Wednesday, May 23, 2012

French Influence in Morocco

Today we'll be talking about the influence of France in Moroccan culture. Morocco's location and bountiful natural resources have long made it a sought after land by many European nations, including France. Cultural exchange between France and Morocco dates as far back as the 10th century, when French monk Gerbert d'Aurillac studied Islamic culture at the University of Al-Qarawiyyin in the city of Fes. French influence would become a mainstay in Morocco, with the adoption of the French language for use in foreign trade and business. France also held colonial power in Morocco until independence in 1956. Today relations between France and Morocco remain friendly and are based largely on tourism and economic trade.

For a taste of Moroccan cuisine and live entertainment, visit Morocco's Restaurant Mountain View. Check the calendar of events at

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