The Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses the River Seine. It links the Institut de France and the central square (cour carrée) of the Palais du Louvre, (which had been termed the "Palais des Arts" under the First French Empire).
Between 1802 and 1804, under the government of Napoleon Bonaparte, a nine-arch metallic bridge for pedestrians was constructed at the location of the present day Pont des Arts: this was the first metal bridge in Paris. The engineers Louis-Alexandre de Cessart and Jacques Dillon initially conceived of a bridge which would resemble a suspended garden, with trees, banks of flowers, and benches. Passage across the bridge at that time cost one sou.
Quick Services corporation | Mar 26, 2018
Beautiful wide bridge that connects to the Love ones.when I visited this place back in 2014 this bridge was full of locks ,it was fun to look at all locks and read some of the notes written with them.While most of the locks have been removed from bridges, I guess there are still many left .it is also a very Nice spot to watch the Eiffel Tower light up at night.
James Bower | Mar 13, 2018
Beautiful spot, but the city took down the fence with the locks. Now they are just on the lamp posts. Beautiful views up and down the Seine.
Peter Gregg | Dec 8, 2017
Scenic wide bridge that spans the Seine and connects to the Louvre. While most of the locks have been removed from bridges, there are still sections full of them. Beautiful view in both directions. Nice spot to watch the Eiffel Tower lit up at night in the distance.
Trippy Towel | Jan 24, 2018
It's a bridge. I crossed it. I got to the other side. Luckily it didn't fall down. Like other bridges crossing the Seine, you get a nice view of the river.
Amir Tor | May 21, 2018
Lovely place for the romantic souls. Great view of the Siene and the crossing island. Note that the bridge has been modified to prevent the hang of "love locks", but its still possible around the bridge lights.
Faysal Ahmed | May 21, 2018
Really it’s different place for historic places and lovers also the one of wonderful bridges in the worlds and you can enjoy there Also Since late 2008, tourists have taken to attaching padlocks (love locks) with their first names written or engraved on them to the railing or the grate on the side of the bridge, then throwing the key into the Seine river below, as a romantic gesture. This gesture is said to represent a couple's committed love. Although this is not a French tradition and has only been taking place in Paris since the end of 2008, with locks occasionally being cut off by city workers, since 2012 the number of locks covering the bridge has become overwhelming, with locks being attached upon other locks. In February 2014, Le Monde estimated that there were over 700,000 locks; with the 2014 summer tourist season, many thousands more have since been added, creating a serious safety concern for city authorities and an aesthetic issue for Parisians.
Lloyd Cox | May 10, 2018
Great visit to France! I just loved everything! Walking across the bridge and along the riverside, was beautiful. Seeing the tour boats traveling down the river, and the many street vendors along side the road, river side and the beautiful view of Frances architecture
Rufaro Chiriseri | May 13, 2018
Lovely old wooden bridge that leads to a man made beach across the river. Unfortunately, the locks were taken down 2 years ago due to the weight. Also, there are 2 great boat restaurants moored on the river that give you a magnificent view of Paris.
Myint Htoo Aung | May 5, 2018
It’s nice place to walk over the bridge and walk around Seine River. Be careful of Pick pocket and some people going to trick you money by playing games. They are group by playing by themselves to attract your attention to involve in their games.
B. Gold | Jul 6, 2018
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.
Brett Gottfried | Jun 30, 2018
This iconic bridge was once full of love locks places here by people from all over the world. However,after safety concerns and the bridge weight becoming too much the put an end to it. It still has a history charm to it when walking across as you think of what it was in the past.
Yogita Uchil | Jun 17, 2018
It is a bridge where you can just hang around and enjoy the beauty of the city. Don't miss the home made ice cream that is sold by a old couple. It's yummy!
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