the Majorelle garden and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Further in the modern city called Gueliz we can reach the Majorelle garden and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum. Jacques Majorelle is less known than the garden he created and which bears his name. This French painter,the son of Louis Majorelle, the famous Art Nouveau cabinet maker, lived for a long time in Marrakech where he had his house and studio built in 1931 in an exotic and extraordinary botanical garden, embellished with the ultramarine blue that fascinated him. Threatened with destruction after the artist’s death, the ensemble was bought and rehabilitated by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé in the 1980s. The Yves Saint-Laurent Museum quite logically celebrates the work of the French fashion designer recognized in the whole world. The presentation of the models is regularly renewed. It is impressive to realize firsthand the sophistication of haute couture work, the sumptuousness of fabrics and materials. A temporary exhibition hall welcomes events related to fashion,photography, contemporary art and design or botany.