Monument

Le mur pour la paix

Place Joffre - 75007 Paris

Tour Eiffel - Invalides - 7e Arrondissement

Description

The WALL FOR PEACE is a wall in the spirit of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. The work was conceived by artist Clara Halter and put in place by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. It is 16.40m long, 13.80m wide and 9m high. It is a metal stainless steel and glass structure. The word "PEACE" is engraved on it in 32 languages in 14 alphabets. It symbolises the continuance of time across the centuries; its letter boxes collect the wishes of their senders, as in the Jewish tradition. A video wall is linked to the Internet and a cyma emphasises the work of the artist Clara Halter. Reproductions of the designs of Clara Halter, composed of letters from different alphabets, act as a support to the messages of the visitors, who place them in the slots of the wall before taking a message, from here, that will become their property. This act by the visitor will be filmed on a huge screen, so testifying to their part in the traditon of people posting messages across the generations.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Free

Exceptional opening

  • 1 January
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

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Le mur pour la paix

Place Joffre
75007 Paris
www.murpourlapaix.org/site/

  • Subway - École Militaire
  • Bus - 28, 80, 82, 87

Monument in the same district: Tour Eiffel - Invalides

Monument in the same arrondissement: 7th arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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