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In the heart of the plain of the Souss region, Taliouine is a pretty little Berber town located 119 km from Taroudannt, 1500m above sea level. Taliouine is in an area of ​​impressive beauty, where one finds one of the most beautiful geological folds of Morocco. This small village of the Anti-Atlas contains a treasure: one of the most expensive spices in the world. It is the capital of saffron in Morocco. With a unique aroma derived from violet flowers with white pistil, saffron is called "the roots of the earth".

The inhabitants of Taliouine, particularly welcoming Berber chleuhs, will offer you adorable necklaces of dried and colored seeds with saffron.

The saffron is harvested from mid-October to mid-November. Every day, early in the morning, the saffron growers emerge at dawn to harvest the night's bloom, then prepare the saffron before drying it.

On the way to Taliouine, visit the remains of the ancient Kasbah of the Glaoui, a historical monument dating from the end of the XVIIIth beginning of the XIXth century, also known as the télouet kasbah. Along the main street, small, cheap restaurants welcome you to traditional Moroccan grills and dishes.

Near Taliouine, one can make very nice trekkings to jbel Siroua, towards Afszimmer or Askaoun. Its small Berber villages offer fine examples of local architecture, and present beautiful fortified granaries, and the mountain landscapes of the Siroua are superb.

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