Essaouira’s walled medina was added to Unesco’s World Heritage list in 2001. Its well-preserved, late-18th-century fortified layout is a...
Offers semester-long French classes and eight-week Arabic classes as well as regular films, exhibitions and cultural events.
Skala de la Ville
For something sultry, this hip bar and restaurant is a candlelit den with blood-red furnishings and a black mirror ball. You’ll need to...
This is a cosy place with a most un-Essaouiran feel – wooden beams and heavy chairs give it the ambience of a hunting lodge. A...
Woodcarving Workshops information
Essaouira is well known for its woodwork and you can visit a string of shops near the Skala de la Ville. However, the marquetry work is made from local fragrant thuya wood, which is now an endangered species – buying anything made from thuya threatens the last remaining stands of trees by increasing demand and therefore encouraging illegal logging.