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Au Petit Bonhomme La Chance

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Address: 30 Rue Laalouj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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An oasis in Essaouira

Habiba is just the nicest lady. I had a cold and was wandering about in the medina and found her shop. She gave me tea, some peppermint crystals and nigella seeds to sniff in a... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
hillie42
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UK
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69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Habiba is just the nicest lady. I had a cold and was wandering about in the medina and found her shop. She gave me tea, some peppermint crystals and nigella seeds to sniff in a piece of fabric - wonderful! Her shop does all kinds of wonderful smelling things from spices, to blocks of scent and henna tattoos. It was... More 

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manchester
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71 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I have always gone to Habibi for my henna and never once had a problem. On my first visit to Essaouira I went to a place on the corner of the ramparts and ended up in hospital. They did the natural brown henna and then put chemicals on top and put cling film over it and said it would turn... More 

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Took my four daughters here for henna while in Essaouira. Habiba the owner was extremely kind and came out to find us when we had trouble locating her shop. (Which is just opposite the museum). All in all a great experience and girls all happy. She has a lot of designs on her phone which you can choose from. Or... More 

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Thank Najeeb A
Greater London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I had a black one stretched from shoulder to my elbow.(There is no mention of allergy testing.) Within 24hrs the whole thing was eating through my layers of skin, fluid running everywhere,doctor out twice to re-dress wounds,flew home where the hospital have taken over.A week on,they're still re-dressing every 48 hours. They have even talked about skin grafts,at best, bad... More 

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Thank michael m
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

First of all the lady who runs the shop is so friendly and nice. My friend got a bit of a cold and she recommended some tea for the fever. She makes beautiful henna tattoos and there is something for every price range. Tattoos do itch a little because of the lemon juce in it, but it's natural and nothing... More 

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1 Thank Katri J
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

We popped in here to buy the obligatory spice presents and the charming lady in the shop explained everything very thoroughly, we also picked up some pigments and hair oil during the same visit. Christmas shopping done in 30 minutes. Heartily recommended!

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Thank Allyrob
Tokyo
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98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014

You should visit Habiba! She is the best lady I ever met here. sweet smile, warm character, can speak English, and super fashionable!!! I got Henna tattoo here, Habiba gave me some awesome ideas of design. I love her, and this shop, really want to visit on next trip to Essaouira.

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Madina Munawara
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Next month, I should visit Au petit bonhomme. I wish to have the chance to do it. i d love to visit habiba, I m very proud of her as a person & what she is providing to enrich the Moroccan tradition. I couldn t miss a special cup of tea...Argan...I m sure I ll appreciate her hospitality that I... More 

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Thank brahim e
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2011

Felt so welcome at this place recommended by a nearby restaurant. Fixed prices, warm welcome, and tons of honest and useful advice - basically unlike any other place in Essaouira or Morroco. Prices might be a tad higher on spices but it's so worth it - excellent service, great spices and importantly, labels with the name of the spice! Bought... More 

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3 Thank HenryGL
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2011

Loved going to visit Habiba and discovering all the Argan products, make up tricks (Khol, Berber lipstick). Sitting, laughing, drinking Royal Tea. I couldn't help but brought some home and presents for friends. Habiba is so full of life that going to" Au Petit Bonhomme La Chance" became a routine and a highlight of the walks around the amazing Medina... More 

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