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Colour Party in Marrakech

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco, Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco, Mint Tea, Moroccan Tea, Green Tea, Jardin Majorelle

Do you fancy a cup of Moroccan mint tea with Yves Saint Laurent?

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco, Mint Tea, Moroccan Tea, Green Tea, Jardin Majorelle

Whether you’re fussed about the fashion house extraordinaire Saint Laurent or not, Jardin Majorelle is a colourful pretty garden in Marrakech (Morocco) that is worth a stroll if you have a spare hour or two. It will only cost you approximately £3.50 per adult and you can choose whether you want to pay a little extra to enter the iconic blue museum.

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

From the medina it’s a pretty direct walk to Jardin Marojelle. It will take about 45 minutes. Alternatively, if you’re in a rush, or lazy, then you can easily get a taxi.

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

The gardens aren’t huge, but what they lack in size, they make up for in bright colours. From the walls to the floor, to the flowers and trees, it’s a vivid party.

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

I really liked the cacti area.

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

I wasn’t such a huge fan of the etched bamboo though.

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Even if you don’t buy the ticket that allows you to enter the museum, you can still see some great examples of his artwork. Apparently, he used to send collages as New Year’s greeting cards to his friends and clients. Very cute!

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

This one was my favourite.

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent and his partner bought the garden with its Art Deco villa from renowned landscape painter Jacques Marjorelle, hence the aptly named Jardin Majorelle. I visited in mid December around lunchtime and it was fairly quiet. However, if it’s busy when you first walk in, simply head down one of the quieter paths so you’re not stuck in a tour group. It doesn’t really matter what order you walk around the gardens.

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Make sure you pause here so the little turtles can swim up and say hello.

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

And pause here for a little rest. I spy one cross-legged travel blogger…

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

There’s an onsite café and a tiny boutique store.

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

However, I preferred the healthy snack stop across the road. You can’t miss it when you exit. It’s right on the corner and serves lovely wraps, soups and juices.

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

The Boy opted for an Asian chicken wrap.

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

I went for a creamy cheese and pesto wrap, followed by a cuddle with this cutie.

Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco,  Jardin Majorelle, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Yves Saint Laurent

If you’re stuck for time in Marrakech, then I don’t think Jardin Majorelle should be at the very top of your list. However, if you can spare an hour or so I’m sure you will enjoy it. It’s certainly very relaxing and peaceful, especially in comparison to the chaotic souqs. X

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Comments (6)

  • […] Colour Party in Marrakech […]

  • Kasha 6 years ago Reply

    What a lovely colourful post! I really would love to visit Morocco – and your post just confirms what an amazing place it is :)

    And I LOVE your new feline friend ;)

    Taylor Hearts Travel 6 years ago Reply

    Thank you so much. I hope you get to visit soon. :) It’s a great place.

    There are loads of cute kitties wanting attention! X

  • […] you can do. For 50 Dirham (approximately £3.75) you can wander round Yves Saint Laurent’s Jardin Majorelle, admiring the pretty flowers and […]

  • Silvia 6 years ago Reply

    Imagine getting a holiday collage card from Saint Laurent, ahh! Beautiful photos – you may just have convinced me I have to visit.

    Taylor Hearts Travel 6 years ago Reply

    I know, bless him!!

    Thanks so much. That’s great news. I’m sure you’ll love it. X

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