Soon, tourists will be able to stop here en route to the Sahara for refreshments as they browse artworks, some of which will fetch more than £3,000. Despite the drop-off in tourism caused by the pandemic, we found hope everywhere. Next year an “orality house” will open in Ait Ben Haddou telling the folk history of the ancient community, where Jews, Christians and Muslims lived side by side for centuries. Our hilltop hotel here has been chosen because it’s the only one owned by a village resident, Mohamed Idel Mouden.
- S if a dam had burst on the horizon, light spilt over the crest of the mountains and drenched the valley.
- Bike hire if your bike fails to arrive or is stolen, and cover for your race fee if you have to withdraw or the event is cancelled due to bad weather.
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