Palmeraie fertile

Palmeraie fertile

Palmiers-dattiers à foison

Palmiers à perte de vue

Palmiers à perte de vue

Au fond le village de Tiout

Ruisseau bienfaisant

Ruisseau bienfaisant

La Palmeraie de Tiout doit son existence à l'eau de l'Anti-Atlas

Adossée à l'Anti-Atlas

Adossée à l'Anti-Atlas

La palmeraie baigne dans l'eau d'un cours d'eau qui provient de la montagne

Kasbah de Tiout

Kasbah de Tiout

Datant du XVIe siècle, elle surplombe la Palmeraie. Elle fut habitée par le caïd de Tiout jusqu'à l'avènement du Protectorat français. Elle se trouve malheureusement dans un piètre état d'abandon.

Village berbère de Tiout

Village berbère de Tiout

Point de départ de balades avec des ânes et des mulets

Enfants, ados

Tiout palm grove: freshness and donkeys

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Here is an ideal address when the sun is beating down on the Souss and it is imperative to find freshness and shade. Located a few kilometers south-east of Taroudant , and much greener than that of Marrakech , the Palmeraie de Tiout then becomes a welcome refuge. All year round, it is also the setting for fun rides on donkeys and mules. It can be reached in just over an hour from the Jardin aux Etoiles.

With its 20,000 date palms stretching as far as the eye can see over 1,000 hectares and its well-irrigated crops, the Palmeraie de Tiout (sometimes written Tioute) looks like an oasis. It owes it to the miraculous source which springs from the djebel. Carefully channeled, it has favored the appearance of an immensity of greenery, while the heights are arid. The inhabitants of the seven villages that make up the Palmeraie de Tiout mainly cultivate cereals (wheat, barley, corn) there.

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The Palmeraie de Tiout is immortalized in a magnificent painting that adorns one of the walls of our Taroudant room .

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Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves

The deeper it goes into the palm grove, the more the canal widens and shows itself generous in the freshness it provides. The oasis has 16 watermills, but unfortunately only one remains in operation.

This is where scenes from the movie "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves", played by the hilarious Fernandel, were shot and can be viewed below.

Solicit the inhabitants

The attraction of the Palemeraie? A donkey and mule ride very popular with tourists. It is enough to ask the inhabitants of the village of Tiout which borders the Palm grove. You will quickly see one or the other of its inhabitants offering you a ritual walk, popular with both children and adults. Discuss the price beforehand. It will be modest anyway.

This walk is to be combined with the visit of Taroudant and its unique walls , the discovery of an orange grove in the surroundings or a stop at the shop of necklaces and Berber objects Boroba of Sidi Bourja . It is located by the road leading to Tiout when you come there from your rental riad.

For a meal to enjoy inside the Tiout palm grove, call Saïd the day before: +212 6 61 77 74 06

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Photo credit: Voyages bons plans au feminine, Wikimedia, Vacanceo.

 
We access the Palmeraie de Tiout in just over an hour from the Jardin aux Etoiles.