Welcome to Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate, located south of the High Atlas Mountains is the capital of cinema.

A former garrison town and gateway to the Great Moroccan South, Ouarzazate is now a Mecca of the 7th art for having served as the location for a multitude of cult films and series, Lawrence of Arabia, A Tea in the Sahara, Kundun, The Mummy, Babel, Alexander, Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, Gladiator, Game of Thrones, to name but a few. Several studios open their doors to visitors, but don't miss the Film Museum for a parenthesis of pure nostalgia.

In addition to the unmissable film sets that were the stars of Asterix and Cleopatra, Kundun and Gladiator, Moroccan Hollywood is home to the magnificent kasbah of Taourirt and, a few kilometres away, the ksar of Aït Benhaddou, which has appeared in a multitude of films. Ouarzazate is also the starting point to the oases of Fint and Skoura, as well as Kelaa M'Gouna, which, in spring, envelops the valley in the bewitching scent of Damascus roses. It is also the sumptuous valleys of Dades and Draa where the oases stubbornly resist the desert. It is also the impressive Todra gorges that will delight sportsmen eager for adventure and trekking.