Tamegroute has a unique atmosphere, due to the maze of little underground streets crisscrossing it. It is here in this semi-darkness that the potters make their highly prized work. Be sure to visit their quarter. Note also that Tamegroute is home to Zaouïa Nassiriya, which is still a functioning religious school. The koranic school library contains over 4 000 volumes, including a Koran written on gazelle skin dating back to the 11C.