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Top Choice Arts Centre in Taliouine

Calligraphie Tifinaghe

Amazigh poet and calligrapher Moulid Nidouissadan paints Berber proverbs and colourful compositions. Free to every visitor is a rendition of their name in Berber – crafted via a theatrical combination of saffron 'in…
Top Choice International in Agadir

Pure Passion

Vintage clocks and elegant lighting reinforce a stylish ambience at this restaurant adjudged one of Agadir's best. Try and score a front table for Marina views, and sample scallops topped with argan oil, fresh Dakhl…
Historic Site in Taroudannt

Ramparts

The 7.5km of ramparts surrounding Taroudannt are among the best-preserved pisé walls in Morocco. Their colour changes from golden brown to deepest red depending on the time of day. They can easily be explored on foo…
Historic Site in Agadir

Kasbah

Offering superb views and 7km northwest of the centre, the hilltop kasbah is a rare survivor of the 1960 earthquake. Built in 1541 and restored in the 1740s, the area once housed 300 people. All that remains is the …
Moroccan in Taroudannt

Riad Maryam

The first Taroudannt riad to open as accommodation, Riad Maryam has been overtaken by other flasher options, but it is still a wonderful location for an evening meal. Multicourse menus, including soup, salad and des…
International in Taghazout

Dar Jospehine

The best of the cafes along Taghazout's main street, Dar Josephine features shaded tables under a grape arbour, and a band of friendly local cats. The three-course menu (Dh97) is good value and options for mains inc…
International in Taghazout

L’Auberge Resto

The cafe at L’Auberge is a funky hangout serving Moroccan and international food. Comfort food options include nachos, a shared antipasto plate, and excellent salads and curries. Named after a nearby surf break, the…
Cafe in Taghazout

Cafe Mouja

Expansive windows with brilliant Atlantic Ocean views and chunky wooden furniture both feature at this coolly hip cafe behind Surf Maroc's shop. The menu straddles Moroccan favourites and Western comfort food – thin…
Seafood in Agadir

Côte Court

This restaurant at the Royal Tennis Club occupies a lovely outdoor area, which is equal parts chichi garden and nomad camp, with up-lit trees, basket lamps and the pizza oven flickering away. The service is attentiv…
Museum in Taliouine

Coopérative Souktana du Safran

Founded in 1979, the largest and oldest of Taliouine’s saffron cooperatives has 160 members (four are women). The centre is well worth visiting for the museum, calligrapher and informative employees. They can explai…