Ouarzazate-Zagora-Tinghir, a must-have movie set

Journey to the desert’s edge

Ouarzazate, Zagora and Tinghir are authentic destinations bursting with myriad wonders that will take your breath away. The unbelievable variety of landscapes, ranging from deserts to green valleys, must be seen to be believed.

Follow in the footsteps of famous filmmakers like David Lean, Ridley Scott, Martin Scorsese and Alejandro González Iñárritu, who chose these sumptuous, movie-ready backdrops to film masterpieces of the silver screen, including "Lawrence of Arabia", "Gladiator", "Kundun" and "Babel". These magical places attract new productions each year, as evidenced by the recent arrival of the series "Prison Break".

For active travelers looking for adventure and trekking opportunities, there are many trails to take you into the desert, where you can meet camel drivers and their caravans at the crossroads of the Draa, Ziz and Dades routes.

 Why not camp out? Near Zagora, Tinfou Dune – alsoknown as the "Golden Sand Dune" – makes for an unforgettable experience. Stop in the High Atlas mountain town of Tinghir and be sure to take in the magnificent panorama from the Glaoui Kasbah down over the city's palm grove and the Todra valley.

When you're this close to the desert, there is no such thing as too beautiful!

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