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Pont des Arts

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Address: River Seine | Between "Institut de France" And "Palais du Louvre", Paris, France
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Filled with an air of romance and beauty

The locks bridge itself is not beautiful like the Pont des Alexandre III, but there's still something special and romantic about it. It overlooks the Seine River and the Notre... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The locks bridge itself is not beautiful like the Pont des Alexandre III, but there's still something special and romantic about it. It overlooks the Seine River and the Notre Dame can be seen from the bridge. As you stroll over the bridge and take in the thousands of locks with couples' initials written on them, you can't help but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The trick is to take a small padlock with you and a permanent marker, write you and your partners initials on it , lock it on the bridge with all the other millions of locks and throw your key in the seine ! It was one of my favourite points while strolling along the river seine . Enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I love this bridge. We stayed near it for a week in Paris and we visited several times. But don't go during the most popular time. Get up early (like 7 am) and visit it. It is so calm and peaceful in the morning. No one else is there and the light is beautiful. Watching the early morning sun reflect... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Compared to Pont de l'Archevêché, this bridge is more crowded and less lovely. Probably due to the recent works it had when I visited there and some of the railings were empty. Nonetheless, this is just one of the many must-pass-by location when you stroll around in Paris. I still prefer Pont de l'Archevêché though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

As described elsewhere this nothing but a bridge where lovers have attached locks with their names and that of their beloved to the links of the bridge railing. As you approach it from the west, it shimmers with what you eventually discover are tens of thousands of brass locks relecting in the light. You will have a hard time finding... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This pace has become the symbol of love over River Seine. Love locks on the entire bridge is an amazing sight. There must be thousands of locks put by couples. Now there are boards which prevent placing of locks i guess the considerable increase of load on bridge due to the locks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

A little bit of fun to put your padlock on the bridge with your partners name on, shut the lock and throw away the key. Overlooks the cathedral and la seine so some really lovely views in the sun. It's quite a sight to see just how many locks are actually there. Moment will live with us for a long... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Pont des Arts is a pedestrian bridge across the Seine near the Louvre. The chain link fences along the sides of the bridge are completely covered with padlocks in a romantic display by couples wanting to 'lock' up their love. Unfortunately, the city authorities have covered over many sections of the bridge with pieces of plywood and these pieces... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

So sad this bridge is such an eyesore. I understand the romantic gesture of attaching padlocks to this bridge but looking at what the bridge has become, it appears that the padlock gesture is actually a selfish act of vandalism. The graffiti on the boards now covering the locks further diminishes the appeal of this bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

To see the thousands of locks is a sight. Its a shame they have put board over the from which is now covered in grafitti. But if you want to put a lock on the bridge and throw the key in the Seine you can find space if you look hard!

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