I Love You Wall (Le mur des je t’aime)

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With over 612 lava tiles and 311 languages, the wall was created by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito in Montmartre, France as a monument to for and love. In 1992, Baron made it his mission to collect as many ways as possible that he could that the phrase “I love you” was expressed in words. After eight years of collecting this research, the wall was finally constructed in the year 2000. In order to be established as a long-time monument, the wall was built and the paints were designed to last through time and the elements.

The town of Montmartre has a very rich history when it comes to the arts in Paris. The super famous early 20th century Spanish Pablo Picasso resided in the Bateau-Lavoir, helping to spark the genre of Cubism (along with his collaborator Georges Braque).

What is something that you love? Pick a language to write “I love you” in and draw something or someone that you love.

Works Cited:

  • “Famous People in Montmartre.” Feels Like Home In Paris, https://www.feelslikehomeinparis.com/tips/famous-people-in-montmartre. 
  • “Top 10 Interesting Facts about the I Love You Wall in Montmartre.” Discover Walks Blog, 10 Oct. 2019, https://www.discoverwalks.com/blog/top10/10-interesting-facts-about-the-i-love-you-wall-in-montmartre/. 
  • Ugc. “I Love You Wall.” Atlas Obscura, Atlas Obscura, 10 Jan. 2012, https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/le-mur-des-je-t-aime.