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Majorelle Garden Morocco - A Calming Charm In The Craziness

Majorelle Garden Marrakech
Majorelle Garden - An Artist’s Dream and Botanical Paradise

Majorelle Garden is a beautiful jewel hiding in the bustling streets and souks of Marrakech. It was first built by French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962). It took him forty years to produce this true masterpiece which was so famous that even surpassed that of his paintings.

The garden opened to the public in 1947, but severely deteriorated after his death in 1962. The garden was later purchased by fashion designer Yves St. Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé. It was meticulously restored with mixed Moorish and tropical flavour.

Majorelle Garden intrigues the world with its distinctive color: Majorelle blue in contrast with bright yellow. The intense cobalt accents the buildings, fountains, and edges of the garden. The garden is also a collection of exotic bamboo, cactuses and palms from around the world.

Today, Jardin Majorelle is one of the most visited sites in Morocco. Majorelle Garden is open daily year-round. Both the garden and the next door museum are wheelchair accessible. The complex includes a gallery of Yves Saint Laurent’s artwork and an elegant gift shop. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are preferable for visiting Marrakech, as midsummer temperatures in the Red City routinely reach 100°F (38°C). Visit during early mornings or late afternoons to avoid the heaviest crowds. Admission to the Majorelle Garden (jardinmajorelle.com) is 70 dirham (40dh for Moroccan citizen or resident) and admission to the museum an additional 30 dirham. Kids under 12 are free. The tickets can now be purchased online.

We know due to the coronavirus pandemic and travel restriction, you can not visit it physically now. We - Sahara Sky Tours (www.saharaskytours.com) want to give you a virtual tour of this beautiful garden. Hope you can be soothed and enchanted by the harmony of this luxuriant and vivid imagery at this challenging time.

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