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

Reviewed 25 July 2018
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 2 May 2018
vermont usa
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Taroudant, Morocco
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the smell was too much for 2 of our party although we were given a sprig of mint ! it didn't bother the other 3 ! interesting and the shopping there is very good--interesting leather goods at bargain prices

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank The G
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We stayed there for few minutes only, it smells really bad and you can see the animals there. We did not try to buy anything because we could not stand how dirty it was.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lucas S
Reviewed 25 July 2018

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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Saskia A
Reviewed 2 May 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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank vermontfelter
Reviewed 26 March 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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank harleyg98
Reviewed 5 February 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jugjay
Reviewed 26 November 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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 7 November 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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Monda15
Reviewed 22 July 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank lotuspods
Reviewed 14 March 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".

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank margaret p
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