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Majorelle Garden / Berber Museum

Majorelle Garden / Berber Museum

Majorelle Garden / Berber Museum

Majorelle Garden / Berber Museum (entrance in side street off Avenue Yacoub el Mansour, Marrakech) — given by the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent as a gift to the city of Marrakech, this botanical garden was created in the 1920s by French artists Jacques and Louis Majorelle. Perfectly manicured gardens, with pools, giant cacti, bamboo, coconut and banana trees, stand out against the bright-blue wash that covers the villa and garden walls, with splashes of lemon yellow and emerald green on planters, doors and furnishings.

Visitors will be able to see inside Majorelles’ old studio, which now houses Yves Saint Laurent’s collection of local arts and antiques in the Berber Museum (which displays over 600 objects, in a compelling panorama on Berber culture in Morocco).

Admission: 100 Dhm per person (foreigners), 60 Dhm (Moroccan nationals). Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 (Thursday – Tuesday), 10:00 am – 5:30 pm (Wednesday).