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Although it smells you are given mint and the tour was very interesting and informative. Tour guide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Saskia A
You have to get over the smell & the sight of sheepskins at various stages of the process.....

but as long as you can do those two things - and understand enough French to cobble together what... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Taroudant, Morocco
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it smells you are given mint and the tour was very interesting and informative. Tour guide doesn't force you to buy his stuff merely shows you which makes you more comfortable!

Thank Saskia A
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

but as long as you can do those two things - and understand enough French to cobble together what is explained - the tour is worth it if you are interested in leather (I combine leather work with my felt, so I have an interest...More

Thank vermontfelter
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

The Tanneries at Taroudant is one of the places you really should visit - but may well regret visiting. The aroma of freshly tanned animal skins is all-pervading and the chemical used did no favours for our western lungs - recovering from pneumonia. Catch them...More

Thank harleyg98
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Very interesting site, great tour (if you can stand the smell). Great craftmansship and excellent prices. Other than some reviewers write, they only have cow, sheep, and dromedar fur. They also sell cow fur PAINTED as zebras and leopards, which we found a great idea,...More

Thank jugjay
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

Not just another factory tour. A taste for all your senses, overwhelming, odoriferous, and quite an eyeful. The guides of course take you to their favorite bazaar shop to view the finished leather products. They need their commission from the shopkeeper, so be aware the...More

Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

We stopped off with our horse and carriage for a guided tour of the tanneries. A young Berber man from the Atlas showed us around and explained the processes. It was a bit smelly but armed with a few sprigs of mint we were not...More

Thank Chris J
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

They have rare animals in there and it's not a pleasant sight. I don't know how they get away having rare dead species in there.

1  Thank lotuspods
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Don't go if you mind about the source of leather! We were greeted by a most helpful man who talked us through this ancient process(in English!) It's a co operatives so we enjoyed buying a few things at th end of the "tour".

Thank margaret p
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

Not exactly hygienic but interesting and worth a visit . You can see the process from raw skin to finished product

Thank Julia K
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Reviewed April 24, 2016

You can make just a brief visit here, or you can spend a longer time really exploring and learning about the 'tanning' process. The latter option is not for the 'squeamish' , but very worthwhile,. And, yes, you will need your sprig of mint. No...More

1  Thank Genista
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