Located only a few hours by plane from Europe, Morocco captivates and surprises with such a change of scenery. Cultures and traditions are still part of the daily life of Moroccans. You can come to Morocco many times and never have the same stay. This country with diverse attractions, culture, history, beach, sun, gastronomy, shopping, sport, desert, hiking and even skiing attracts more and more tourists every year. The warm welcome of its people is also the success of this destination so close and so far at the same time.
Région sauvage au charme insolite, le Moyen Atlas est encore très peu couru par les touristes. Il abrite essentiellement des tribus berbères. Plus au Sud, le Haut-Atlas s’étend des plaines atlantiques à la frontière maroco-algérienne. Il est dominé à l’Ouest par le massif du Toubkal, point culminant de toute l’Afrique du Nord.
The atlantic coasts
The Moroccan Atlantic coast stretches over more than 2,900 kilometers. Only Rabat and Casablanca reside by the ocean. Marrakech and Meknes, are nestled inland, between the Middle and High Atlas. Rabat and Casablanca have long sandy beaches and lagoons. They are still little used by tourists and mainly satisfy the locals.
Hispano-Moorish art was born in the 11th century under the Almoravid dynasty then at the head of Andalusia. It is also the result of oriental influences introduced by the Arabs in the 8th century. It is based on 3 main elements: the arabesque, the writing of the verses of the Koran and the geometric pattern of octagonal shape.
The fauna and the flora
Moroccan flora is Mediterranean type. Depending on the region, there are vines, olive trees, cedars, pines, palm trees and even wild flowers. The Draa Valley is famous for its palm grove and the Dades Valley owes its fame thanks to its production of roses, also known as the Valley of Roses.
The Moroccan fauna consists mainly of goats, horses, sheep, jackals, but also chameleons and monkeys. The Moroccan dromedary holds an important place in the life of the inhabitants of certain regions of the country.
Discover the Moroccan dromedary
In some areas, it is still used as a means of locomotion. Its hairs when they fall during its annual moult are used to make rugs and clothing. Camel’s milk, which is much richer than that of cows, is very popular. The dromedary also accompanies tourists during camel rides in the desert.
Discover the argan tree Morocco
The argan tree is a wild tree that can be found on the road between Agadir and Essaouira. The women of the region organized in cooperative manufacture argan oil known for its cosmetic virtues, in particular the women use it as an anti-wrinkle and as a moisturizing oil.
Discover the Morocco forest
These formations are mostly state-owned and cover an area of approximately 9,038,000 ha, or 12.7% of the national territory. Moroccan forests are made up of natural deciduous forests (Chêne Vert, Chêne-ciège, Chêne Tauzin, Arganier, Carobier, Acacias, …)