The Moroccan Gastronomy Week kicked off on Tuesday, November 12, in the heart of the Palais du Luxembourg, Senate headquarters in Paris.
Moroccan culinary art is in the spotlight at the famous Palais du Luxembourg in Paris, on the occasion of the Moroccan Gastronomy Week.
Organized at the initiative of the France-Morocco friendship group in the French Senate, with the support of the Moroccan Embassy in Paris and the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT), this event was launched on Tuesday, November 12, in the presence of several personalities such as the Minister of Tourism, Crafts, Air Transport and Social Economy, Nadia Fettah Alaoui, the French Secretary of State for Persons with Disabilities, Sophie Cluzel, the former French Minister of Foreign Affairs Hubert Védrine, but also the President of the National Foundation of Museums of Morocco, Mehdi Qotbi.
Gastronomy is an essential lever to develop tourism and make a country known in its geographical diversity and its historical richness, said the minister during the launch, highlighting the efforts made by the Moroccan authorities to allow Moroccan gastronomy to execute its full role in the development of national tourism, which represents the second largest contributor to national GDP and has generated some 550,000 direct jobs in 2018.
As part of this week, senators and officials of the French Senate and visitors will have the opportunity to taste and enjoy traditional Moroccan dishes that are famous internationally.