The once-grand Glaoui kasbah and mudbrick ramparts have been left to crumble, yet Demnate’s fascinating interfaith heritage has survived. At the heart of town is a mellah (Jewish quarter), with an entry about 150m on the right after the town’s main gate. It's a lively town to explore, though most visitors are only passing through en route to the picturesque gorge of Imi n'Ifri to the east.
The 100-year-old olive groves dotting hillsides around Demnate produce Morocco’s best olive oil, with trace mineral salts, a golden colour and subtle woodsy flavours that compare favourably to Tuscan oils. Almonds are another renowned local product, and the flowering of the local orchards makes March a lovely time to visit.