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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.

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.