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Pont des Arts

Paris, France
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Ranked #74 of 755 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bridges
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Not only does every bridge have it's own personality, it goes over the River Seine. This is one of the "Love Lock" bridges. While I did put a lock I learned afterwards what a problem it's causing for the bridges and suggest another way to express your love for your partner.

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Grafenwöhr, Bayern, Germany
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The setting is romantic aside from the numerous street vendors trying to get your attention to buy locks (which were extremely over priced). Definitely bring your camera to take pictures of all the locks and if you have time, you can walk down the bridge and see the different locks that have been placed on the bridge. They were tearing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We had gotten a lock as a wedding gift with our names on it. It was pretty romantic to lock our lock. I've heard some of the negative feedback, I assume they will just take down the locks if the city ends up wanting to do that. It was very romantic!

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A must do with your loved one when in Paris! If you have no padlock with you, there are street sellers, selling them from 3 Euro's and up and most of them have a marker for you to write your message. Like many of the other reviews it is great experience to see all the locks on the bridge, the... More

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Way to many tourists and way to many locks, but still super funny to be here. The crowd is divided in to two: One, trying to find a square centimeter or third of inch place to pout their lock, and another crowd who already put their lock before, who is searching to find where it is. It is overwhelming crowd.... More

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We came by this lovely bridge and saw the locks on the metal lattice side walls. Then we saw all the vendors on Quai des Conti selling the locks at outrageous prices. The day before we heard a news message suggesting that they are considering controlling the practice since it has spread to four other bridges and the railings are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great experience to see all the locks on the bridge. Quite surreal when you think of how many people have come to put locks on the bridge. Had a lock engraved and surprised my partner (all men doing reading this, DO IT. She'll thank you later.) Luckily we found a spot, and didn't even feel guilty about the fact that... More

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Ararangua, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's a nice gesture to your significant other. The setting is romantic, if you manage to disregard the street (bridge) vendors. A kind of declaration or renewal of your feelings.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What perhaps started off as a nice, romantic idea, has definitely turned into an eye-sore. All bridges around the Ile-de-la-Cite are drowning under the weight of countless colourful and kitschy padlocks. The local authorities recently launched a campaign encouraging tourists to post selfies taken on the bridge, instead of locking more padlocks, as parts of this bridge have started to... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Firstly, my rating as 'Average' only coz Im unable to decide if this bridge is a sight or sore... Its both depending on how u wanna look at it. Sore, yes, coz of polluting the Seine with the keys of your love life n also contributing to falling apart of the bridge (Our local guide informed us that parts of... More

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