The “I love you” wall – Lovers wall.
When you think of Paris it’s inevitable to think about love, it is the place where all the lovers want to go and the Eiffel Tower is its greatest icon. But, in a small hidden spot in the District of Montmartre, you can find “LE MUR DES JE T’AIME” or the “I love you” wall.
I love the history of this wall and I want to share it with everyone, so that you can understand why this wall is so special to me.
The wall its creator, Frédéric Baron, began to collect «I love you notes», asking people to write «I love you» in their native language on a piece of paper that he gave them. He wanted to travel around the world with this phrase, without leaving Paris, and he succeeded. He came to collect more than a 1,000 «I love you notes”, in more than 300 languages and dialects.
He contacted the artist Claire Kito, specialist in oriental calligraphy, who conducted the calligraphy of the work.
Together they made this beautiful project, which in my opinion quite rightly advocates the love between people, cultures, countries and religions.
To me, it’s a symbol of love and unity, which breaks with the concept of a separating wall, creating a wall of tolerance and respect, a wall that separates, but also unites.
You can visit it for free at place des Abbesses, district of Montmartre.
– the I love you wall measures 10×4 meters and comprises 612 21×29,7 cm tiles, exactly the extent of the role that Baron used to make people write «I love you» in their language.
– More than 50,000 copies of an «I love you» book are published, this book is distributed for free in Paris.
I hope that this love story and «the I love you wall» have gotten you just as excited as me!
Please share your photos, experiences and feedback with me!
Kisses my dear travelers! Always smile and disfrutamiruta.