Pont des Arts

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Pont des Arts

Located near the Louvre, the Pont des Arts—or Passerelle des Arts (aka the Lovers’ Bridge)—is a pedestrian bridge crossing over the Seine. Beginning in 2008 tourists have began locking padlocks to the railings and grates of the bridges and throwing the key into the Seine to represent their committed love. However, the added weight has begun to damage the bridge and a part of the parapet began collapsing. In 2014 the Paris Mayor’s Office began encouraging tourists to take selfies with the bridge instead of adding more locks to the already full bridge. 

Address: 
Pont des Arts
75006 Paris
France
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Map of Pont des Arts