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"Jardim Majorelle is a botanical garden and museum located in the city of Marrakech, Morocco. It was created in 1924 by French painter Jacques Majorelle and is now owned by the Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent. The garden is a popular tourist destination and is known for its vibrant colors, exotic plants, and unique architecture. In 1923, French painter Jacques Majorelle purchased a dilapidated 4-hectare (9.9-acre) plot of land on the outskirts of Marrakech. Over the next 20 years, he transformed the property into a stunning botanical garden, filling it with a diverse collection of plants from around the world. Majorelle also designed and built a vibrant blue villa on the property, which served as his home and studio. In 1962, Majorelle's garden and villa were sold to French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé. The couple restored the property and added their own personal touches, such as a collection of Berber art. Saint Laurent and Bergé spent many happy years at the Jardin Majorelle, and it became a source of inspiration for their work. After Saint Laurent's death in 2008, Bergé continued to oversee the Jardin Majorelle. In 2010, he opened the Yves Saint Laurent Museum on the property, which houses a collection of the designer's clothing and accessories. Bergé died in 2017, and the Jardin Majorelle is now managed by the Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent."
"A real highlight of the city, the Majorelle Gardens have a rather illustrious history of residents. First created by French impressionist painter Jacques Majorelle, the gardens and attached villa became a place of inspiration for his paintings. The most noteworthy feature is the deep royal blue often referred to as Majorelle Blue to this day. However, the property fell into disrepair for a period after his death. Until a hot shot young fashion designer - Yves Saint-Laurent - purchased the property, expanded the gardens, and made the area his winter estate where he would find much inspiration in the colors of Morocco. Today, the garden is much like when Yves Saint-Laurent left it to his foundation and is filled with wonderful cacti, palm trees, ponds, and other features. Also on premise is a museum dedicated to Berber Arts. To get tot the gardens, make sure to take a taxi -any more than about 30 dirham is overcharging. Biggest tip is to buy an advanced ticket - many people forget about this until last minute and miss (arguably) the best site in Marrakesh since they forgot to get a ticket. The tickets will be timed - while visits in the cooler parts of the day are probably preferred, the "original" garden around the Majorelle villa is quite shady and should be pleasant at all times of day."
"Le Jardin in Marrakesh: A Secret Oasis of Beauty and History If you are looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, you might want to visit Le Jardin, a hidden gem in the heart of the medina. Le Jardin is not one, but three different gardens, each with its own charm and history. In this article, we will explore the wonders of Le Jardin Majorelle, Le Jardin Secret, and Riad Jardin Secret, and why they are worth a visit. 💚 Le Jardin Majorelle Le Jardin Majorelle is one of the most famous and popular attractions in Marrakesh. It was created by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s, who spent almost 40 years designing and planting this exotic botanical garden. The garden features a stunning collection of cacti, palms, bamboo, bougainvillea, and other plants from around the world, as well as a Cubist villa that houses the Berber Museum and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum. The garden is also known for its vibrant colors, especially the cobalt blue that Majorelle patented and named after himself. Le Jardin Majorelle is a feast for the eyes and a tribute to the artistic and cultural heritage of Morocco. "
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