Another unmissable stop of your trip to Marrakech, a stop that we could call ‘classic” is the Majorelle gardens.
Marrakech could be called a city of gardens, there are really many and very beautiful garden but this is undoubtedly one of the most famous.
Who has never seen one of those splendid photos of cacti and brushstrokes of bright yellow and intense blue, the Blue Majorelle.
Jacques Majorelle, a French painter, literally bewitched by the color and confusion of the Medina, moved there, making Marrakech his home. Painter and lover of botany, he decided to combine all his passions buying in a large palm grove, then enriched by many other species of plants.
Hidden as secrets, fountains, vases, pools for fish and finally his villa. A single thread: the color. Not just any color, a color that could summarize his love for Morocco, and express his gratitude to that country.
An intense shade of blue, but not any blue… Majorl blue
Where there are palm trees, there is a shade that shelters from the sun and from the suffocating heat, for this Majorelle transformed the gardens into a public place and opened the doors of his house in 1947.
At the death of Majorelle, it seemed suddenly that no one saw that beauty and wealth that the painter had created, at a certain point it seemed that no one cared more than those plants, those colors, that shadow. At his death, the Majorelle Gardens seemed to have died with him.
Fortunately in the world there is always someone who has different eyes, someone who can see splendor even where now there is only a large layer of dust, someone who still has the eyes of a child.
They called him the enfant terrible of fashion, Yves Saint Laurent, Algerian origins and a long time in the atelier Dior.
It was the designer who bought the gardens and brought them to their original splendor. Those were never just an investment for Yves Saint Laurent, Majorelle’s house became his home so much so that his ashes were scattered in the rose garden of that beautiful blue villa that everyone photographs, Villa Oasis.
Not only do you take photos, but also enjoy the scents of this enchanting park and the songs of the many species of birds from which it is populated. Then treat yourself to a snack or a mint tea in the refined Majorelle café.
If you are passionate about fashion, the Yves-Saint-Laurent museum is worth a visit.
The entrance ticketto the gardens has a cost of 7 euros, but it is also necessary to warn you that to buy them the row will be long and rather exhausting