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Address: River Seine | Between "Institut de France" And "Palais du Louvre", Paris, France
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No more locks.

It's just a bridge, one of the many in the area. The locks are now gone, and you'll see them everywhere else in Paris. But they've put up art that's an homage to the locks. Glad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice and romantic bridge over seine. Shame that the lovelocks have been removed, however you can find them on other bridges crossing the river. A very romantic place to propose to the love of your live - just make sure that it is dark evening and the lights on the Eifel are about to go off :) a

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As others have stated most of the locks have been removed due to the weight. They do have some at the ends of the bridge. There is one other bridge that still has the locks all the way across, but it won't be long until they removed. It is quite interesting and I hope they work out a solution so... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful bridge, just in front of the Louvre! The point of view makes great pictures of Paris: musée d'orsay, musée du Louvre, and many others

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

While this bridge may no longer have locks on it there are a few just up the river that do. You can also see locks all over that area. Typically there is someone on the bridge selling locks so you don't have to come with your own. It is a very cool thing to see. It can be pretty romantic,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Used to be one of the most romantic places in Paris and a tourist must, but after a safety bill was approved, most of the padlocks were removed from the bridge, ending an era of tourist love hopes (The fact is that the bridge was small and was succumbing to the weight of the padlocks). T he place its still... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

In Sept 2014 we visited Paris and walked across a locked Pont des Arts (the grates were COVERED with padlocks). We arrived 2 weeks after the Paris government passed a law to remove the locks due to safety concerns. It doesn't look like Paris anymore. I understand why they did it - because they asked people not to lock their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were there in early May just a few weeks before the locks were removed. This is a lovely bridge and it will be better now that this distraction (along with the lock sellers) is gone. Now -- if they could just get the ring scammers to leave. This bridge offers a great view of the city up and down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was in the interesting position that I had to be in Paris twice at the end of May, beginning of June. Between the one visit and the other the city council announced that the "love locks" would be removed. I had noticed on the first visit that parts of the bridge were already severely damaged by the weight of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

After all the walking around in Paris, me and my friend took a bottle of red and sat by the Pont des arts bridge by the bank of the river. we spent 5 hours here with bagles and philladelhia cheese and some music, just enjoying the view and looking at the cruises passing by. Best time spent! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's just a bridge, one of the many in the area. The locks are now gone, and you'll see them everywhere else in Paris. But they've put up art that's an homage to the locks. Glad we went.

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Address: River Seine | Between "Institut de France" And "Palais du Louvre", Paris, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris

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