The Majorelle Gardens were originally laid out during the period before colonialism earned itself a disreputable image in Europe. In the early twentieth Century, the famous French artist Jacques Majorelle commissioned the construction of this site, which perhaps explains the luxurious nature of the place. Complete with everything from coconut palms and banana trees to pools and dark blue houses, the garden is a feast for the senses. When Jacques Majorelle was no longer able to care for the garden, it was taken over by the French couturier Yves Saint-Luarent, who added a small museum dedicated to rare North African artifacts and decorated with a lot of attention to lavish detail.
The garden itself, really, serves as a museum, dedicated to the local history and the artist himself, and is open to the public. There is no admission fee, so you could bring everyone here on a family vacation without spending a dime.
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