Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

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Founded by a painter and developed by a fashion designer, Jardin Majorelle is a 4.8 hectare (12 acre) site in which nature and art intertwine. A striking blue villa sits at the heart of the botanical garden, filled with numerous water features and over 300 plant species from around the world. Developed over a period of 40 years by the painter Jacques Majorelle, and bought in 1980 by designer Yves Saint-Laurent, the garden includes a museum of Islamic art. Plan a Marrakech trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • A festival of colors (blue and yellow buildings - various green of the vegetation). A real pleasure to the eyes to wander in the garden. The Berber Museum is also very interesting. Unfortunately, the Museum Yves St Laurent was closed for work.
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  • Nothing out of the ordinary. Park with cacti and Blue House in the Center. People of darkness! Turn minutes to 30. From an interesting monument of Saint Laurent. That's all there is to it!
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  • The gardens are very beautiful. Nice interview with beautiful varieties of cactus. The Museum brings knowledge on the Berbers but is for my taste too repetitive in the exhibits and could be even larger
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  • The Majorelle Garden-Marrakech,Morocco🇲🇦️😍 -The Majorelle Garden (French: Jardin Majorelle, Arabic: حديقة ماجوريل‎ hadiqat mmajuril, Berber languages: ⵓⵔⵜⵉ ⵎⴰⵊⵓⵔⵉⵍ urti majuril) is a two and half acre botanical garden and artist's landscape garden in Marrakech, Morocco. It was created by French Orientalist artist, Jacques Majorelle over almost forty years, starting in 1923 and features a Cubist villa designed by French architect, Paul Sinoir in the 1930s. The property was the residence of the artist and his wife from 1923 until their divorce in the 1950s. In the 1980s, the property was purchased by fashion designers, Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé who worked to restore it. Today the garden and villa complex is open to the public. The villa houses the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech, the Berber Museum and has recently opened the Musee Yves Saint Laurent. -El Jardín Majorelle en francés : Jardin Majorelle, es un jardín botánico de Marrakech (Marruecos). Fue diseñado por el artista expatriado francés Jacques Majorelle en 1924, durante el periodo colonial en el cual Marruecos estuvo administrado por Francia.En 1919 el pintor francés Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) (hijo del célebre artista ebanista y diseñador de Art nouveau Louis Majorelle de Nancy) se instala en la medina de Marrakech (en aquel tiempo protectorado francés) del que cae enamorado de las luces, de los colores, de los olores, de los ruidos, de la arquitectura, de los habitantes, del zoco, de la kasbah ... En 1922 compra una finca de palmeras en el borde del palmeral de Marrakech donde en 1931, hace construir por el arquitecto Paul Sinoir, su chalet estilo Art déco de una asombrosa modernidad, inspirada en Le Corbusier y en el Palacio de la Bahía de Marrakech. Consta de su vivienda principal en el primer piso y el gran taller del artista en el bajo para pintar sus inmensos decorados. -Le jardin Majorelle est un jardin botanique touristique d'environ 3000 espèces sur près d'1 hectare (10 000 m2), une villa art déco labellisée Maisons des Illustres depuis 2011, et un musée de l'Histoire des Berbères, à Marrakech au Maroc. Le jardin est baptisé du nom de son fondateur, l'artiste peintre français Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962), qui l'a créé en 1931, en s'inspirant des oasis, jardin islamique et jardin espagnol-hispano-mauresque. Acheté par Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé en 1980, il appartient à ce jour à la Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, et est un des hauts lieux du tourisme au Maroc avec près de 600 000 visiteurs annuels. En 1919 le peintre français Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) (fils du célèbre ébéniste artiste décorateur art nouveau Louis Majorelle de Nancy) s'installe durant le protectorat français au Maroc, dans la médina de Marrakech, dont il tombe amoureux. En 1922 il achète une palmeraie en bordure de celle de Marrakech, au nord-ouest de la médina, et à partir de l'été 1929, il fait construire par le cabinet d'architectes Poisson & Paul Sinoir, une villa-atelier d'artiste, de style architecture mauresque / art déco d’une étonnante modernité pour l'époque, inspirée de l'oeuvre de l'architecte Le Corbusier. Il y aménage son habitation principale au premier étage, ainsi qu'un vaste atelier d'artiste au rez-de-chaussée pour peindre ses immenses décors
  • A must visit if you are in Marrakech! This 2.5 acres garden was a baby of French painter Jacques Majorelle in 1950. It is filled with exotic plants from many countries. Walking inside the shade of trees and plants is very refreshing. Pay attention on the color blue used in many structure on the garden as it is a special mix of blue called Majorelle blue (and patented!) Do visit the Berber museum, housed in a small building washed in Majorelle blue. This place shows a beautiful collection of Berber culture including jewelries (additional fee applied) Do come early around 8 before the tourists swarm the place.
  • I advise arriving to Jardin Majorelle early before the line gathers. It's an immensely popular tourist destination for good reason, but once it gets packed then you lose a bit of the serenity of the gardens. The museum and gardens are indeed wonderful, and filled to the brim with lush plant life collected from all over the world. It should absolutely be on your top to-do list in Marrakech... just try to go in the off-hours.
  • Like some reviews already mentioned this is not a large gardens but it is very dense and well taken care of. It’s possible to do the whole garden in 20 minutes or in 1,5 hour if you like plants. Marvelous garden. Take your time to walk around, sit down and enjoy.
  • Yves Saint Laurent's picturesque gardens. Beautiful cactus garden and eclectic museum in Marrakech. Love the bright blue walls against the usual red of the city. Definitely try to visit early in the day to beat the crowds. Quite a relaxing spot in the bustling city.
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