The name of the village
Comes from a Marabout woman recognized as holy by her kindness and the powers that were attributed to her, people came to pray and make offerings on her mausoleum, reputed to bring fertility to women in difficulty of procreation and her Zaouïa "mausoleum" was covered by the lake of the dam, the population is mainly Berber-speaking.
Today this name is given to the village and to a water point located upstream of the mountain, The legend says that the source is mentioned in the Koran in sura XVIII of the Cave which highlights the history of 7 sleepers.
Young Christians from Ephesus whom God plunged into a mystical sleep after they were walled in a cave by Pagans, there are also 7 tombs lined up next to the source, in the village of Amizmiz, which seem confirm this legend for the inhabitants as for the visitors in search of mystical stories.
The city is located under the Lalla Takarkoust dam, built between 1929 and 1935 under the name of Cavagnac dam for the irrigation of the Haouz plain and the production of electrical energy, on the wadi n'Fiss, a tributary of the 'Oued Tensift taking its source in the High Atlas and creating a reservoir of 7Km long.
The dam was raised by 9m between 1978 and 1980 to alleviate significant siltation and increase hydroelectric power production from 10 to 15 million kWh and the irrigated area from 5,000 to 9,800 hectares.
More recently, the development of sporting and artistic activities on Lake Lalla Takerkoust has contributed to the city's tourist growth.
In 2014 the population amounted to 4,080 inhabitants, many inhabitants of Marrakech have taken the habit of going there for the day to escape the great heat and bathe in the lake, where swimming is officially prohibited but motorized aquatic activities authorized such as Jet-Skiing and many others.
The Ô LAC Restaurant
Is located on the edge of the lake Lalla Takerkoust with the peaks of the Atlas Mountains as a backdrop and at the gates of the arid Desert of Agafay,
at only 35Km from Marrakech.
It is the ideal place to relax and take a deep breath of fresh air on the panoramic terrace or the lounge and the garden, every little corner of our restaurant allows you to enjoy the exceptional view that is offered to you for a pleasant escape in a comfortable setting.
We will be pleased to welcome you from Wednesday to Sunday,
from 10H00 a.m. to 4H30 p.m.
closed on Mondays & Tuesday
Come and have breakfast or lunch at the time you want and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Lake and the Atlas Mountains in the background.
Having traveled the world, the conductor offers you a diversified cuisine rich in flavors, Moroccan, Italian, French, Mexican through Switzerland.
Our products are fresh local and 100% homemade
There is something for everyone, everything is in place for a taste getaway and have one of the best moments of your day!
Nature lovers and greedy,
it's time TO join us
AT 35Km from MarrakeSh
To join us
Copy this GPS position: 31 ° 21'07.9 "N 8 ° 07'50.5" W
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