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Pont des Arts

Paris, France
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Ranked #64 of 733 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bridges
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Any bridge over the Seine is worth walking over and this is in a nice area. I was persuaded to cross it by my teenage daughter who bought a lock and placed it on the bridge (no need to bring one as you will be hounded by street sellers selling them and marker pens). Personally I think it is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Le Pont des Arts is not the only bridge with lots of locks, but it certainly is the most famous. Le Pont de l'Archevèqué is also very popular and has the best view of Notre Dame. It is a part of Paris and it is a foolish idea of romance, but we bought a lock and did it anyway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

As a pedestrian bridge, this another of the Love Lock Bridges sweeping through Europe. There must be tens of thousands of locks on this bridge, to an extent that the weight is breaking some of the panels. It is a sight to see as more and more people add to the look. I don't see it as vandalism, but another... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Well, I have mixed thoughts on the locks. On one hand, they are diverse and beautiful, and represent young love. And they are quite artistic to look at as a group. And I would love to buy a panel of the removed locks and mount as wall art in my house. But they are tearing parts of the bridge down.... More

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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Pont des Arts is quite an interesting bridge and one can cross it if one goes to the Louvre. There are many love padlocks on it, which many people think are not a good idea. I do not think I myself would put a padlock on it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Reading the reviewes for this bridge before my last visit in Paris I was indecisive whether I would like to "lock" the bridge or not. At first it sounded to me very romantic to do so, but afterwards I was persuaded that I do not want to contribute to the pollution of Seine and even more I come to think... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had a lock engraved with the date we were to be in Paris and the name of the song we had played at our wedding.... then while here, placed our lock on the bridge and then threw the keys in the river! Another ROMANTIC part of Paris not to be missed. Quite a site to see all the LOVE.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I am shocked by the amount of reviewers who believe that the bridge has been "vandalized". I truly believe that the lock bridge is one of the things that Paris embraces as something that makes the city romantic. Yes, the locks are periodically removed to make sure that the bridge does not collapse, but that is merely part of maintenance.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Many couples when in Paris will make an effort to come here. Not only that they can show and display their love and affection to each other by placing a lock to symbolise their love on the bridge, the surrounding scenery is so beautiful that one should not miss. Many people refer this place to the "Lock Bridge", which is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've always wanted to visit Pont Des Art and actually put a lock on it. My sister and two cousins which love far away, which we met up with on our trip to Paris put a lock on together on this lock bridge, to just symbolize how we will always stay really good friends, even though we're so far apart.... More

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