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The New City

It was only with the arrival of the French in the early 20th century that Marrakech broke out of the walls of the medina. The new colonial rulers preferred to live away from the native quarters and so built their own nouvelle ville of broad avenues, villas and parks. Over time, Moroccans aspiring for a better lifestyle moved out into this new town, lured by serviceable plumbing, electricity and cars. Now known as Guéliz – from the name of the hill that rises above it – the New City has plenty for tourists looking to explore the city’s modern facet. The streets are lined with numerous fine restaurants, some good shopping options and ...

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