Pont des Arts

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Pont des Arts
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,315 contributions
Pont des Arts is a lovely pedestrian bridge over the Seine River. At one entry side of the bridge is the Institut de France, and at the other side is the Palais du Louvre. The bridge is famous for all the love locks placed on it by thousands of visitors over time. As the weight of the locks took its toll and became unbearable for the bridge and dangerous to pedestrians, all the locks were removed. The views from the bridge are quite lovely and it is worth a visit.
Written September 24, 2020
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mingfatsai
Grand Island, NE4,211 contributions
I understand hanging a lock here is no longer allowed. It’s still fun to walk across a bridge demonstrating an abundance of declared love and watch the barges passes below. Plenty of benches are present so you can savor the views. This gets five stars for its uniquely charming nature and story. Feel the LOVE!
Written October 28, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,133 contributions
The Arts bridge was very popular during my previous visits to Paris. It was very crowded with people wanting to put their love lock on the bridge fence. Beside that, there were several artists making street portraits.
This time, the bridge hadn't the same appearance to me. Very few people on it and the locks were removed few years ago due to their huge number and weight.
Paris has much more beautiful bridges than this rather ordinary pedestrian one, so I think its popularity is gone with the locks.
Written January 26, 2020
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Wander & Wonder
Singapore, Singapore1,643 contributions
We went to visit the Pont des Arts bridge which used to be 'love locks' bridge. This is where couples would hang locks on the railings of the bridge until it became too many and too heavy. The authorities was worried it might collapse the wooden pedestrian bridge and remove the locks. Now it is a simple and plain bridge and has lost its charm.
Written February 17, 2020
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eof025
Lake Forest, IL204 contributions
Went across the Pond des Arts pretty much accidentally. Didn't know it was the "Lock of Love" bridge. Not really much to see here other than a good view up and down the Seine. Locks of Love are a thing now, so no need to make a pilgrimage here. You can see the same phenomenon at fence at Sacre Coeur. Not sure what came first, the lock on the fence or the street vendor selling locks at the fence....
Written January 18, 2020
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Adrienne K
Clarksburg, MD318 contributions
Incredible views of the Seine and the back side of the Palais du Louvre. I was expecting to see the bridge full of padlocks which is a symbol of love however at some time they removed all the panels and replaced them with lucite. I guess to keep from weighing it down and falling in the Seine. I bought a padlock but left it home in the states and didn't want to buy another. I was happy to share it with my true love, my son Xavier!!
Written June 9, 2020
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia14,524 contributions
Well sort of, on previous visits, the railings would be covered in locks as couples would declare there love, however, now a days it is frowned upon, (it doesnt stop the touts though).

Our favourite thing about this bridge is that it is pedestrianised, (no scooters, bikes etc), just feet, how cool. It is in a lovely part of the Seine with the Louvre on one side and the Institut de France on the other, we found our selves crossing this wonderful bridge many times.
Written March 13, 2020
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WizardofAus
Tours, France7,524 contributions
Friends
This historic bridge is being spolied by selfish people damaging it in the mistaken belief they are following some sort of tradition.

The love lock "tradition" started in the year 2000 and is causing damage to the structure. Occasionally the Paris administration cuts off all the locks, but recently they have stopped doing so.

Hopefully they will start again soon, but why should the Paris taxpayer have to pay to remove your rubbish?
Written August 28, 2012
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3CONILS
Metro Vancouver4,738 contributions
Solo
I find appalling that TA would encourage this disgusting practice of locks. There is nothing romantic about it and it damages bridges. It also cost Paris a fortune to keep removing these awful locks.
Written August 28, 2012
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gardengirl 🌻 🇺🇦
Berkshire, UK22,394 contributions
Couples
What a pity people find putting locks on this bridge a romantic thing to do. It's vandalism pure and simple. Sad that so many people are following the unthinking herd.
Written September 11, 2012
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