Granit rose Tafraout
Blocs de grès

Blocs de grès

Une installation signée de l'artiste plasticien belge Jean Verame.

Paysage admirable de l'Anti-Atlas

Paysage admirable de l'Anti-Atlas

Les rochers peints sont répartis sur des kilomètres carrés.

Bleu et jaune

Bleu et jaune

La végétation est rare autour des rochers peints. Au nord, des réservoirs d'eau génèrent toutefois des plantations d'oliviers et de tournesols.

En direction d'Aït Mansour

En direction d'Aït Mansour

Des paysages à couper le souffle...

Gorges d'Aït Mansour

Gorges d'Aït Mansour

La voiture se fraie un passage dans la palmeraie par une route à virages.

Painted rocks from Tafraout to Aït Mansour

In Tafraout , the wild and sublime character of the place prompted in 1984 the French plastic artist of Belgian origin Jean Verame to paint rocks in color, creating a "multidimensional work, at various scales", which magnifies an already exceptional landscape. and attract visitors. Painted rocks, a road climbs, then descends towards the palm grove of Aït Mansour , which can be reached in 35 minutes (55 minutes including crossing the palm grove) . The passage through these gorges will be a highlight of your stay.
L'art contemporain et la nature

L'art contemporain et la nature

Un heureux mariage.

Grande dimension

Grande dimension

Ces blocs ont plusieurs mètres, voire plus dizaines de mètres de hauteur.

Au soleil matinal

Au soleil matinal

Les rochers prennent des tons intenses.

Poésie vespérale

Poésie vespérale

Le soir du côté de Tafraout.

Rose et bleu au soleil couchant

Rose et bleu au soleil couchant

L'installation de Jean Vérame prend des couleurs qui changent au fil de la journée.

A contemporary installation in a majestic landscape

From Tafraout (1,200 meters above sea level), the painted rocks of Jean Verame are accessible by the two roads that lead to Tiznit. The first is born at the crossroads of the heart of the Berber city and the second is located in extension of this one, south side. As soon as the traffic signs are reached, take a track, which proves to be suitable for all vehicles, as long as you do not ride like a Formula 1 driver. Mountain bikers will find their happiness there.

This artistic installation, which is linked to Land Art, is obviously not unanimous, as it breaks with the ambient conservatism. However, the Tafraoutis have adopted it, if only because it contributes to the economic contribution of tourism ...

In 1984

Jean Verame painted these rocks in 1984, in a granite landscape opening wide onto the horizon, in front of one of the most spectacular ranges of the Anti-Atlas. Some see it as a western landscape.

The work of the European artist is dotted on various scales for miles. Originally, it borrowed shades of blue, but also red, purple and black. No less than 19 tonnes of spray cans would have been needed during the creation. Regularly, the painting is refreshed, with more or less success, according to specialists.

Palmiers-dattiers

Palmiers-dattiers

A profusion et à perte de vue...

Rochers abrupts

Rochers abrupts

Ils forment la gorge d'Aït Mansour.

Palmeraie luxuriante

Palmeraie luxuriante

Les gorges d'Aït Mansour constituent un ruban vert continu.

L'eau est abondante dans la gorges

L'eau est abondante dans la gorges

C'est ce qui explique la végétation foisonnante qu'on y trouve.

Paysages dénudés

Paysages dénudés

En rentrant en direction de Tiznit.

 
Palm grove of Aït Mansour: magical crossing

South of Tafraout, a magnificent road, which climbs before descending, provides access to the Palmeraie of Aït Mansour. Crossing this lush vegetation is done by car (see the two videos below). The variant on foot is quite imaginable. It takes two to three hours.

We enter an oasis that stretches the length of the torrent, framed by splendid rocks. In autumn, the palm trees collapse under the date bunches. And tourists do not rush there, so that serenity is fully on the program. Ideal for recharging your batteries!

In addition to this, you will need to know more about it.

From the painted rocks of Tafraout to the palm grove of Aït Mansour,
comp tez a little less than an hour.
 

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

From the Aït Mansour palm grove to the Jardin aux Etoiles,   count
nearly 4 hours, passing through Tiznit, which allows you to discover other landscapes and stop, for example, for the meal, at Ksar Massa or A l'Ombre du figuier in Tiznit.