The city was fortified by a french architect and is nowadays a secret refuge for rock stars such like Jimmy Hendrix or Cat Stevens Appreciated for its tempered climate pleasant all year long, as well as it’s magnificent ramparts, the Sqala and its doors, its amazing Medina, typical mosques, synagogues and churches. Also many craftsmen are specialized in marquetry with Thuyas roots .They offer a wide range of items, from the small souvenir until great furniture.
20 minutes before Essaouira, women in local villages offer a relaxing and cultural break. Thanks to women’s associations, we can discover the way they extract Argan oil. This is the unique place in the world where the argan tree grows and gives to its oil nutritive, cosmetic and medical virtues.