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Marrakech, Morocco: The famous Majorelle garden and Yves Saint Laurent + TRAVEL PHOTOS!

Marrakech, Morocco: The famous Majorelle garden and Yves Saint Laurent + TRAVEL PHOTOS!

NordenBladet – the Majorelle Botanical Gardens, accommodating a versatile plant collection from five continents, are open to visitors since 1947. the gardens are famous for tye collection of cacti, the fountains as well as the birds from ten endemic species.

The gardens that are now open to all interested visitors have been founded by the French artist Jacques Majorelle – this picturesque private property was the fruit of 40 years of his commitment. 18 years after the artist passed away the property was purchased by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge. They restored the estate as a private property.

The French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent (1 August 1936 – 1 June 2008) truely loved Morocco and Marrakech. He was actually so fond of Marrakech that he wished the Jardin Majorelle, where he lived and worked together with his spouse Pierre Berge, to be his last resting place.

In October 2017 the Yves Saint Laurent Museum was open on Yves Saint Laurent Street in Marrakech.

















Text and travel photos: NordenBladet/Helena-Reet Ennet



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