La Mamounia Gardens

Gardens in Ville Nouvelle

Image by Chris Griffiths Lonely Planet

On their trips to Marrakesh, Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt spent their downtime here, among the rose bushes and ornamental shrubbery that belong to the luxurious La Mamounia Hotel. These days the garden isn't as elegantly kept up as it must have been in its glory days, but it's still a relaxing spot to get away from the hurly-burly of the city. Don't dress too scruffily if you want the doormen at the hotel gate to let you in.