Le Pont des Arts
Type: Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Romantic, Sightseeing
The Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge across the Seine, connects the Louvre with the Latin Quarter while offering some of the city's most stunning views. It is also known as the Lover's Bridge since... Read More
The Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge across the Seine, connects the Louvre with the Latin Quarter while offering some of the city's most stunning views. It is also known as the Lover's Bridge since lovers have been coming here for centuries to gaze into one another's eyes. In recent years, the phenomena of Love Locks has swept not just Paris but romantic spots throughout the world. Alas, this bridge, however, became one of the epicenters for this cultural tradition and its 19th c. railings crumbled this past summer under the weight of all that love, with a few panels even falling into the Seine below. The city is currently replacing these with plexiglass panels along with a friendly but firm campaign urging people to celebrate their #LoveWithoutLocks.
- Free Things to Do, Romantic Things to Do: "Last summer the bridge's metal paneling began to give way under the weight of all the Love Locks fastened to them. So the city has started a campaign called #LoveWithoutLocks, a digital wall where you can post your declarations of love."
- Best for Free Things to Do, Romantic Things to Do Because: Gazing at the sunset from this bridge with Notre Dame in one direction and the Grand Palais/Eiffel Tower in another is a timeless moment.
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