Les Matins Bleu

DSC02180Our riad (guesthouse) is in the medina, the old walled city.  After we parked the car, we engaged a man with a two-wheeled cart to carry our luggage to the riad.  It cost 40 dirhams (the local currency, less than $2) and was well worth it, partly because the medina consists of small alleys and we might never have found our way otherwise.

After our long day, we roused ourselves enough to find our rooms at this beautiful place and roll down the street to a very nice dinner at this restaurant.  DSC02175We had various kinds of tagine – lamb, chicken, fish – and if I had been more awake I would have liked it even more.

The next morning we came down for breakfast in a nice room right by the reception desk.  The riad dates from the 17th century and was turned into a guesthouse only twelve years ago.  It has a central courtyard (though no fountain) and is most attractive.  This rug on the wall faced me at breakfast and may yet inspire a quilt.DSC02176


The courtyard is set with dining tables and beyond are sofas and low tables where you can have dinner if you like.  Here’s a shot of the courtyardDSC02179

and here’s a shot of the dining room ceiling, very old.DSC02178

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