The Rissani Souk


Former capital of the Tafilalet, Rissani, a few miles away from the Chebbi erg, is an important caravaneers' commercial centre, frequented by the bleue men of the desert. The big market takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. It's the perfect occasion for an original excursion, a dive in the world of the authentic souks, in a typically Saharan atmosphere. Many stalls sell Berber jewellery and carpets of the rarest quality. There, you'll also find the famous 44 spices of the kalia, the big culinary speciality of the Tafilalet.

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Le grand bazar      Ah! les bijoux


Almost everybody comes to the Rissani souk on the back of a donkey. Here is the car park!!!