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“The "Love Lock" bridge in Paris”

Pont de l'Archeveche
Ranked #177 of 1,821 things to do in Paris
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Personally I think it's romantic and like a tourist draw for people to put these locks on a bridge. Of course it's no good if it damages historical buildings but if so was the case I would expect the mayor of Paris to put up a sign to that effect and inform people of that fact. Also, I'm sure the value of the tourist draw this has far outpaces the cost of cutting these locks down if it becomes a problem.

56  Thank Markus A
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

There is really nothing very outstanding about this bridge. It was built in 1828 and is the narrowest road bridge in Paris. The attraction it holds for me is purely romantic! The shadow of Pont de l'Archeveche is where Gene Kelly and Lesile Caron danced in the 1951 film, An American In Paris. What more reason could you want to see it? It's also where we boarded our Batobus river boat tour. There was an accordian player sitting near the bridge entertaining the tourists, accepting Euros for his efforts and he will play requests. He played La Vie En Rose for me, albeit, badly!

22  Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

After relaxing in the shade on a bench behind the magnificent Notre Dame, I headed south on my way to the Latin Quarter and to my disappointment the lovely Pont de l'Archeveche was covered in the stupid Locks of Love. As romantic as ithe idea sounds, it's not - it's vandalism.

Imagine thousands of litte keys floating down the Seine - what impact will they have on the environment? What happens when these locks, after being exposed to the elememts, start to corrode? Is that what you want to see behind one of the world's greatest cathedrals? Not me.

The view from the bridge is spectacular (take a look at google street view to see it "sans-locls" to see what I mean.

62  Thank F1racegirl
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is the brigde to the north of Notre Dame across the Seine. Everyone puts a lock on the bridge with the names of someone or those they love. It is a truly moving site and with the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral as the backdrop, it is an amazing photo opportunity.

31  Thank rosebank1
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