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.
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.