Acquisition of the Villa Oasis and the Jardin Majorelle

In 1974, Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent acquired Dar Es Saada. In 1980, they learned that the nearby Jardin Majorelle was threatened by a real-estate development project and decided to acquire the garden and adjoining villa, which had belonged to the painter Jacques Majorelle. Together, they restored the garden and created a museum of Islamic art designed by Bill Willis in Majorelle’s former studio. In 2011, the museum was converted into a museum of Berber art.