Fodor's Expert Review Majorelle Garden

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The Jardin Majorelle was created by the French painter Louis Majorelle, who lived in Marrakesh between 1922 and 1962. It then passed into the hands of another Marrakesh lover, the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. If you've just come from the desert, it's a sight for sore eyes, with green bamboo thickets, lily ponds, and an electric-blue gazebo. There's also a fascinating Berber Museum housed within the painter's former studio, with a permanent exhibit of tribal jewelry, costumes, weapons, ceramics, and rustic household tools and implements. There is also a museum shop, and a delightful café. The Yves Saint Laurent Museum, which opened in late 2017, is next door. Try to visit the gardens in the early morning before the tour groups—you'll hear the chirruping of sparrows rather than the chatter of humans.

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Av. Yacoub el Mansour
Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz  Morocco

0524-31–30–47

www.jardinmajorelle.com

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Rate Includes: Garden 70 DH, museum 30 DH

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