Pont Des ArtsCurrently Open
- Address: Pont des Arts, 75006 Paris, France
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Bridge, Walking Area, Entertainment
This walking bridge, even though a bit rundown is probably the most humbly romantic thing about Paris. Walking distance from Louvre, this bridge is known for its thousands of love locks that have been attached to the railings by amorous couples. These locks have the names of the lovers written on them and the keys are thrown into the river. A simple yet beautiful gesture of love makes this bridge one of the loveliest sites in Paris.
- The bridge may well have seen its last love locks as glass panels have been installed to prevent the wear and tear of this romantic site.
- Nearest subway- Pont Neuf, Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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5.51% of people who visit Paris include Pont Des Arts in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
29.79% of people start their Pont Des Arts visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Pont Des Arts
48.1% of people prefer walking in order to reach Pont Des Arts
The love lock bridge. It's a shame that they have cut many of the locks off but it is still worth the visit. It's an easy walk from the Louvre. They do sell locks right there and you can put your lock on and celebrate your relationship.
2 years ago we were about to put a lock not on the bridge but on a staircase with a large metal chain. We had the chance to go back and now the few spots that were available for putting locks now has the same hard plastic barrier on it. It's sad our lock is gone. But at the same time I understand the locks are wearing down the bridge and stairwell. I'm glad I got to see it when it was still full of locks.
The Love Lock tradition was born here, but it is a great detriment to the city now. With the weight of the locks, this bridge started falling apart a few years ago. The city has since removed the railings that once held all of the locks and replaced them with thicker ones that are covered in plexiglass to deter locks. However, the tradition continues elsewhere throughout the city now. As appealing as it sounds to add a lock under this tradition within Paris, please remember to be a conscious traveller and leave no mark in the places you visit so that they can be enjoyed the same by many more visitors in the future.
Looks so good without those eyesores of love locks. Glad they removed them. One can enjoy the views without those locks looking like barnacles.
Once upon the time many had love locks there. Romantic and unforgettable memory still very dear to my heart although all padlocks were removed due to the weight issue and unacceptable eye sore to Parisians. Wooden bridge a remarkable reminder of previous times. Strolling on the bridge feels like walking through history imagining how many people crossed it over hundreds of years enjoying beautiful scenery and endless views of river Seine. Still very romantic stroll for people who came from all over the world to enjoy breathtakingly beautiful city of L❤️VE.