I Love You Wall – Paris, France - Atlas Obscura
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Paris, France

I Love You Wall

Paris' linguistic guide to the international language of, yes, love. 

Spanning 416 square feet, the I Love You Wall (Le mur des je t’aime) in Paris’ Jehan-Rictus Square was created by two artists as a rendezvous location for lovers and a lasting monument to eternal adoration.

Covered in 612 lava tiles, the wall features the words “I love you” in 311 different languages, including all 192 languages of the United Nations.

The piece of artwork was created by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito, who originally collected the phrase in notebooks by knocking on the doors of embassies and asking their neighbors until they had collected more than 300 languages all expressing the powerful sentiment of love.

Know Before You Go

From Monday to Friday, it opens at 8:00 a.m. On weekends and holidays it opens at 9. From January 1 to 31, it closes at 5:30 p.m. From February 1 to March 1 it closes at 6. From March 2 to April 15 it closes at 7. From April 16 to May 15 it closes at 9. From May 16 to August 31 it closes at 9:30. From September 1 to 30 it closes at 8. The closest subway station is Abbesses.