I love You : The Wall - Paris France
What schoolboy has not carved in his desk with his penknife the name of
his first love? What teenager has not confided to the stone wall of his
neighbourhood the secret of an "I love you"? What couple has not
engraved its initials in a heart pierced by an arrow on the bark of a
The initiative of Frédéric Baron is engraved in
this long chain of silent passions. Lovers have their day of
celebration, St Valentine's day. It is now time for them to have a
meeting place; a space where love comes together in every language: LE
MUR DES JE T'AIME (I love You : The Wall).
As disciple of Philéas Fogg, Frédéric
Baron dreamed of a trip around the world in 80 "I love yous". He did
not leave. He asked his younger brother to write the magic phrase. Then
he turned to a neighbour who was Arab or Portuguese or
Russian…and so on. He opened many doors, particularly those
of Embassies. Each time, it was the same mechanism, the same heartfelt
fervour. In order to reap the most beautiful harvest of words of love,
three large notebooks were filled with "I love you" written 1000 times
in more than 300 languages.
Frédéric Baron asked Claire Kito, an artist who
practices oriental calligraphy, to assemble the script. From their
collaboration was born the image of a wall on which the principle
languages and dialects of the planet glittered like stars in the sky.
Specializing in murals, Daniel Boulogne also fell in love with the
project and successfully brought to completion the construction of this
Venice has its
of Sighs, Agra its Taj Mahal. Let us hope that Paris, the City of
Light, is illuminated and radiant from its new jewel, LE MUR DES JE
T'AIME (The Wall of I love Yous).
In a world marked by violence and dominated by individualism, walls,
like frontiers, are usually made to divide and to separate people and
to protect them from one another. On the contrary, The Wall is a link,
a place of reconciliation, a mirror which reflects an image of love and
The Wall is built on a surface of 40m2 (10 x 4) and composed of 612
tiles of enamelled lava of 21x29.7 cm in size. The shape
of the lava
tiles remembers of the sheets of paper on which
Frédéric Baron wrote his texts. The splashes of
colour on the fresco are the pieces of a broken heart, those of a
humanity which is too often torn apart and which The Wall attempts to
The Wall is located in Paris, Buttes Montmartre, Place des Abbesses, in
the Square Jehan Rictus. Metro: Abbesses. Admission is free
In order to view the virtual tour you must have
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In order to view the virtual tour you must have
the QuickTime software.
Use of virtual views:
In order to rotate the image and to see the panoramic image at
180°, click on the image with the left button and move the
mouse to the right or to the left while keeping the button pressed. The
further you move the mouse, the faster the panoramic image rotates.
In order to zoom in and out use the capitals and control keys, while
the mouse cursor is over the QuickTime picture.
N.B. : If you zoom too much, the picture will be distorted; this
phenomenon is perfectly normal.
Enjoy your tour!
Help for the virtual tour of le mur des je t'aime
In order to take full advantage of the virtual tour of le mur des je
t'aime, you need QuickTime.
Apple supplies this software in two versions: QuickTime Standard (free)
and QuickTime Pro (not free). The Pro version is not required for this
virtual tour of I love You : The Wall.
In order to install
QuickTime on your computer in Windows, please follow the following
1 - Download QuickTime by clicking the following link:
Please enter your e-mail address and your last and first name, if
necessary, on this page, select your system (Windows for PC or
Macintosh), and click on "Download QuickTime" button.
2- An installation software, called QuickTimeInstaller.exe, will be
copied on your hard disk in the directory of your choice. This
installation software does not take too much space and can be
3- You need to launch this software in order that QuickTime be loaded
and installed completely. To this purpose, you need to go to the
directory where you copied the installation software and double-click
on its icon. Follow the instructions in order to proceed with the
installation. This second phase takes a little bit longer; you should
allow 20 to 30 minutes with a standard modem. Of course, you need to
stay connected to the Internet during this last phase.
4- Once the QuickTime installation is complete, and after you restart
your computer, you can return to our site and embark on a virtual tour.
N.B. : QuickTime installation brings to your desktop various icons
(shortcuts) that you are not obliged to keep.
Please note that the download of QuickTime panoramic images can take
quite a bit of time.
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