The Memory Road

Ouarzazate, Morocco

The Memory Road is a new adventure for desert lovers, those who feel nostalgic for caravanserais and all travel aesthetes. Starting in September 2015, this exceptional route takes you from the port of Agadir to Ouarzazate, from luxurious private houses to bivouacs, through the
majestic landscapes of south Morocco.

This novel route is the work of Thierry Teyssier, a unique and creative hotelier, a real travel storyteller. His offerings include La Maison des Rêves at Dar Ahlam, abode style Relais &
Châteaux near Ouarzazate, which has won awards since its creation in 2002.
Thierry Teyssier tells a story with the five stopovers chosen over more than 1000 kilometers. Travel is at the heart of the tale, the main theme being the emotions gleaned with the passing sand dunes and oases, traversed in complete comfort by 4X4. Each car carries two
passengers, a driver and a butler; this is an adventure to be shared by very small groups, families and groups of friends, maximum 6 people.

Each day is full of surprises: a picnic atop a medieval fortress, wine tasting in the heart
of a palm grove, a dromedary ride and even a traditional massage.

Each evening is spent at exceptional and exclusive accommodation: newly-renovated village house or Saharan-style rammed earth construction, designed by architects of Studio KO, who are also behind the décor of the Heure Bleue hotel in Essaouira and the Chiltern Firehouse hotel in London. These houses are only accessible on foot, around ten minutes’ walk, adding to the charm of the experience. All the theatre stage-style décor has been dreamt up by Thierry
Teyssier, combining Moroccan arts and craft with antiquities from all over the world.

The food on La Route du Sud reflects this way of life. Chef Thierry Alix has created the recipes for La Route du Sud, subtly combining local produce of each region visited. Desserts are by Pierre Hermé.

Somewhere between a modern-day caravan and timeless safari, La Route du Sud
above all offers a collection of experiences and emotions. The unique pleasure of being alone in the infinite horizon of the Anti-Atlas, enjoying vin gris with your loved ones in an idyllic setting, where explorer’s camp meets boutique hotel. A radically different experience, a new-style touring holiday.

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The Memory Road
The Memory Road - Ouarzazate, Morocco

Exclusive journey in four wheel drive vehicule, 5 steps along the oasis of the southern Morocco rhythmical by different stagings in amazing and unique landscapes from the green Valley of Argan trees to the sand dunes.

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The Memory Road - Ouarzazate, Morocco

Exclusive journey in four wheel drive vehicule, 5 steps along the oasis of the southern Morocco rhythmical by different stagings in amazing and unique landscapes from the green Valley of Argan trees to the sand dunes.