Monday, August 13, 2012

Majorelle Gardens & House Marrakech.

One of the highlights of the trip to Marrakech was a visit to the Majorelle Gardens, a 25 minute walk north west from the main Medina. They were designed and built by French painter Jacques Majorelle who moved to Marrakech in 1919. Pierre Berge and Yves Saint Laurent bought the gardens in 1980 and they restored them to their original splendour. Cobalt Blue is the predominant colour throughout with highlights of yellow, which blend amazingly well with the lush greens of the planting. After the craziness of the Souks and the Medina, this was a haven of peace and tranquility.

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