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Wall of Love - Mur des Je t'aime - Montmartre

This page was updated on: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at: 3:15 pm

Where is the Wall of Love?

Wall of Love - Mur des Je t’aime is a mural located in Square Jehan Rictus.

You'll find this tiny public garden next to Place des Abbesses.

The Square Jehan Rictus was landscaped in 1936 on the site of the old town hall of the Commune of Montmartre, which stood there from 1837 to 1882.

It pays tribute to Gabriel Randon de Saint-Amand (1867-1933), aka Jehan Rictus.

The poems and songs he wrote in the populous French language of the time brought him fame.

Jehan Rictus lived at the same time than Paul Gaugin and many other famous artists; he has also left his print in the old village.

The garden was re-landscaped in 1994 and now includes a large selection of shrubs and trees species; it spreads over 2000m2.

Wall of Love - Mur des Je t'Aime

This little oasis of greenery is nestled in the heart of Montmartre.

It could pass for an ordinary public garden, until you notice the Mur des Je t’aime - Wall of Love.

The artists Fédéric Baron and Claire Kito created the mural in 2000.

Dark blue enameled lava tiles are adorned with Je t’aime - I love you, written 311 times in 250 different languages and dialects spoken around the world.

A wall is generally a symbol of division or separation, but this wall is different.

The two artists indeed explained how they wanted Love to create an union between all people, a Place of Reconciliation.

Le Mur des je t'aime is not really visible from the street - unless you know what to look for -  so step in the tiny garden to discover it!

Directions:  18th District - Square Jehan Rictus
Metro: Abbesses on Line 12
Coordinates: Lat 48.884741 - Long 2.338795

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