Less than a three-hour flight from Paris, Morocco is a destination that allows you to recharge your batteries, regardless of the time of year. Within this country, you will be able to discover an incredible diversity of landscapes. Indeed, with the Atlantic Ocean, the Sahara desert and the Atlas, Morocco is well served. Both exotic and secure, this country definitely has everything to please. If you are attracted by this destination, know that in addition to the tourist places, other sumptuous places deserve to be seen. Here are the 12 must-sees if you are visiting Morocco.


  • 1. Ouzoud Waterfalls
  • 2. Aït-Ben-Haddou
  • 3. Paradise Valley
  • 4. Chefchaouen: the blue city
  • 5. Merzouga and the Sahara Desert
  • 6. The Atlas region
  • 7. Marrakesh
  • 8. Casablanca
  • 9. Ouarzazate
  • 10. Bin el Ouidane dam
  • 11. Agadir
  • 12. Fez and the largest medina in the world

1. Ouzoud Waterfalls

In the Atlas region west of the village of Ouzoud are the waterfalls of the same name. These are about 110 meters high on three distinct levels as can be seen in the photo below. This site is exceptional for people who love beautiful landscapes.

Ouzoud waterfalls Morocco
Credits: Wikipedia

2. Aït-Ben-Haddou

Listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Aït-Ben-Haddou site is one of the country’s archaeological treasures. Located a few kilometers from Ouarzazate, it is one of the best preserved ksour in Morocco. Between the fragile houses made of red earth are small open passages. This place is exceptional and reflects the architectural tradition of the country. Aït-Ben-Haddou has also served as a filming location for films such as Asterix and Obelix, Gladiator or Lawrence of Arabia…

Ait Ben Haddou Morocco
Credits: Pixabay

3. Paradise Valley

Only about twenty kilometers from the city of Agadir is the valley of the Tamraght river in which Paradise Valley is located. This place is accessible after an hour’s walk from a small car park. Once there, you can enjoy three large waterfalls with large natural pools of turquoise blue water. It is paradise on Earth, hence its name!

Paradise Valley Morocco
Credits: Wikimedia Commons

4.  Chefchaouen: the blue city

In the northwest of Morocco in the Rif mountains, Chefchaouen appears as an enchanted city. This one is known for its buildings in blue colors. We advise you to go there outside school holidays to be able to enjoy this place and feel its real charm.

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5. Merzouga and the Sahara Desert

602 kilometers from the capital, Rabat, Mergouza appears as the entrance to the desert. By venturing there, you will be able to walk on the dunes of the Sahara and feel the sand whipping your legs. In this village, you will be offered several excursions to go a little further in the Sahara on the back of a camel, buggy or quad.

Sahara desert
Credits: Wikipedia

6. The Atlas region

As you travel through the Middle and High Atlas region, you will discover breathtaking landscapes. Far from the beaten track and tourist routes, you can stop in a few villages to see typical buildings and the way of life of the inhabitants of the Atlas.

Atlas region
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7. Marrakesh

Marrakech is the tourist city of Morocco par excellence. At the same time, how can you miss such a marvel? Located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, it is nicknamed “the red city”, because many of its buildings are of this color, which gives an incredible charm to the city. You won’t be bored there between the Jamaa el Fna square, the monuments, the entertainment and the magnificent riads throughout the city.

Credits: Wikipedia

8. Casablanca

If you are passing through Morocco, do not hesitate to stop in Casablanca. This rather peaceful city has a certain charm, and you can notably discover the Hassan II Mosque which is an architectural marvel next to the Atlantic Ocean.

Credits: Pixabay

9. Ouarzazate

This city nicknamed “the door of the desert” can be considered as the Moroccan mini Hollywood. Indeed, thanks to its extraordinary landscapes, Ouarzazate attracts many film productions such as The Mummy, Banzai, Alad’2 or Gladiator.

Fifteen kilometers from the city, you will find the oasis of Fint which benefits from a microclimate, which has made it possible to install a palm grove there. Between water, palm trees and rocks, the landscape is incredible.

Credits: Wikipedia

10. Bin el Ouidane dam

Work of the engineer André Coyne, this dam has become a key place in Morocco, because it offers an impressive view.

bin el ouidane dam
Credits: Wikimedia Commons

11. Agadir

On the Atlantic coast, Agadir is a city in the south of the country where life is good. To rest and simply enjoy the sea and the sun, this is the ideal place.

In addition, Taghazout (an exceptional place for surfers from all over the world) is a few kilometers away.

Agadir Atlantic Ocean
Credits: Wikimedia Commons

12. Fez and the largest medina in the world

Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Fez-el-Bali medina is a must-see place in Morocco. Fez is actually a city-museum offering sumptuous decorations steeped in history.

fez medina
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