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Pont des Arts

Paris, France
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Ranked #80 of 764 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bridges
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Just learned from the news that the French Govt./ Paris City was going to take away the padlocks from the bridge starting from July or soon,   we decided to add this spot in our itinerary for our visit to Paris in June. I came to see the poor bridge, not the locks..It doesn’t make sense to me how love... More

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Another of the many bridges that cross the river Seine, perhaps one of the most beautiful but Paris is a fantastic city that can turn a plain deck into a work of art. Behind the "ile de la Cite" where is the cathedral of Notre-Dame, this is a reference point for the young lovers who attack the padlocks on the... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I think this is one place where you can find all types of padlocks. It must be the heaviest bridge with all the metals hanging on both sides! Bring out your camera!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The sole pedestrian-only bridge between the right bank (at the east end of the Louvre) and the left bank, the Pont des Arts is a wonderfully romantic Paris landmark. Tens of thousands (perhaps more) engraved or inscribed padlocks are attached to the bridge rails and their keys tossed into the Seine, symbolizing love that will last forever. However, because of... More

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Really nice for couples. Get a lock from home, custom made to put it there and lock your love... Hard to find a place to put the lock. A lot of guys trying to sell stuff to you and very clingy

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washington dc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have seen this hare-brained but romantic idea on bridges all over the world and finally have seen the original: thousands of padlocks, ceremonially locked by lovers, who toss the keys into the Seine. If you have conveniently forgotten yours, there's no escape--vendors are right there to help you out. A few weeks after we crossed this pedestrian-only bridge between... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Pont des Arts is a true gem. Far more romantic than its sister bridge Pont Neuf, it is located next to the Louvre Museum, which is very convenient. We had a short stop there to take pictures of the Seine river and lovers padlocks.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This bridge looks amazing with all the locks. Unfortunately due to the weight of all the locks, part of the bridge is now collapsing and is boarded up. Buy flowers for your loved one and then get a photo at the bridge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We awoke so early so we could do this and it was 110% worth it! It was just magical! There was a slight fog and the view was great! The locks are just so romantic! There are thousands of them! We put a lock on the threw our key behind our shoulder and into the water and made a wish!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Le Pont des Arts is a truly romantic spot in the heart of Paris. All those love padlocks give an iconic look to the bridge as seen in the movies. One should definitely cross it after a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral or the Louvre Museum. I advise you to bring your own lock, though - the ones sold... More

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