Majorelle Garden - Yves Saint Laurent - Marrakech

Majorelle Garden Marrakech

Majorelle garden,
French: jardin Majorelle
Arabic: حديقة ماجوريل
Berber(Amazigh):ⵓⵔⵜⵉ ⵎⴰⵊⵓⵔⵉⵍ (urti majuril)

Majorelle Garden Yves Saint Laurent in video:


Majorelle Garden is simply a botanical garden created in 1923 by the French artist Jaques Majorelle.. It is located in Marrakech, Morocco, in about two and half acre. It also has the villa where the artist lived with his wife and that was designed by a French architect called Paul Sinoir in the 30s of last century. The garden took over 40 years to be established. After their divorced, the garden was not taken care of properly.. But in the 80s, it was purchased by two fashion designers: Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé, since then it was restored and became the masterpiece that visitor could enjoy visiting today.. pools full of water lilies and lotus flowers.. plants and flowers of exotic origins.. The passion that the French painter Jacques Majorelle has when he was creating the garden.. The Moorish style of the buildings.. The astonishingly vibrant primary colors.. The intense blue inspired by the Atlas mountains.. All these factors has made the majorelle garden one of the most visited sites in Marrakech.. without forgetting of course the artistic touch of the 2 designers Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé..
Today, the villa houses the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech, the Berber Museum and has recently opened the Musee Yves Saint Laurent.

How to get there:
Majorelle is lovated in the heart center of Marrakech, about 10 mins walking from Marrakech bus station, about 10-15 mins drive from the train station or the old medina "Jamaa Elfna square". You can get there from anywhere just by walking, or you can take the horse carriage, or in a small yellow taxi (but be careful, always ask for the price beforehand)

If you want a calm peaceful visit of the garden it is better to go there early, as it tends to get very busy and you will have to wait in a very longue queue. Once it gets too crowded it becomes very hard to take good pictures of the beautiful blue-yellow places without other people being in the frame. We suggest going there first thing in the morning, the visit starts at around 8:30 am.
Or if you have a local tour guide you can skip the line and just enter directly (local guides don't have to pay an enterence fee)

The prices varies depending on what do you want to include, there's a ticket for the garden only, the berber museum, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum and a combination of the whole thing. 
up to the making of this video and article the prices are:
  • Majorelle Garden: 70 MAD
  • Berber (Amazigh) Museum: 30 MAD
  • Yves Saint Laurent Museum: 100 MAD
  • Combined ticket: 180 MAD
*Prices are subject to change in the future.

There are other few gardens in Marrakech that are worth visiting, along with the traditional attractions and monuments like Badia and Bahia Palaces.. As for Agafay desert it is only for people who do not have any spare time to visit the real desert.. But if you do, we strongly recommand taking few days trips to the real dunes, it is totally woth it.

 
Contact informations: Hyper Morocco Tours

Smail Jarrou
Quartier Elmhamid 9
Marrakech 50000 Morocco
Email 1: contact@hypermoroccotours.com
Email 2: hypermoroccotours@gmail.com
Tel / Whatsapp: +212 6 17 17 57 30