Just when you thought Paris couldn’t get any more romantic! In the Abbesses garden at Montmartre is a 40 square metres wall where the phrase “I love you” is presented 311 times in 250 languages!
This wall of love was conceived by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito, composed of 612 tiles of enamelled lava and built in the year 2000. The splashes of red on the wall is said to signify parts of a broken heart, symbolising the human race which has been torn apart and which the wall tries to bring back together! How fascinating 🙂
The composer Frédéric Baron envisioned this idea and then he started asking friends to translate the universal declaration of love in their own languages, then he called people at embassies.
It is a must-see for love lovers and art lovers from all over the world visiting Paris, the city of romance.
As sang by the Beatles, “All you need is love! love!” I couldn’t find love in my native language on the wall though, “Mo nifẹẹ rẹ”. Take a look, can you find yours?
Address: Le mur des je t’aime Square des Abbesses 75018 Paris
Website : www.lesjetaime.com
Metro – Abbesses
District : Montmartre – La Chapelle
Cost – Free
*Photos of me are courtesy of Yinka Bee