Flight Lyon Essaouira : Airline ticket

  • Weather 36 °F
  • Distance 2025 km
  • Duration 3h00
  • Currency Moroccan dirham
  • Languages Ara. Arabic and Amazigh

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Février 2020


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Essaouira, port city of Morocco with a thousand faces

If Essaouira is so much appreciated, it is certainly thanks to its shores!

Also named the "Wind City", Essaouira is a port town in Morocco, a country of a thousand faces. Unforgettable natural sites, a medina classified as a UNESCO world heritage site and a rich artistic life blend behind its two-hundred year old ramparts. The pearl of the east Atlantic is also ideal for water sports lovers. Fly to this port town whose shores will leave you with lasting souvenirs!

5 reasons to visit Essaouira

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 Appreciate the charms of the old medina

Stunning, the Essaouira medina is an exceptional fortified city dating back to the middle of the 18th century. Life hums to the rhythm of the port, the souks and picturesque restaurants where you can taste the day’s fishing catch. Behind the ramparts, feel the city’s heartbeat as you look out at the Atlantic Ocean and explore the section of the ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah with its Spanish canons pointing to the horizon!

Learn to kitesurf

Ventilated by the trade winds, the so-called Cité du Vent is a paradise for windsurfers and kitesurfers. Over several kilometers of fine sand, the beach of Essaouira is a delight for lovers of board sports. Beginner and advanced meet there board by hand. Each year, Essaouira hosts a stage of the Kitesurfing World Cup.

Savor the local cuisine

In addition to the irresistible, picturesque restaurants, Essaouira is filled with places which offer cookery lessons and workshops. Tajines and couscous figure with gazelle horns and other sweet delicacies over servings of mint tea. Going into the kitchen is the best way to leave Essaouira with unforgettable memories and a few recipes to impress your friends back home!

Discover artists

The medina and history of Essaouira are a source of inspiration for artists from all over the world. The air of calm, never-ending ballet of the Atlantic Ocean and the extraordinary light which reign there have created a veritable frenzy of artistic activity. Several new places of handcraft, art galleries and creative workshops for children open every year.

Benefit from the virtues of argan

Essarouira is similar to an oasis in the middle of an argan forest. This rare and endemic tree produces a kernel. Once crushed, the nutes provide the argan oil known for its many virtues. From Essaouira to Tiznit and Taroudant, discover the ‘argan triangle’ and ‘Amlou’, a delicious dip made from argan oil, honey and almond butter.

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