Unspoiled villages and authentic people of the Atlas
Meet authentic people and unspoiled landscapes in the nearby Atlas? Not difficult, by car, from the Jardin aux Etoiles! You can reach the nearest village, called Eddir, in half an hour.
Ici, la voiture n'a pas encore remplacé le moyen de déplacement traditionnel.
... et tout à coup une voiture.
Une autre technique traditionnelle encore à l'honneur à Eddir.
Des légumes magnifiques.
Sous les parasols.
Ces chèvres viennent d'être abattues et portent l'information que leur viande et toute fraîche.
La viande exposée attire ainsi le chaland. La balance n'a pas changé depuis des siècles.
Il s'agit d'une commune rurale, dotée d'une petite administration locale.
Un des nombreux signes qui ne permettent pas de confondre Berbères et Arabes.
While the nearby town of Ouled Teima is predominantly Arab, Eddir is totally Berber. It is imperative to go there on Wednesday morning, in order to enjoy the atmosphere of the market held there that day.
At the entrance to the village, several dozen donkeys stand still, attached to the hundred-year-old argan trees. It is the sign of a large gathering, that of the inhabitants of the surrounding small douars, gathered for the occasion. Some come to sell their goats or sheep there, others stock up on vegetables and meat. Objects of all kinds are offered on the floor.
We drink tea, we taste fried sardines.
Tourists are another attraction here. The foreign visitor is cordially welcomed, provided of course that he behaves with respect, which is the least of things. If you manage to get a few words out of Tachelhit (Berber language), you will be adopted immediately! You may be invited to drink something in very small improvised cafes, installed on the ground, sheltered by adobe walls and covered with reeds. Here beats the heart of true Amazigh Morocco.
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