Wall of Love Paris
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Visiting the Wall of Love in Paris

As one of the most romantic cities in the world, it should come as no surprise that there’s literally an entire attraction dedicated to love. Whether you’re looking for a fun Instagram backdrop or a cute date spot with your other half, this popular artistic installation has been visited by countless Parisian and globe-travelled lovers of the world.

Known as Les Mur des Je t’aime in French, even the most jaded person can’t help but be charmed by this sweet sight and the loved-up couples that always seem to be dotted around it.

Wall of Love

The History of the Wall of Love Paris

Designed by two artists, Frederic Baron and Claire Kito, the 'I Love You wall' covers 312 different ways to say ‘I love you’ across numerous languages. Baron literally went door to door asking embassies, neighbours and strangers how to say the most romantic words in each tongue.

A poet named Jean-Claude de Feugas helped collect the phrases. In fact, the words on the wall are just a drop in the ocean. Baron filled three gigantic notebooks with hundreds more, but he curated them down to those he thought to be the most beautiful. Impressively, all 192 nations represented by the UN are included on the wall.

Claire Kito, a calligrapher specialising in Chinese art and characters brought them to life by creating beautiful white typography for the project — set against 612 dark lava tiles which are said to resemble Baron’s notebooks. Throughout the piece, you can see splashes of crimson.

According to the official website, these are ‘the pieces of a broken heart, those of a humanity which is too often torn apart and which The Wall attempts to reunite’.

I Love You Wall

Unsurprisingly, the Wall of Love has been the site of many romantic occasions including proposals, engagement photoshoots and undying declarations of commitment. From Afrikaans to Korean to Tamil, it’s a real testament to the universality of emotion and human connection. Plus you’ll find some gorgeous new phrases to spread the love.

With a number of benches dotted around the area, it’s worth grabbing a seat and spending a good twenty minutes letting the weight of the world’s love sink in.

Ten ways to say "I love you", as featured on the Wall of Love

Je t’aime - French

Ti Tengu Cara/Caru - Corsican

Eu Amo-te - Portuguese

Ndagukunda - Kinyarwanda

أنا بحبَك/ بحبِك - Arabic, pronounced a-na ba-he back

사랑해 - Korean, pronounced saranghae

Ich liebe dich - German

I love you - English

Ti amo - Italian

我爱你 - Simplified Mandarin, pronounced wo ai ni

Love locks in Paris

How to find the "I love you" wall in Paris

If you’re looking to pop it into Google Maps or another travel app of your choice, the exact address is Square Jehan Rictus, Place de Abesses, Butte Montmartre 75018 Paris.

Things to do around the Wall of Love

The Wall of Love is located in the quintessential Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre, which is packed with tourist attractions and cool offbeat things to do for Parisian veterans. We’ve put together a little neighborhood guide to Montmartre and here’s a selection of highlights to fall in love with...

Sacre Coeur
The gigantic white domed church that sits on top of the arrondissement boasts stunning architecture and an unbeatable view over the city.

Cafe des Deux Moulins
Loved the film Amelie? This little cafe is the spot where the quirky main character worked and given that it’s one of the most romantic French films of all time, you’ll be able to keep the love going. Discover some of the best cafes in Paris with our comprehensive guide.

Moulin Rouge
Easily spotted by its gigantic neon windmill blades, the Moulin Rouge is the perfect place for an iconic photograph - or if you have some deep pockets - a high-energy can-can performance in one of the most famed locations in the world. Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor not included.

Amelie cafe

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