Anti Atlas Mountains attractions

Notable Building in Tafraoute

Maison Berbere Traditionnelle

Maison Traditionnelle stands in the largely uninhabited old hilltop village, where bulging boulders have been incorporated into the pisé (rammed earth) walls of the centuries-old houses. You can visit the Carved Gaz…
Museum in Ameln Valley & Jebel El Kest

Maison Traditionnelle

At Oumesnate, 6km from Tafraoute, follow the signs through the village and then the footpath to this mountainside museum house. The three-storey granite, palm and argan house, some 400 years old, was inhabited by 20…
Archaeological Site in Anti Atlas Mountains

Tirnmatmat

To find the rock engravings at Tirnmatmat, take the Tiznit road (R104), then after 14km turn north at Tahala towards Aït Omar. Just before the village, an unmarked piste (track) leads to Tirnmatmat, where you will f…
Natural Feature in Tafraoute

Pierres Bleues

The Pierres Bleues are the work of Belgian artist Jean Verame. Verame spray-painted the smooth, rounded boulders in shades of blue, red, purple and black in 1984 and, although the rocks have a faded air, they remain…
Rock Art in Tafraoute

Carved Gazelle

The closest of the easily accessible examples of prehistoric rock engravings found in the Tafraoute area, the Carved Gazelle is 2km away in the village of Tazekka. It’s a simple carving on the top face of a fallen b…
Natural Feature in Tafraoute

Le Châpeau de Napoléon

The village of Aguerd-Oudad makes for a nice stroll or bike ride. From the roundabout by the Afriquia petrol station in Tafraoute, take the road to Tiznit via Izerbi. On the way you will see the unmistakable rock fo…