Jardins Majorelle

by Kathleen

Several of our reporters are in Marrakech to experience the atmosphere and history of this former imperial city in western Morocco. This is truly an exotic place to visit if you are seeking an indulgent time. Crafts from the souks with narrow winding streets contain a massive range of items; pottery, leather goods to open-air butchers and specialized traders. The Majorelle Jardin is a two and half-acre botanical garden created by French artist, Jacques Majorelle. The property features a Cubist villa designed by French architect, Paul Sinoir in the 1930’s, and in the 1980’s fashion designers, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge, purchased the estate.

Surrounded by vast palm groves the medina {a non-European quarter of a North African town} in Marrakech is called the “red city” because of the beaten clay used in buildings and ramparts. And, camels  are an important part of tourism, as their allure conjures images of those who trekked across the desert, traversing the sands of time.

Travel stylishly,
K