L'Echappée belle, a Berber stopover not to be missed
Here is an Agadir shop that will change you kilim rugs, leather mules and jackets, thuja objects and other usual souvenirs of Moroccan craftsmanship. L'Echappée belle, Berber stopover, while not denying local ties, made in the contemporary gift chosen with care and insight by the hostess, the French Isabelle de Balathier.
L'Echappée belle is located in the heart of the old Talborj district, which partly withstood the 1960 earthquake and retains its soul. It can be reached in 50 minutes from the Jardin aux Etoiles . If you are coming by car, park in the small car park next to the Bahia hotel .
A charming nest
The brand sets the tone: the graphic style is Parisian. Here, however, no ex-colonizer morgue! The manager is friendly. She has woven an exclusive network of suppliers, most of them located in southern Morocco, which she knows like the back of her hand, from Tafraout to Marrakech , from Essaouira to Agadir.
Over the years, she has built a charming nest, which is distinguished by a marked feminine touch.
Very diverse objects
You will find a wide variety of objects there, which our photos review: customized baskets, revisited beldi stools, cushions, photos, felt slippers, bags, accessories and furniture in inner tubes and tires, but also homemade jams, tablecloths, table runners, bibs and baby shoes, honey, local products.
The prices are reasonable, considering the quality offered. They are in a range of 50 euro cents to 100 €, or even more for certain creations. Opening hours: 10 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Credit cards not accepted. Telephone + 212 6 78 74 22 27.
Isabelle de Balathier also offers excursions in southern Morocco, upon prior registration.
In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
About fifty minutes from the Jardin aux Etoiles. Prefer the expressway!
Chacun d'eux est une pièce unique.
Les pneus de voiture se transforment de la meilleure des manières.
Dont des confitures préparées par la patronne.
Ils contribuent à donner une touche authentique à l'ensemble.
Peu, mais bien...
Il est possible de commander de multiples assemblages de tissus et de motifs brodés.
L'Echappée belle fête ses cinq ans. Photo Selim Lahrech