The Majorelle Gardens were designed by a French painter Jacques Majorelle who settled in Marrakech in 1919. In 1980, Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent repurchased the gardens and faithfully restored them. Majorelle's workshop is now a small Museum dedicated to Islamic Art. Yves Saint Laurent died recently (June, 2008) and had his ashes scattered in the Majorelle Gardens.
The Majorelle Gardens open every day at 8am. It's worth getting there before 10am when the tour buses start to arrive. The little cafe is open and it 's a perfect spot to get some quiet breakfast. The Gardens close for lunch and re-open at 3pm - 5/7pm (check locally).
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