Essential: A legendary palace in Marrakesh

Reminiscing about Marrakesh and his winter home, La Mamounia, Winston Churchill declared to Franklin Roosevelt in 1943: “It is one of the most beautiful places in the world.” With exquisite walled gardens, an opulent terracotta-coloured palace and the snow-capped Atlas Mountains as a backdrop, we believe Mr Chur­chill was on the mark.