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Majorelle Garden

MAJORELLE GARDEN

This has to be the most beautiful garden in the city. It entrances lovers of nature and birds of all kinds.
The origin of this botanical garden goes back to Jacques Majorelle, a famous French painter from the beginning of the 20th century.
Upon discovering Marrakech, he fell in love with Morocco, its bright colours, the Berber architecture, civilisation and way of life.
He took up residence in the "red city" and developed his botanical garden where he grew exotic plants amongst ponds and ceramic decorations.
The garden adopted the colour "Majorelle blue", which the artist had created to express the depth and intensity of the ocean.
The botanical garden is considered by its creator as his main work, to which he devoted his whole life.
It opened its doors to the public in 1947. The Majorelle gardens were later taken over by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint-Laurent who acquired this bit of paradise to protect it and ensure its sustainability. The latter’s ashes were scattered in the gardens after his death.
This oriental garden is a must-see to escape from the city and to enjoy the cooing of birds and the tinkling water of its fountains.


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