After breakfast this morning we will be guided in an interesting exploration of the authentic side of the old cityof Marrakech, where we will see the traditional activities of the inhabitants of the old city and understandtheir way of life as well as some remains of the glorious past of this medieval capital of Morocco. We will crosssome the oldest quarters in the city hearing children in different Koran schools reciting verses, see oldfountains, historical gates, visit an old bakery and taste the local bread, see the furnace that heats the publicsteam bath and learn the role they play in the social life of each quarter. Finally we will discover the hiddenquarters and the historical Fondouks used once as hotels for the caravan traders. They are still in use today byMarrakech artisans who have set their workshops in many of them to perpetuate their ancestral skills ofmaking all sorts of local crafts. This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy one of the spas of the city or explore moreof Marrakech.
In the afternoon. we take time for a stroll in the famous garden created by the orientalist painter JacquesMajorelle in 1920’s. The Garden houses a collection of plants from the four corners of the world which flourishamidst elegant ornamental ponds and an Art Deco villa of which the special shade of bold cobalt blue isnamed after the artist, ‘Majorelle blue’. The garden hosts also more than 15 bird species that are endemic toNorth Africa and has an amazing collection of cacti. This garden has been owned by the French designer,
Yves Saint Laurent. We will visit the beautifully designed Berber museum displaying Yves Saint Laurent’spersonal collection of Berber antiques to learn some fascinating facts about the Berbers of Morocco andadmire this marvellous treasures of local antiques. the visit.From here we will walk to Yves Saint Laurent Museum dedicated to his career’s artistic design and creation.This new museum houses an important selection from the designer’s impressive art and design collection andwas inaugurated at the same time as Yves Saint Laurent in Paris. The two museums will showcase a collectionmade up of 5,000 articles of clothing and 15,000 haute couture accessories. Overnight Stay.