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Jardin Majorelle

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Jacques Majorelle, Paul Sinoir
 
location Marrakech
function garden, museum
contributed by NGHM

Now owned by the French couturier Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé, these overwhelming gardens provide a wonderful haven. Designed by French painter Jacques Majorelle who lived here from 1922 to 1962, it was created in the image of Marrakech palaces: architectural simplicity, games of water and lush vegetation. Among the cacti, bamboo and fountains is a deep-blue villa, now housing a museum on Islamic Art. It was designed by architect Paul Sinoir as a blue workshop. It exhibits carpets, wedding curtains, belts, jewellery and manuscripts. There's also a small exhibition on Majorelle's work. The special colour of blue which he used extensively in the garden is named after him, Majorelle Blue.

 

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Jardin Majorelle
Address
Avenue Yacoub El Mansour 40000
Morocco
http://www.jardinmajorelle.com
Project is public!
Opening hours Opened every day of the year. From October to May: 8h à 17h. From June to September: 8h à 18h. jardin.majorelle@menara.ma
How to get there? At the corner of Yakoub El Mansour and Prince Moulay Abdellah. It is possible to walk from the garden to the medina in about 30 minutes.
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Completion 1924
Main designer, Artist, Landscape architectJacques Majorelle
ArchitectPaul Sinoir
Client Jacques Majorelle
 
Project ID 2855
Latitude/Longitude 31°38'26N 08°00'13W
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