mood, not feeling as a day of traveling but holiday instead, and of course we felt nicely stuffed with delicious food for the rest of the day. The versatility and essence of Christine is shown in the holistic approach and the details; from the people who work at the saffran paradise being happy, the hard and daily work put into the soil, the intelligence in the irrigation, and fun and beautiful things and plants, trees, herbs allover the garden. when we visit again, we will definitely drop by
  • Excellent place to stop on a trip to the Atlas Mountains. Beautiful gardens and a restaurant with excellent food. Christine, the Swiss owner has done a fabulous job with this place, and has something of an inspirational story to share. Her contribution to the local community and economy is a standard any expat should aspire to! Highly recommended. Make the time for lunch!
  • This place is like heaven! My mom and I loved it. The food is super tasty and the owner with her staff are very welcoming! You can see that everything there has been done with much love and reflexion... and oh, the foot massage is one hell of an experience! :D
  • Please don’t be fooled. Spend your time and money on something more worthwhile. There is just this Suisse lady who holds a long monologue (clearly memorized by heart, with no spontaneity) about how she gave up her stressful life to start this saffraan farm and discover what is really important in life (another variation on the familiar theme). There are various plants mostly in pots. And, of course, you can buy her book.

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