Le Mur des Je t’Aime is the I Love You Wall
Paris is known as the city of romance and what better place to have a monument that portrays this, and known as the Wall of I Love You, it attracts thousands of visitors every year and has become a rendezvous for couples from all over the world.
About Le Mur des Je t’Aime
The world is marked by violence and walls are often put in place to divide and separate people, but the idea of the Le Mur des Je t’Aime, which translates to the Wall of I Love You, is to reflect an image of love, peace and harmony.
Frederic Baron often thought about what people do, like carving a name on a desk at school or a lovers names carved onto a tree, and through his own initiative along with the support of two private investors and the Poet Jean-Claude de Feugas, Frederic Baron set about collecting the phrase I Love You in as many different languages as possible.
He collected three large folders with pieces of paper that all said that same phrase and managed to get over 300 different languages compiled together and he turned to Claire Kito, who is an artist that also practices far eastern painting and Chinese calligraphy, and between this collaboration they came up with the concept and image for the wall.
Claire Kito reworked the written words from the notes of Frederic Baron, so as to try and preserve the passion and originality of the writing, which came from the person who originally wrote the phrase of I love you.
Then Danial Boulogne, who was an art manufacturer and painted walls specialist, specialising in large murals, became involved, literally loving the idea, and he completed the construction of Le Mur des Je t’Aime.
The I Love You Wall itself was built on a surface of 40 metres squared and incorporates 612 tiles of enamelled lava that are an exact size of 21 x 29.7cm and these are to represent the sheets of paper within the notebooks that Frederic Baron used, in order to get the phrase written out over 1000 different times.
The sweetest and most romantic of expressions, the phrase of I Love You, is actually reproduced on the wall 311 times in all different languages and dialects from all over the world.
Obviously you will get to see these words written in English and the French Je t’aime but others you will get see include the Spanish Te Quiero, the German Ich Liebe Dich, the Italian Ti Amo and so many others such as Swahili, Urdu, Japanese and many, many more.
However, there are also splashes of dotted colour on this monument in Paris that are designed to represent the pieces of a broken heart and those of humanity, and the wall is also designed to attempt to bring these thoughts back together.
Access to Le Mur des Je t’Aime
The Wall of I Love You is located in the romantic garden of greenery within the Square Jehan Rictus at the Place des Abbesses in the Montmartre area of the 18th Arrondissement of Paris.
And today, Le Mur des Je t’Aime has become a meeting place for lovers and even those that are on their honeymoon in Paris and is an ideal place for a romantic walk, plus it is easily accessible with the nearest Metro station being the Abbesses stop serving Line 12.
Like the majority of parks, squares and gardens in Paris, it is completely free to visit and is open all year round, plus there are benches here where you can sit and relax for a short while with your loved one, which can also be accessed via the Montmartrobus, that are the dedicated smaller buses serving the Montmartre area.