How to get to the distillery?
From Marrakech, take the famous Tizi n’Tichka pass to Ouarzazate (190 km), to reach the summit at 2,260 m altitude. This is where the Atlantic-influenced climate comes to an abrupt end. From here on, you’ll discover a more Saharan climate; the contrast is striking!
From Ouarzazate, the gateway to southern Morocco, known for its film studios and Kasbah Taourit below the old walled town, take the N10 highway along the lake towards Skoura, the famous palm grove, to reach the village of Kelaat M’Gouna via a pretty, fairly straight road (80 km). You will see rammed-earth Kasbahs all along this very scenic route.
What is the best time to visit Kasbah des Roses?
The distillery, which operates throughout the rose season, opens its doors to visitors from around the world from around 10 April to 20 May. A boutique open all year showcases our rose products, such as our floral waters, rose enfleurage*, dried rose buds…
In the Valley of Roses, the weather is fine all year round and the sun shines most of the time. Because of the valley’s altitude (1,650 m in the village of Hadida), the air is cool and dry. Spring and autumn are gorgeous, and not too hot, but it can get quite cool in the evening. July and August are warmer, but not as suffocating as in Marrakech; the altitude and proximity to the M’Goun mountains tempers the climate. Winter is cool but the days are sunny and the temperature is still pleasant. Rain is rare.
Accomodations in the Valley of Roses
Traditional rammed-earth guest houses, which have been refurbished by their owners, line the tourist road that connects Kelaat M’Gouna with Bou Tharar. Recommended places to stay, include:
- La Perle d’M’Goun, overlooking the river, makes a good stopover. Its owner will help you discover the region.
- Dar Timitar, nesting on the edge of the hill, also offers a beautiful panoramic view over the valley.
- The Agoulzi Kasbah offers rooms decorated in Berber style, with a furnished terrace offering views of the mountains and the M’Goun river.
- La Kasbah Chems et la Kasbah Awaryou, in the charming village of Bou Tharar, close to several hiking trails, is also a lovely place to stay at the end of the Valley of Roses.