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Pont des Arts

Address: River Seine | Between "Institut de France" And "Palais du Louvre", Paris, France
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Ranked #72 of 624 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Pont de Arts is famous for its many padlocks. The government is trying to stop this, and has replaced some sections with glass panels and put wooden panels over others, but the panels have been graffitied and it’s looking pretty ugly. One section even toppled into the Seine earlier last year! Apparently, they weighed a section with padlocks that had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Pont des Arts is one of the pedestrian bridges across the River Seine right in the heart of Paris. A really lovely bridge with a rich history. True, the city has decided to put a stop to additional padlocks being placed on the bridge...but this is all in the interest of safety. Views from the bridge are still stunning.... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Romantic Ile de la Cité in the background, in the twinkling lights of Eiffel tower, this bridge of love locks is definitely Lover's bridge. If you are in the romantic capital of the world, don't miss this bridge. Hold hands, grad a kiss, celebrate love because everyday here is Valentine's day :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is just part of Paris's rich history. Full of elegance and charm it gives the city. Built under Napoleon 1. But it is with great sadness to tell you how terrible and offensive it to Paris;s decor that these so called Love locks have bombarded the Pont des Arts. It really is a shame that it has been allowed... More 

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Incheon, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The padlocks are still there but are largely boarded up to prevent further weight being added to the bridge. This inevitably and sadly takes something away from the romance of the place. Now seems to have become a place to have a quick look rather than linger with someone you love; shame. Other bridges and places are already beginning to... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a Defo must see! Full Of couples love locks Sights are quite breath taking Good photo opportunity Just near to the louve museum U can buy padlocks and pens in the bridge if u haven't already brought one with u

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Middletown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Don't put a lock on the bridge to destroy it further, just grab a kiss. There are sections that have collapsed because of the weight of the locks. It is a romantic idea that has gone horribly wrong. The inner side of the bridge is covered in graffiti filled wooden boards instead of the beautiful iron work that was once... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Paris is known to be romantic and what better way to kick up the romance than do the tradition of placing a lock on the bridge and throwing the key into the Seine!

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Chickamauga, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Putting our Lock on the Pont des Arts bridge was one of the most romantic things that my husband and I did on our honeymoon! I'm so glad we did it! If you forgot to bring a lock with you, it's ok because they sell them everywhere at all the gift shops and street vendors near the bridge.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Me and my girlfriend went to Pont des Arts, and when we got there it was covered in wooden boards which had graffiti all over them, and was very romantic at all! We were very disappointed and annoyed and then to add to that we were pestered the whole way down the bridge, to buy roses, padlocks, bracelets and it... More 

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