Yves Saint-Laurent’s Majorelle Garden in Marrakech

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Marrakech you should visit the beautiful Majorelle Garden. The Majorelle Garden is an artistic botanical garden designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s. Back then, Morocco was still a protectorate of France.


The garden is famous for the vibrant blue paint that Majorelle used on the garden and its buildings. The special shade of bold cobalt blue has been named after him: bleu Majorelle (Majorelle Blue).


The garden has been open to the public since 1947. In 1980, Yves Saint-Laurent and his partner Bergé took over the Garden. After passing away in 2008, Saint-Laurent’s ashes were scattered in the Majorelle Garden as his last wish.


You can visit YSL’s memorial in the garden to pay respect to one fashion’s greatest creative minds. Another place to visit in the garden is the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech where you can see North African textiles from Yves Saint-Laurent’s personal collection, ceramics, jewelry and paintings by Majorelle. I can guarantee you that you won’t be bored!


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