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Village in Aït Benhaddou

Ksar Aït Benhaddou

With the help of some Hollywood touch-ups, this Unesco-protected red mudbrick ksar 32km from Ouarzazate seems frozen in time, still resembling its days in the 11th century as an Almoravid caravanserai. Movie buffs m…
Moroccan in Aït Benhaddou

Chez Brahim

Sure, there are other tajines in town, but only Brahim’s improve international relations: the chef-owner has a letter from Hilary Rodham Clinton thanking him for a meal in her First Lady days. The set menu includes …
Moroccan in Aït Benhaddou

Cafe-Restaurant Amlalte

Just before the footbridge across to the ksar, this laid-back eatery serves up an unsurprising selection of soups, salads, tagines and couscous. The best reason to come here is for the views from the terrace.
Moroccan in Aït Benhaddou

Auberge Cafe-Restaurant Bilal

For lunch or tea with a magnificent view, pull up a patio chair and gaze at Aït Benhaddou across the way. À la carte options include omelettes, couscous and kebabs.
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Tamdaght Kasbah

A less retouched kasbah can be found 6km north along the tarmac from Aït Benhaddou: the Tamdaght kasbah, a crumbling Glaoui fortification topped by storks’ nests.