Morocco Diaries: The Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech, also known as the beautiful and enchanting Majorelle Gardens is one of Marrakech’s most popula attractions for visitors.

Le Jardin Majorelle was originally created and designed by the French artist, Jacques Majorelle. However, it has since been lovingly restored and enhanced by Yves Saint Laurent following his purchase of the garden in the 1980s.

Today, the garden draws quite the crowd and queues are not uncommon to enter.

The garden takes around an hour or two to wandera rund, but visitors will also find a Berber Museum and a beautiful coffee shop. Adjacent is the newly opened Musee Yves Saint Laurent.

Entry information for visiting Le Jardin Majorelle:

Garden entry: 70 Dirhams

Opening times: Daily from 8-5.30pm (6pm in Summer months)

Musee entry: 100 Dirhams

Opening times: Everyday 10am to 6pm (except Wednesdays)

Forty Years of Passion

Jacques Majorelle dedicated forty years of his life to these gardens. The tropical gardens are complimented by Moorish detailing, seen in the paths, the buildings and the fountains. They feel like a real oasis in a frantic city. Enjoy Majorelle’s vision for colour and vibrancy in a dusty and frenetic city.

No words do justice to the beauty of these gardens, so I thought it would be best to portray the allure of the garden through imagery!

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

Visiting Le Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

A visit to the Majorelle garden really is unmissable! Unfortunately, the museum was not yet open – we will definitely have to go back in the next year or two.

I hope this post has been useful for anyone wondering whether or how to visit the garden whilst in Marrakech! Please also see my city guide here, as well as my favourite restaurants and cafes in the city here!

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6 Comments

  1. March 2, 2018 / 11:39 am

    Oh this is lovely! First of all, I love all of the photos with you in them! Second, I am adding this to my list of places to visit in Morocco.

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
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      March 19, 2018 / 3:50 pm

      Thanks Tara 🙂

  2. Shaily
    March 2, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    Wow! The garden looks stunningly beautiful. It’s so green and vibrant. Definitely shows Jacques Majorelle’s 40 years of dedication to the garden. Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures!

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
      Author
      March 19, 2018 / 3:50 pm

      No worries and I know, such a skill too 🙂

  3. March 3, 2018 / 10:33 am

    It’s really amazing to see so many French elements being incorporated into Morocco! I have heard lots about Marrakech from fellow travel enthusiasts, and would really love to visit this amazing destination which is rising quickly up the ranks of my bucket list!

    • claire_stokes@msn.com
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      March 19, 2018 / 3:49 pm

      Yeah! I had no idea the influence the French had over Morocco! It’s such an enchanting place 🙂

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