Welcome to Cafe Tissardmine, a cultural retreat and guest house in the Moroccan Sahara.
Tissardmine is a place of tranquility, a place for inspiration, a place for discovery.


camp and rooms

Situated in an oasis, this tiny traditional Berber village comprising of 15 houses, is perched on the edge of one of the Sahara’s most extraordinary natural phenomenons, Erg Chebbi, a large dune stretching 22 kms long and 5 kms wide and peaking up to 150 metres high. Formed by wind blown sand, Erg Chebbi is celebrated for its unique golden-orange sand formations that start at the most northern tip of the Sahara and undulate across Morocco to Tomboctou. find out more about us…

What’s New(s)

the gang heads off (camels are just to the left...)

2014 is nearly over so have a look at what we are planning for 2015…

we continue to run courses, artist-in-residence program and play host to travellers and visitors, hope you will be amongst that number in 2015.

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Cultural Programme

Whether you are a practising artist, a traveller with a creative soul or just a curious being, at Cafe Tissardmine we provide an environment that is restful, inspirational and sometimes even challenging. Cafe Tissardmine runs art retreats led by published authors and professional photographers, suitable for anyone with a desire to write or take photos;  practising artists  may consider applying to our artist-in-residence program; and for travellers wanting a break from routine and engage more closely with the local culture check out what we offer on the excursions and adventures page. Make your own holiday at your own pace…


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