The Museum of Islamic Art is situated in the original studio of the French painter Jacques Majorelle in the wonderful garden created by the painter and open to the public. It exhibits the personal collection of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé who are the present owners of the building. The collection consists of carpets, pottery, jewelry, furniture and ancient doors from various countries. One room is specially dedicated to Majorelle's engravings and paintings depicting the Moroccan landscape. But the real reason to visit are the beautiful gardens. They first opened to public in 1947 and feature a fabulous array of plants from various countries. This wonderful botanical garden, with its big cactus, palm-trees, and bamboos is a true beauty and the colors harmonize with the famous deep blue chosen by Majorelle for his studio's façade. Call ahead for more details.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 05:30 PM
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