Located in the Gueliz district north-west of the Medina of Marrakech, the Majorelle Garden created by artist Jacques Majorelle in 1929 is today the most visited site in Morocco.
Passionate about botany, Jacques Majorelle created the Villa Oasis around a huge lush garden with the help of the architect Paul Sinoir in 1931, inspired by the Le Corbusier spirit. The Villa Oasis alternates between the traditional inspired by Morocco with Moorish architecture and the modern with an Art Deco style, the style of the period.
The particularity of the place: The large number of varieties of plants that have come from all over the world to make it an "impressionist garden" and the creation of Majorelle blue, an intense blue tinged with purple which denotes the ambient green of the flora.
In the 1980s, the famous duo Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé took over the place.
In love with Morocco and the city, they decide to make Marrakech their oasis of serenity. To do this, they decide to undertake numerous renovations to bring the place back to life and grandeur by calling on the decorator Jacques Grange. Before each collection, the couturier goes there to find inspiration.
Today, this place represents an architectural gem in Morocco and has more than 700,000 visitors per year.
Since 2011, the Majorelle workshop has been transformed into a museum of Berber Art. There are more than 600 objects collected by Pierre Bergé and Saint-Laurent highlighted:
fabrics, costumes, headgear, musical instruments, adornments, everyday objects.
This museum is doubly symbolic because it will have inspired the orientalist painter and one of the greatest fashion designer in the world.
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