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 the French Orientalist artist Jacques Majorelle over almost forty years, starting in 1923, and features a Cubist villa designed by the 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 the 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 Berber Museum and has recently opened the Yves Saint Laurent Museum.
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.
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John Price | Oct 8, 2017
Gardens are nice to wander around. Very nice atmosphere but would have been nice to see a greater variety of plants. We paid extra to get into the Berber museum. Nothing special there. Glad to have been but not worth going back.
Dave T | Nov 23, 2017
Just like the gardens small disappointing and overpriced. Plus a quick Google search will give you better info on the Berbers.
Martin S. | Oct 30, 2017
Nice garden but in my opinion a bit high entrance fee (70 MAD).
Alix Penrose | Aug 2, 2017
Hugely overpriced disappointment. You can't just go to the museum but have to pay $7 to go to the garden that's nothing special, then another $3 to go to the tiny museum. The artifacts are well maintained. The monument to Yves Saint Laurent is a cheap cement brick. The cafe offers mint tea for $3 per cup in the land of mint tea where you should never spend more than $1 per cup to put this place into perspective. The Marjorelle shop has pillow covers for $70 for one and purses for over $300. If you have this money to spend at no where special, go here. Otherwise, you are in Morocco and the cost of the pillow cover will fill your suitcase home with beautiful items! A far better garden is Cyber Parc Abdeslam that will show you the real Morocco from the entire country for FREE.
Marco | Aug 1, 2017
Definitely the best part of the Jardin Majorelle. Great artifacts and historical memorabilia. A must see. Shame the garden is a bit of a let down.
Koen Pyls | Apr 5, 2018
Small collection but totally worth it. Don't skip it if you're visiting the gardens.
HARSH PATEL | Jun 23, 2018
Museum dedicated to Berber traditions, displaying costumes, craftwork, jewels and musical instruments 🎸!!!
Mark Cockram | Jun 26, 2018
Super quiet and relaxing place
Matt Clarke | Jul 22, 2018
Interesting little museum about the Berber culture. It cost 30 DH each to visit and can be purchased in a package with the garden entrance fee. It was interesting to walk through and see some tools, jewelery and outfits.
A Cuchy | Aug 12, 2018
Must see!! Not only a great insight and thoughtful look into Berber culture, the relics at this museum are of the finest quality. The exhibits range from simple tools and crockery to clothing and photos. The centre piece of the museum has to be the jewellery room. Set in a dimly lit mirrored room with an infinitely repeating starry sky there are a number of busts and displays of the jewellery of the various people's of Morroco. Fantastic. There are language cards available and no photos allowed. The shop even has photos and prints from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.w
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