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Le Paradis du Safran, Ourika

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#11 of 28 in Parks in Marrakech-Safi
Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • 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 »
  • This small saffron farm truly is a paradise, a relaxing and restorative break from the hustle of the cities, a destination worth the trip (45 minutes from Marrakech) for its beauty alone. Everything....  more »
  • Visited as part of a food tour in and around Marrakech and this was interesting and different. An enthusiastic introduction by Christine although we were a bit late for the main harvest.  more »
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  • 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!
  • Nice place, very hospitable host from Switzerland. Recommended!
  • Very nice private small farm &garden with many kind of plants and herps specials Safran. They offer many dishis with Safran and must to visit.
  • Our riad owner recommended we visit this place for lunch on our day tour to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech, I am so glad they did! We were greeted by the owner Christine who told us all about the property. There is a large saffron field and gardens with so many different herbs. There is a barefoot sensory walk we took which left us feeling refreshed. Lunch was 4 courses of Moroccon specialities which were all delicious. A truly relaxing place and an amazing owner. Well worth a visit.
  • This place belongs to a Swiss lady and she knows how to put on a show for all senses. Staff are so friendly!!! We were greeted by the most smiley lady who gave us rose water. She explained a bit about the garden and off we went. The bit with the foot experience was my favourite!! You end up having your feet massaged with oils by a very kind gentleman, after putting your feet into the most diverse textures, temperatures and fragrances. To finish the experience, we were given tea with saffron and the most delicious bread with a saffron dip. I would highly recommend this place.

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