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Pont des Arts, Paris

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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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  • Exclusive pedestrian bridge, connecting to the Louvre Museum and Institute of France, however, the most striking is the presence of numerous locks with the names of the couple, stuck on the bridge. This fact made the bridge famous and sought after by couples in love. Beautiful structure bridge under the Seine River, makes the unforgettable landscape.
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  • Pont des Arts or bridge of locks is a common bridge but that evokes much love and a pleasant feeling of tranquility... yet there are many locks and you can admire the river Seine.
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  • Heard a lot about this bridge, some called it a love bridge. However, they have removed all the locks and it became very plain looking. Nonetheless, it still offers a great view of the Seine river. No...  read more »
  • Lovely foot bridge. Great views of the river in both directions. Ever-changing art and street artists/performers, but don't be a victim of pick pockets and scam artists that frequent the area. The "locks of love" (people used to attach padlocks with their names in marker to the steel handrails, how romantic) have been removed and new anti-lock railings installed as the locks were costing the city a fortune to remove.
  • A very iconic bridge leading to the Institut de France. Many also know it as the Love Lock Bridge. While you are walking around the city, I recommend that you check this out. However, you are no longer allowed to lock your love onto the bridge. And if you do? What happens if your lock is cut... is that a bad omen?
  • Love this bridge. The only pedestrian only bridge in Paris. It used to be the love lock bridge but they have all been removed and now there is glass preventing any further locks. Great views of the water. Come here at night, gets lively with music and lots of people drinking .
  • Nice little bridge to look at the city. The city has take all the locks off and has now replaced the chain link with a metal tube bridge with plexi-glass to prevent you from putting locks on the bridge. It is still a nice bridge to look across the river though.
  • Perfect place to take pictures day or night! When we went you were able to put your locks on the bridge but I believe they took that out now which is kind of sad.
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