High culture is a quintessential part of Paris’ personality, and nowhere is that better expressed than in the city’s wealth of world-class museums. From art-world heavyweights to modernist stylings, here are six of the City of Light’s top museums.
Wall of Love (Le Mur des Je T'aime)
Square Jean Rictus, Place des Abbesses, Paris, 75018
A must-see for couples visiting Paris from around the world, the Wall of Love is a monument to love, peace, and harmony. The artist, Frédéric Baron, wanted to give lovers a meeting place and began collecting the words “I love you” in as many languages as he could. Splashes of color on the dark-blue wall represent broken hearts.
A visit to the Wall of Love in Jehan Rictus Square is often included in tours of the Montmartre district of Paris. The park is also a lovely spot to enjoy a picnic lunch and rest a bit before continuing your exploration of Montmartre.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Wall of Love is a must-see for couples and honeymooners.
The wall is open to visitors free of charge.
Jehan Rictus Square is a good spot to take a rest on your Montmartre explorations.
If you want to take a Wall of Love photograph without the crowds, arrive early in the morning.
How to Get There
The Wall of Love is located in Jehan Rictus Square in the Montmartre district of Paris. Montmartre is in the 18th arrondissement on the city’s right bank, just north of the infamous Pigalle red-light district. From central Paris, take metro line 12 to the Abbesses stop and you’ll be within a few minutes’ walk of the park.
When to Get There
Like many attractions in Paris, The Wall of Love can be visited year-round. Keep in mind that parks in Paris have opening and closing times that vary with the seasons, so the Jehan Rictus Square does closer earlier during the winter months. Visit early in the morning during the summer months for the chance to photograph the wall without the crowds.
Other Attractions in Montmartre
Located in the 18th arrondissement north of central Paris, Montmartre is one of the most colorful districts in the city. Visit the hilltop Sacré-Coeur Basilica, where you’ll enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the city, and then wander the historical cobblestones and famous staircases of Montmartre’s North Slope.
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