Majorelle Garden

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  • May5

    Jardin Majorelle

    May 5, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    An other day in crazy hectic Marrakech. We are slowly getting used to the rhythm of the city, still we got really tired by the afternoon after a big walk in and outside of the Medina. By getting lost we have discovered some new areas of the North part of the Medina and checked out the Photography museum which had some fantastic pictures mostly of Marrakesh and Tangier (definitely planning to go there), from late 19th and early 20th century. Then we headed out of the old Medina to see the more modern side of Marrakesh. We visited the Jardin Majorelle, an oasis in the middle of the hot and busy streets, which has amazing cactus and palm trees and a memorial to Yves Saint Laurent for some reason.
    Right now we are having dinner on a top of a roof terrace. These restaurants are all over the Medina helping tourists to escape the noisy streets and allow them to people watch from a distance.
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    Vera and Tom

    View from the top of the photography museum

    Vera and Tom

    Outside of the medina - a different world

  • Day7

    Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

    May 7, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Arriving at our hotels last night marked the end of our photography workshop with Katrina. As we separated to go to our various hotels there’d been the usual ‘goodbyes’ and ‘good wishes’ but for some, myself included, there is still the best part of two days left because of the way flights had been booked. I did wonder before I left how these ‘spare’ days would work for me but I’d got a guide book with more than a few ideas of how to fill the time. In the end everything fell into place because today some of us decided to meet-up at the Jardin Majorelle, about 25 minutes walk from the Ryad.

    So, most unlike me, here are some photos taken at the gardens which I must say were very pleasant and cool with plenty of shade, we also spent time in the cafe which was very pleasant I might add, but there was one highlight here I never expected.

    In the middle of the gardens was a building painted a deep royal blue with ornate bright yellow windows and doors painted in turquoise and yellow - the cafe was near this building. It was an absolute magnet for people to come to take their photos of each other, selfies too with many people taking them. The colours here made it perfect for a portrait and when three girls asked if I would take their photo with their phone, I responded by asking if I could also take a photo of them with my camera. They agreed, and so for a while our group took photos of the people having their photos taken. Never before have I seen so many stunningly attractive girls line up to have their photo taken. In reality we photographed only two or three and Monique took their contact details so we could send their photos to them afterwards. No photos here I’m afraid as I don’t have their permission, but you will see one photo taken just around the corner which didn’t require permission from the person featured in it.

    Our visit came to an end but we now all had a common need - no, not the loos, but to go and roam the souks and maybe make the odd purchase or two. We decided to take a taxi and we were once again reminded we were in Marrakech as we witnessed taxi drivers fighting over fares (who gets them) and asking outrageous amounts of money to travel even a short distance. I find it all insulting to be honest - this can in no way be described as the ‘character’ of Marrakech, it’s simply greed manifesting as offensive behaviour. There can be no excuses for it.

    We left the taxi rank and headed to a quieter place less than 200 meters away where we found a taxi and paid a reasonable rate.
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  • Day11

    Hammam und Jardin Majorelle

    October 11, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Ein traditionelles Hammam mit anschließender Massage, naja, man gönnt sich ja sonst nichts und nach den ganzen Ausflügen in den letzten Tagen kann man sich das mal gönnen 😊. Aber davor ging es noch in den wunderschönen Garten den Yves Saint Laurent selbst gestaltet hat.Read more

  • Day19

    Marrakech Jardin Majorelle

    January 9, 2020 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Begin your day surrounded by lowers and art at the Jardin Majorelle and Islamic Art Museum. The lovely landscaped gardens were designed by French artist Jacques Majorelle in
    the 1920s (and once owned by Yves Saint-Laurent) and feature a variety of exotic plants, lowers, and cacti. The museum’s collections include North African textiles, ceramics, jewelry, and paintings by Majorelle.Read more

  • Day4

    Jardin Majorelle + 1001 Nacht

    October 3, 2018 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Heute steht die „Liebe“ über unserem Tag.

    Der Jardin ist Zeugnis für die Liebe von Louis Majorelle für Marrakech ebenso wie für exotische Pflanzen- und später war es die Liebe von Yves Saint Laurent für seinen Lebensgefährten Pierre Berge.
    Geblieben ist ein ruhiger, gewachsener Garten - versteckt im Stadtteil Gueliz.
    Blau beherrscht die Farbenskala - die Bäume, die Kakteen und der Bambus gehen eine tolle Symbiose ein.

    Über den Souk geht es weiter - Gewürze muss ich unbedingt kaufen! Ein junger Mann bittet uns in seinen Laden, wir werden umsorgt (mit Tee), wir müssen riechen und kosten ... .
    Dann werden wir noch auf die Dachterrasse gebeten und werfen auch noch einen Blick auf wunderschöne Teppiche.
    Und dann verschluckt uns die Medina erneut - volle, laute Straßen, aber auch ruhige und stimmige.

    Und dann besuchen wir den Palast von Bahia.
    Und wieder war es die Liebe - vom Grosswesir Ba Ahmed Ben Moussa für seine Lieblingsfrau.
    Ein Labyrinth aus miteinander verbundenen Zimmern, Sälen, Innenhöfen und Gärten.

    Wieder zurück im Hotel freuen wir uns über ruhige 2 Stunden am Pool; die Sonne strahlt heute intensiv, verwöhnt uns.
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    Gabi Abert

    Gratuliere! Du hast tolle Fotos gemacht. LG Gabi

  • Day20

    Le Jardin Majorelle

    October 3, 2018 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Gestern Abend ging es für uns zurück nach Marrakesch! Zwei ganze Tage bleiben uns hier noch, bevor es wieder Richtung Heimat geht. Den heutigen Tag haben wir dafür genutzt uns den berühmten Majorelle-Garten anzusehen! Diese Idee hatten augenscheinlich noch viele andere Leute, sodass es ziemlich voll in dem idyllischen Ort wurde! Das ist dann aber auch der einzige Kritikpunkt (abgesehen vom Eintrittspreis), denn der Garten ist wirklich ziemlich schön! Auch hier lasse ich einfach mal die Bilder für sich sprechen😀.Read more

    Dann genießt die Tage noch. LG Thomas S.

  • Day6

    YSL Morocco

    April 17, 2017 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    Vi stod i en jättelång kö som vi fick reda på av en hattförsäljare hade varit 3 ggr så lång på morgonen. I kön fanns massor fashionabla turister. En tjej hade (som henrik beskrev det) vit labbrock och stora labbgladögon, jätte röda läppar och en stram fläta. Parken var fin med kaktusar och lite blommor här och var. Mitt i parken fanns även ett museum över Berbe, urinvånarna i Marocko.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Majorelle Garden, Jardin Majorelle