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Le Mur des Je t’aime: Where to Say I Love You in Paris

If a stroll along the banks of the Seine, arms entwined with your chéri(e) leaves you a little lukewarm, or the idea of a marriage proposal at the height of la Tour Eiffel is a cliché best left for Hollywood flicks, Paris, the city of love can still wave its magic wand and entrap you in romance.

Le Mur des Je t’aime

Situated in Montmartre, in Square Jehan Rictus just behind the art nouveau métro station Abbesses is Le mur des je t’aime. The 40 square metre wall is filled with the words “I love you” etched in many languages and dialects.

Le Mur des Je t’aime

The brain child of artist Frédéric Baron and calligraphist Claire Kito, the wall has over 311 written declarations of love and has become a meeting place for lovers.

Le Mur des Je t’aime

The tiles are said to be composed of enamelled lava resembling the sheets of paper where Baron wrote his texts. For me, it was reminiscent of a school child’s chalkboard, where the first awkward “je t’aime” are inscribed.

Le Mur des Je t’aime

Joyeuse saint-Valentin à tous!

Le mur des je t’aime
Square Jehan Rictus
Place des Abbesses
Montmartre, Paris
Métro: Abbesses

Admission is free.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.