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In In addition to the scientific program of InSAM’3, the attendees will have a chance to discover the beauty of Ouarzazzate city and its region diversity. They will have the opportunity of seeing several tourist sites such as the historic site of the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, that of the Kasbah of Taourirt, the Solar Complex Noor Ouarzazate and the Atlas Film Studio. By reflecting the Moroccan sense of hospitality and generosity combined with fun, the social program will be extraordinary for the participants and their companions. After the courses, different options for trip and social program will be offered for participants.


Important Tourist Sites

Ouarzazate City

This city is at an elevation of 1,160 meters in the middle of a bare plateau south of the High Atlas Mountains. To the south of the town is the desert. The town is chiefly inhabited by Berber-speakers, who constructed many of the prominent kasbahs and buildings for which the area is known. Ouarzazate is an important holiday destination in Morocco, as a base for excursions across the Draa Valley and into the desert. The fortified village (Ksar) of Aït Benhaddou west of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Photo - Ouarzazate City

Ait Benhaddou Kasbah

This is a traditional Mud Brick city on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and has featured in many films, mostly as a replacement for Jerusalem. It has appeared in more than 10 movies, including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, etc.

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Photo - Ait Benhaddou  Kasbah

Atlas Film Studio

The Ouarzazate area is a noted film-making location, with Morocco's biggest studios inviting many international companies to work here. Films such as Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), The Living Daylights (1987), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Kundun (1997), Legionnaire (1998), Hanna (2011),The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), etc. were shot here, as was part of the TV series Game of Thrones.

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Photo - Atlas Film Studio

Solar Complex Noor Ouarzazate

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Photo - Solar Complex Noor Ouarzazate

Taourirt Kasbah

Taourirt Kasbah is built in the 17th century by the tribe Glaouas. It has long been the residence of the Pasha Glaoui. It has a Berber architecture with airs of sandcastles: red walls of bronze rising skyward, embattled towers of its different parts. The interior of this building, is richly decorated dining room, living spaces, rooms etc. A special light will charm you. The Kasbah is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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Photo - Taourirt Kasbah

Dar Al Fourssane

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Photo - Dar Al Fourssane


Map and Distances

  • Ouarzazate - Marrakesh: 194 km.
  • Ouarzazate - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou: 30 km.
  • Ouarzazate - Dar Alfourssane (Hotel): 14.3 km.
  • Ouarzazate - Kasbah Taourirt: 0 km.
  • Ouarzazate - Atlas Film Studios: 5.3 km.
  • Ouarzazate - Solar Complex Noor: 20 km.


Map - Marrakesh-Ouarzazate




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