Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

July 24, 2018 5:39 am by ramsaystirling
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Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

These gardens are lovely! I also enjoyed the Berber Museum and the Yves St. Laurent Museum. The only downside of the gardens is all the people taking selfies. Get there early or late in the day to miss the crowds!

Not that i know of.. we went there by taxi from the hotel (middle of the old town) and asked the same driver to pick us up …. this for 140 dirham. Therefore i won’t risk driving with my car in that traffic because that’s just insane for European standards.

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During his lifetime, Majorelle earned a reputation as a celebrated Orientalist painter. Though Majorelle’s watercolors are largely forgotten today, the gardens remain as his creative masterpiece. The special shade of bold cobalt blue, inspired by the coloured tiles he had seen around Marrakech and in Berber burn-houses, was used extensively in the garden and its buildings and is named after him, bleu Majorelle—Majorelle Blue.[5][6] Prior to his death, Majorelle patented the colour which carries his name.

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Majorelle Garden’s cactus collection, with Villa in the background

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The garden proved costly to run and in 1947, Majorelle opened the garden to the public with an admission fee designed to defray the cost of maintenance.[3] At times, he sold off parcels of land to fund the growing garden. Following his divorce in the 1950s, Majorelle was forced to sell the house and land. After this, the garden was neglected and fell into disrepair. The garden and villa were rediscovered in the 1980s, by fashion designers, Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé who set about restoring it and saving it.[4]

It was much lovelier than we expected although it doesn’t take much more than 10 minutes to see the whole thing but if you get the all inclusive ticket that covers the Berber and the Yves Saint Laurent museum it is very much worth it…More

A tropical garden in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the hot, sweaty city! Well worth a visit, although you can quite easily get around the whole place in an hour without rushing. Lots of photo ops, be ready to queue for the…More

Dans ses allées ombragées, on y déambule au milieu d’arbres et de plantes exotiques dont l’origine fait rêver, on y longe des chemins d’eau au murmure rafraîchissant et des bassins emplis de nénuphars et de lotus ; on y entend dans l’air aux fragrances ici et là sucrées le bruissement des feuilles et le pépiement des nombreux oiseaux venus s’y refugier, on s’y arrête, au détour d’un chemin, devant un bâtiment au charme mauresque ou au style Art Déco, étonnamment peint de couleurs primaires très vives dominées par le bleu intense vu dans l’Atlas par l’artiste. On y est apaisé et ensorcelé par l’harmonie de ce tableau luxuriant et vivant où les sens sont délicatement sollicités pour offrir une promenade magique, hors de la ville animée pourtant si proche, dans l’enceinte protégée par les hauts murs de terre, hors du temps.

The garden was owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé between 1980 and 2008. After Yves Saint Laurent died in 2008 his ashes were scattered in the Majorelle Garden.[13]

The gardens and buildings form a complex, where specific buildings are dedicated to various museums and exhibits of interest to visitors. The gardens, which cover two and half acres, are open to the public daily and house an important collection of cacti and sculpture. The villa is home to the Berber Museum and also features a collection of Majorelle’s paintings.[7] Majorelle’s former studio workshop has become the location of the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech which features a collection of North African textiles from Saint-Laurent’s personal collection as well as ceramics and jewelry. [8]

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Beautiful gardens very well shaded from the heat and although it was 40 degrees everyone still found it pleasant taking a walk around this Ysl garden,the Berber museum although not huge very interesting with its Berber fashion and antiquities not to be missed.

Not that i know of.. we went there by taxi from the hotel (middle of the old town) and asked the same driver to pick us up …. this for 140 dirham. Therefore i won’t risk driving with my car in that traffic because that’s… More

In 1923, just four years after his marriage to Andrée Longueville, Majorelle purchased a four-acre plot, situated on the border of a palm grove in Marrakech and built a house in the Mooroccan style. In 1931, he commissioned the architect, Paul Sinoir, to design a Cubist villa for the property. Gradually, he purchased additional land, extending his holding by some 10 acres. In the grounds around the residence, Majorelle began planting a luxuriant garden which would become known as the Jardins Majorelle (Majorelle Garden). The garden became his life’s work and he devoted himself to developing it for almost forty years.[2]

1 History 2 Gardens and complex 3 Organisation and management 4 Gallery 5 Yves Saint-Laurent 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

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Nicely designed and maintained gardens, similar to those of Generalife in Granada, Spain. It’s a good place to recoup from the intensity of the market atmosphere.

Enjoyable gardens with colorful doors and windows. Nice to wander through and see the flowers and frogs on lily pads. Great spot for photos and within the city and easy to get to.

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The Majorelle Garden (French: Jardin Majorelle, Arabic: حديقة ماجوريل‎ hadiqat mmajuril, Berber languages: ⵓⵔⵜⵉ ⵎⴰⵊⵓⵔⵉⵍ urti majuril) is a two and half acre botanical garden and artist’s landscape garden in Marrakech, Morocco. It was created by French Orientalist artist, Jacques Majorelle over almost forty years, starting in 1923 and features a Cubist villa designed by French architect, Paul Sinoir in the 1930s. The property was the residence of the artist and his wife from 1923 until their divorce in the 1950s. In the 1980s, the property was purchased by fashion designers, Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé who worked to restore it. Today the garden and villa complex is open to the public. The villa houses the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech, the Berber Museum and has recently opened the Musee Yves Saint Laurent.

A must visit in Marrakech. Excellent example of tropical trees and fauna in a perfect setting. YSL has stamped his mark here so be prepared to purchase some exquisite gifts. Definitely worth a visit – morning the best time to avoid the heat.

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Le Jardin Majorelle à Marrakech est l’un des endroits les plus visités du Maroc. Il a fallu quarante ans au peintre français Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) pour créer, avec passion, ce lieu enchanteur, aujourd’hui au cœur de la ville rouge.

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Development of the garden complex is ongoing. Profits from the gardens are used to fund new projects. In October 2017, the Musee Yves Saint Laurent was opened to the public as a tribute to the designer’s legacy and his links with Marrakech. [9] The gardens are a major tourist drawcard in Marrakech, attracting more than 700,000 visitors annually. [10]

The garden hosts more than 15 bird species that are endemic to North Africa. It has many fountains, and a notable collection of cacti.[5]

Established 1923Location Marrakesh, MoroccoCoordinates Coordinates: 31°38′34″N 8°00′11″W / 31.64278°N 8.00306°W / 31.64278; -8.00306Type Art museum GardenKey holdings Berber Museum, Islamic Art Museum, Musée Yves Saint LaurentCollections Berber art, Islamic art, Haute coutureFounder Jacques Majorelle

Categories: Buildings and structures completed in 1924Gardens in MoroccoBuildings and structures in MarrakeshMuseums in MoroccoFountains in MoroccoMoroccan cultureLandscape design historyTourist attractions in MarrakeshCactus gardens

See also[edit] Cubism Orientalism References[edit] External links[edit] Wikimedia Commons has media related to Majorelle Garden. Jardin Majorelle website

Beautiful gardins and art collection. Restaurant was a solid 4/5. Line was long to get in, which took a bit away from a relaxing experience but definitely worth it

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This place is a must to visit, the colors and combination with nature is great. Try to visit in the morning

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Since 2010, the property has been owned by the Foundation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, a French not-for-profit organisation and since 2011 has been managed by the Foundation Jardin Majorelle, a recognized non-profit organization in Marrakech.[11] Pierre Bergé was the director of the Garden’s Foundation until his death in September, 2017. [12]

As I said, worth a visit. Doesn’t take long to walk around but it’s very quiet, peaceful and beautiful and if you’re in Marrakesh its something to tick off the list.

The garden is small, but it is such a peaceful place and unique. Well worth a visit! A great place to take photos, . It has a lovely gift shop also

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The Majorelle Garden was designed by the French artist, Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962), son of the Art Nouveau ébéniste (cabinet-maker) of Nancy, Louis Majorelle. As a young aspiring painter, Jacques Majorelle was sent to Morocco in around 1917 to convalesce from a serious medical condition. After spending a short time in Casablanca, he travelled to Marrakech and like many of his contemporaries, fell in love with the vibrant colours and street life he found there. After travelling around North Africa and the Mediterranean, he eventually decided to settle permanently in Marrakech. [1]

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