Le Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is one of Morocco's most visited places. It took forty years for the French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) to create with passion, this enchanting place, at the heart of the red city.

The Blue Gardens

He chose this particular shade of blue, found on Moroccan tiles, and used it everywhere, providing a really unusual backdrop for the exotic plants, fountains and trees.  In 1980, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé bought the Majorelle Garden and thus save a draft resort which meant its complete disappearance. The new owners decided to live in the house of the artist, renamed Villa Oasis, and undertake a major restoration of the garden to "...make the most beautiful garden Majorelle Garden - one Jacques Majorelle had thought envisaged . " The riot of colour must provide an oasis from a very dry and dusty city.