SOLAR Village Essaouira​

A place for sharing traditional know-how with the argan tree at the center

Project presentation

In its origins in 2017, the ‘Solar Village’ is a rural electrification project in the village of Idmjahdi, in partnership with the French cosmetic brand Le Petit Olivier and the Intermarché retail chain.

Recognized as the ‘First Solar Village in Africa,’ it has now transformed into a true community space that values traditional know-how, starting with women: argan transformation, sale of artisanal products, a restaurant, youth education, and an argan tree garden and nursery.

In just 6 years, the project has grown from involving 20 to over 300 families.



Lunch under the tent with products from the argan tree and the Solar Village’s vegetable garden: the blending of tradition and modernity.

Homestay accommodation

Immersive experience in a traditional rural house.

Sleeping in the village and contemplating the starry sky.

Sightseeing tours

Hiking in the argan tree groves

Guided tours of Morocco’s oldest sugar refinery in Ida Ougourd


Argan crushing workshops.

Bread and tea preparation workshop.

Embroidery workshop.



First immersion within the Solar Village with our partners who came to meet us from France and also from Essaouira :

  • Inauguration of the restaurant and nursery.
  • Signing partnership agreements with Essaouira Mogador and the Agdal-Mogador Cooperative for rural tourism.

Come visit us at our premises

behind riad les 1001 Fleurs,
Route Ibachratene, Ounagha, Essaouira
« Hand in hand, we aspire to be ambassadors of our rural territory:
showcasing our hospitality, the quality of our cuisine, and its products »