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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Elaine Li | Mar 3, 2018
I wish you couldve taken photos but if you love fashion or pretty things or just want to learn it's an AMAZING exhibit. Curated so well, it's not just pictures on the wall there's so many unique elements and really shows of the artistic side of the fashion industry and ateliers. A little expensive but so worth it!
Flavio Lerda | Jan 6, 2018
Great museum for fashion fans. Presents a number of dresses by the famous stylist as well as exhibitions of fashion photography and Moroccan artists. Overall it is not a large museum, but ended up spending quite some time there. The collection is incredible. Definitely worth a visit.
Becky Achinivu | Dec 27, 2017
Fantastic ! Most unique concept. A must see. This garden surrounds Yves Saint Laurent’s home in Marrakech. I was blown away. Being a lover of flora and fauna the experience was a dream. Plants in the garden were sourced from Various parts of the world including South Africa, China, North America etc. it’s very picturesque and an extremely satisfying experience.
Ryan Craggs | Dec 12, 2017
The museum offers an interesting look at an important figure in fashion history, his work, and his connection to Marrakech. However, the strictly enforced no-photos policy and the layout of the main timeline room are huge drawbacks. The inexplicable placement of photos--some so high up you can barely see details--and the poorly chosen lighting that produces strong glare both detract from an otherwise interesting chronology. For a museum dedicated to smart design, they really didn't think that out.
Andrei de Ferrer | Feb 17, 2018
Amazing experience. Not really a fashion enthusiat. But the museum is very captivating. Well designed, interesting exhibitions, great coffee shop. A very good glampse into the life of the fashion designer.
Florian Speckbacher | Mar 31, 2018
If you like dresses and clothes it is definitely worth visiting the place. It is beautifully made and has a nice collection of the history of his dresses and clothes. We were very lucky as also the private garden and his house was open. He has a beautiful mansion with a beautiful house and gardens. His house is occasionally open for a visit. The museum opens at 10 in the morning. People start queuing half an hour earlier so make sure you come early. Don’t buy your tickets online. Buy them there!
Leanne Fernandes | Mar 30, 2018
At 100MAD for a very small exhibition - this was very much overpriced. There are only 2 small rooms followed by a video, so about 10minutes of entertainment. The queue gets insane after they open at 10am. Recommend if you really want to see it, go to the gardens next door early (before 9am) and get the inclusive ticket with access here and go once it opens and you can skip the queue.
Michael Tenorio | Mar 12, 2018
The museum is small and if you're not a fan of designs and couture this will bore you however, it's a tiny museum showcasing YSL's iconic designs. The garden next to it however is overrated; I might have been to many beautiful gardens in some parts of Europe that is why I have a standard for a garden. If you feel disheartened with the queue there's nothing to feel bad as it's not as impressive as u thought it would be.
Trish Parsons | Mar 17, 2018
Dedicated Followers of Fashion....a must. Beautiful clothes on display. Gardens next door to the museum. BEAUTIFUL.
Jennifer Kaiser | Jul 2, 2018
A gorgeous museum, inside and out. This was probably our favorite spot during our visit. I would recommend going early in the morning or close to closing hours, otherwise you'll wait in line for tickets. Better yet, buy tickets online ahead of time. A wonderful exhibition.
Lex | May 30, 2018
Really not worth the hype. The museum has 3 rooms. One movie, one gift shop, and one about fashion and some dresses. The building was cool looking but not worth the entry price (even with a student discount)
Hubert Kratiroff | Apr 6, 2018
Be careful it is not the same entrance than Jardin. Don't queue in the wrong line. Very nice museum but one room only. Large book shop. Nice coffee shop. Nice auditorium. BUT the museum is only one room !
Matt Clarke | Jul 22, 2018
Fairly interesting museum! Can be purchased as a single ticket along with the Berber and garden tours. We enjoyed our visit!
Phil Cambran | Aug 15, 2018
This place is a one off, the mixture of haute couture & Morroccon blend makes this unmissable on a tourist venture to Marrakesh. We visited the main house which incorporates fashion design, original outfits, jewellery & a contemporary art exhibition. Next was the gardens, showing cacti from around the world, water features with fish & also contains a boutique & book shop. The Berber museum is on the grounds within the gardens & may be easily missed. Again, this is well worth a visit showing examples of desert life, clothing, jewellery & crafting. We paid 180Dh per person for access to all areas which obviated queuing at each entrance, as well as being cheaper than paying per venue. Be aware, much of the information is in French/ Arabic, whilst strangely, an audio accompaniment for the art exhibition was only in English.
alfredy bukuku | Jul 24, 2018
An amazing place, most especially if your a fashion lover, dont plan to miss this out!! So much culture and fashion mixed together, i hope you had fun, I had lots of fun going up and down the museum, dobt forget to buy the postcards too!!
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