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
http://www.lesjetaime.com/

Admission is free.

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Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

8 Comments:

  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing this! I didn’t even know about this wall! Should be an interesting visit near Abesses station

  2. Charming spot. I never knew it existed. How did you get the couple to kiss?

    • Chris: I waited too long for them to move and when they didn’t and started to kiss, there was one thing left for me to do! :)

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