Continue to the olive groves of Menara Gardens, designed around a rectangular pool that reflects the Atlas Mountains. See the 16th-century pavilion, built during the Saadi dynasty, and used as a summer residence by the 19th-century sultan Abderrahmane of Morocco.
Next, drive alongside the city ramparts, and see one of the most famous gates of Marrakech at Bab Khemis. Stop to explore the exquisite Majorelle Gardens, a superb tropical garden of fountains, pools, a forest of bamboo trees and cacti. Laid out by the expatriate French artist, Louis Majorelle, and later restored by Yves Saint Laurent, distinctive, cobalt blue buildings add shade and harmony to the urban retreat.