The Gardens of Marrakech

Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge bought this electric-blue villa and its gardens and gifted them to the city they adored in 1964. They aimed to preserve the gardens of the former owner, landscape painter Jacques Majorelle. The gardens were established in 1924 and contain over 300 plant species. Within the gardens, you find the interesting Musee Berbere. Next door, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum showcases a selection of haute couture clothing spanning over 40 years by the legendary fashion designer. The collection beautifully allows you to see how Moroccan influences played such a vital role in his creative process. 

Continue to the Medina and Le Jardin Secret. This traditional medina garden contains a soothing canopy of palms and banana trees set within a 17th-century riad courtyard. Head up the tower for stunning views over the Medina.

The next stop is the Menara Gardens. According to local folklore, a sultan seduced guests over dinner and then threw them into the reflecting pools to drown. It’s possibly Marrakech’s most picturesque spot, especially when the Atlas Mountains are snow-capped. 

Finally, head to La Mamounia, Morocco’s most iconic luxury ‘grand dame’ hotel, for a walk around their gardens before having lunch. 

Itineraries

Fez, Marrakech & Atlas Mountains

Fez - Marrakech - Atlas Mountains  

Fez and Marrakech are undeniably Morocco’s most iconic and evocative cities, packed with all the magical charm that makes Morocco so mesmerising. This itinerary allows you an immersive experience of both, and additionally, some gentle R&R in the mountains to conclude your trip.

9 days from £1895 p. p.

Marrakech & Atlas Mountains

Marrakech Medina - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech Palmeraie  

Combine the bustling souks of colourful Marrakech before experiencing the timeless Berber culture and stunning views in the High Atlas Mountains. 

8 days from £1228 p. p.

A long weekend in Marrakech

Marrakech  

Marrakech makes for a beautiful long weekend from any European city. With five days, you will have plenty of time to both explore and relax. The weather is perfect in the winter, and you can also immerse yourself in a fascinating culture.

6 days from £1095 p. p.

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Riad Kaiss

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Le Farnatchi

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Jnane Tamsna

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