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Pont des Arts, Paris

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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. Use our Paris trip maker tool to arrange your visit to Pont des Arts and other attractions in Paris.
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  • You can not hang your padlock today it is a beautiful place to stop and think about the love, it is not an activity that takes much time, so leaving or arriving at the Louvre I recommend you stop and fill yourself with magic in general surrounding paris.
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  • Three years ago, over in the future, on the point it was only include head. 陣 before saw News say, can't download the bridge itself that much include the weight of the head, and therefore to include head removed. Today, come see the bridge itself is 圍 籬 change the design plan, and and pressure of transparent acrylic kits o up. Only some 燈 rod which still include head, Feeling point change was refreshing, different Field of view model courses. If you go to visit Rome floating Palace, don't forget that taking the time to go over the future, less than five minutes, you can feel on the Varna River King Landis, this 剛 well here you can see the two individual channels of Exchange
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  • Here the love locks are hung from each lover. Thousands of locks are already and it is even difficult to find a place. We have attached a castle, a must for lovers in Paris. Nice view on the Seine
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  • The place is unique, you could see and feel romantic mode on when you're arrived. about six years ago you could see thousands of love padlocks locked on the whole sides of the bridge, but now only few. The padlocks have cleaned out.
  • Very romantic beautiful pedestrian bridge. You have a beautiful view of the Seine river and all the major Paris landmarks. It's wow!
  • Been to the lock bridge. A serene bridge with wooden planks and video over the Seine. Still seeing the locks in the lock bridge despite municipality effort to deter it. Well, your can't erase culture so easily I guess ☺️
  • 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.
  • Today is 5 July and still the love locks are absent. The municipality will not allow them unless the bridge's structure will become adequately reinforced to endure the weight. For the time being it's a bridge of memories which is best avoided if you walk barefoot (due to wood splinters), in stilettos (because you may become stuck), or with a cane (because you may fall). But then again, love conquers all.

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