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Pont des Arts, Paris

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Bridge Tourist Spot
A pedestrian bridge, Pont des Arts crosses the Seine River, linking the Institut de France and the central square of the Palais du Louvre. Many lovebirds come here to lock padlocks to the railing or grating on the side of the bridge. They then throw the key into the Seine as a romantic gesture, representing the couple's commitment. Note that the French police patrol the bridge to stop people from throwing keys into the river. Work out when and for how long to visit Pont des Arts and other Paris attractions using our handy Paris itinerary maker.
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  • I just love this bridge It feels so different than the others and has a quaint people feel about it. And the views of the Seine are always wonderful and ever-changing. Love to walk along the river and...  more »
  • the authorities have removed the side grill along with all the locks and replaced with glass sheets... so nothing special about this bridge anymore !!  more »
  • The removal of the love locks made this bridge less romantic and lost its allure to be even considered as an attraction. There are some locks sporadically placed on the lamp posts and places you're no...  more »
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  • Provides a beautiful walk in this beautiful city and one of the iconic views of Paris. This bridge used to call ‘Love Lock Bridge’ but recently over one million "love locks" (weighing over 45 tons) have been removed following the collapse of some sections of the bridge barriers. It was wonder being surrounded by art and the atmosphere was just mind blowing. You will find some nice paintings to buy around the bridge area.
  • The fences have been removed and replaced and all the love locks with them as well!! This was done by Paris municipality due to the huge locks weight on the fences and bridge pillar. There is now no possibility to put lock on the fences. Still very beautiful place to make pictures!
  • Very beautiful and romentic bridge. Nice view of river. While on the bridge you will notice thousands of padlock locked by love once which has been removed now
  • No more locks here, you can come and sit and relax while watching most beautiful river and listen to songs. It's beautiful and romantic. Still i liked it more when locks were allowed but its now glassed and no further love locks can be locked here
  • Day or night you can enjoy watching people walking around and having fun and everyone happy . Highly recommended