The French Institute in Marrakech is hosting till April 30, an exhibition by the artist and painter Jérome Mesnager. For more information, please visit www.ifm.ma -- The Italian bar at the Mamounia Hotel is hosting till 31 July, a photographic exhibition by Ms Liliroze --
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Marrakech for nature-lovers

Did you know? Marrakech is not only an enchanting city but also an ideal region for enjoying the perfect nature experience. Many excursions await children and adults, just a short journey from the hotels and pleasures of the city and offering a refreshing break.

You could take an excursion into the Ourika region for instance. This very well preserved, lush green plain provides a sublime landscape with its chequered panorama of crops. Its walks, interspersed with the occasional swim, are truly delightful. 

Forty kilometers from Marrakech, Lake Lalla Takerkoust provides an initial refreshing pause. A little further, 150km from the ochre city, the Ouzoud waterfalls, the most famous falls in Morocco, tumble down from their impressive 110m height. Access from the city is via charming signposted shortcuts bordered by olive trees.
These trips are broken by pleasant and typical stop-offs such as the valley of Asni, a small village, with a beautiful red kasbah overlooking sumptuous gorges, awaits you. 
Closer to the city, set off with your family to the Terre d’Amanar. This five-hectare preserved estate, bordering the Mont Toubkal nature reserve, is at an altitude of 1200m. You can stroll between the trees and children can even choose to ride a donkey. There is plenty to occupy the more adventurous: the high ropes course, with its fantastic zip-lines over canyons, is unforgettable. 

Not to miss in Marrakech

Photography is honoured by the Mamounia Hotel

Do you know Liliroze the talented Suiss photographer? Till July 31st 2011, the Italian bar in the Mamounia Hotel invites you to discover the photos of this Suiss artist whose works are nourished by her travels and meetings. Her passion for photography began at an early age since she was motivated by the discovery of her father's images. A selection of 22 photographic works combining fashion and beauty will be unveiled.

Explore the Berber side of Morocco!

In the heart of the Ourika valley where the small village of Tafza is located, there is a Berber eco-museum which boosts many treasures. The museum which is set in "Talberj" an entirely earth ware restored tower displays a collection of pottery, carpets, jewellery and ancient photography aimed at preserving and enhancing the Berber culture. One can watch the first coloured films shot in the high Atlas by the film director Daniel Chicault.