Majorelle garden (Yves Saint Laurent garden)
Majorelle is a lush garden with hundreds of species of plants. It surrounds A beautiful Moorish villa. The decor is dominated by primary colors inspired by the culture and nature of Morocco. The work is a canvas, 3 dimensions, of its creator Jacques Majorelle.
The Majorelle Garden is one of the best things to see in Marrakech. Entry to the Majorelle garden is possible every day and It is easy to access from Médina.
One of the bests marrakech tourist attractions.
The Majorelle garden is a place of peace and tranquility in the heart of the bustling modern city of Marrakech. it is one of the most visited tourist sites in the ocher city and has more than 600,000 visitors a year.
The garden of Majorelle was built in 1923 by the French artist Jacques Majorelle.It took its current form when it was bought and restored by Pierre Berger and the celebrated French couturier Yves Saint Laurent.And that’s why many of its visitors call it “Yves Saint Laurent’s gardens“.
Majorelle Garden: A heritage of a city andan artist.
It is on Upon entry, we feel the presence of the soul of an artist in the area. In the middle, a seizing blue detached house, a color, that today, is categorized under the label “Majorelle Blue” or “Yves Saint Laurent blue”.
The Garden is designed according to the “Arab Garden” style: Geometry, symmetry and omnipresence of the sounds of the water flow.
The flower beds are decorated with many colors (tropicals flowers, hibiscus geranium …). There are also bamboos, cypresses, varieties of palm trees and some 2000 species of cacti.
The smell of its visitor is delighted by the scent of jasmine, orange blossom, daffodils, mint …
The former workshop of the artist Jacques Majorelle is converted into a museum of Berber and Islamic art, they also include some engravings representing landscapes of Morocco drawn by the painter himself.
The museum is open every day. The schedule varies according to the periods of the year as follows:
- October 1st to April 30th: 8h to 17h30.
- May 1st to September 30th: 8am to 6pm.
- Ramadan month: 9am to 5pm.
- The basic price is: 70Dh for the garden and 30Dh extra to visit the museum.
- DiscountsFor more details Consult the official website of Majorelle Gardens.
How to access it?
The site of Majorelle Gardens is easily accessible on foot from the medina. The best is to plan your visit in the middle of the itinerary of a walk, including the medina, the gardens and the modern district (district Guéliz).
If not, the district of Majorelle is well served by all types of public transport (Taxi, public buses, bus touristic tour, carriages …).