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Here is a detail on the villa in Majorelle garden in Marrakech. This garden is named after the french painter Jacques Majorelle. He moved to Marrakech from 1919 and bought a palm grove in 1922. In 1931 he built a villa inspired from the architect Le Corbusier that was both his home and his workshop. He developed too a wonderful garden around the villa with exotic and rare vegetables he brought back from his travels around the world.

Jacques Majorelle died in 1962 and his garden was abandonned. But the fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent and the french businessman Pierre Bergé bought the garden in 1980 and saved it from a estate development. They restored the garden and opened it to public. Majorelle garden is one of the major touristic attractions today. A good place to refresh on hot and sunny days !

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Additional Photos by Olivier THIERRY (chawax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1340 W: 28 N: 3034] (19228)
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