Jnane-Dar Diafa - the restaurant and the inn
JNANE-DAR is an inn, which is built in the traditional style of a Kasbah. It is situated in a big garden of palm trees, vegetables and flowers about 18 km behind Zagora, in face of the coranic library of Tamegroute. JNANE-DAR stands out for his restful location and his individual charm.
In the Kasbah are located
- five homely and charming double rooms with toilet and shower
- four double rooms with common showers + toilets outside
In the garden you find
- several tents of nomads, and a Caidal-tent, which invite you to take a rest, to relax or to take your meals
- there are other nomad-tents to sleep in
Culinary and other offers in the oasis
Enjoy the place of rest in this Oasis of an Oasis; try our tea with mint, the Arabic coffee or other drinks. In the Kuschk (Pavilion), at the terrace or in one of the tents we offer traditional Moroccan dishes. One of our specialities is the original Mechoui, we serve after ordering one day before.
We organise as well Folklore, if you order in advance. You may swim in the irrigation basin, in case we have enough water to fill it. The doors of the parking are closed at night.
The oasis Tamegroute
Tamegroute is a little Oasis in the valley of the river Draa, 18 km in the south of Zagora. She is well known in the whole country for its typical green glossed pottery and for the Zaouia of the Naciri-botherhood with its famous library.
In the library you find 4000 books of enormous value beginning with the 12th century up to the 16th century, containing handwritings of the Koran, an antic map of Cairo, illustrated manuscripts of poetry, texts of astronomy and astrology, medicine, anatomy and agriculture, dictionaries and biographies or books about mathematic and geometry. Some copies are illustrated with gold, others written on the leader of gazelle.
The library developed in the 17th century, when Mohammed Ibn Nasser founded a brotherhood, which is named of him. A Koran-school belongs to the place. In the Zaouia next to the library takes the brotherhood care of sick and poor peoples, living in the courtyard. The mausoleum shows an old beautiful door.