Sitting at the foothills of the famed Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is a bustling metropolis that has long been a playground for Parisians. A warm weekend getaway with clubs and restaurants that rival those in Europe, the fortified city of Marrakech is a great alternative getaway for sun seekers who have a taste for the exotic. From grand hotels that embody the North African lifestyle to snake charmers in the hectic Medina, the things you can do are endless. Here’s our guide to 6 things you cannot miss on your next visit.

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