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Bucket List: Love Bridge

 

The word love wrote on the glass of the Love Bridge in Paris

I’ve wanted to go to the Love Bridge for awhile and as our first holiday as a couple it was even more special. After all, Paris is the city of love.

The Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts, more commonly known as the Love Bridge or the Love Lock Bridge, is where people – usually couples – go to leave locks to symbolise their love. The bridge used to be much fuller but there was worries of it being a health and safety risks so they’ve taken the locks off and put up mechanisms to prevent to bridge getting as full as it once was.

This didn’t stop people though.

locks on wall by the Love Bridge in Paris

On the walk to the bridge there was locks left on polls and literally anything they could be put on. At the bridge itself people wrapped bike locks around the lamp pools and put locks on that, some even put it on the light itself.

There was a lot of heart locks, and others that said Paris, which were adorable – they put our little silver lock to shame. Most people throw the key into the river but I kept ours.

The Love Bridge was also only a short walk away from Shakespeare & Co so if you’re in Paris I’d recommend going to both.

Even if you’re not there to put a lock on, the architecture in Paris is gorgeous, and there’s stunning views of boats on the River Seine, you can also just about see the Eiffel Tower from there too.

Paris is a must for everyone’s bucket list, I’m so happy I got to do some of the most important stuff on my list of things to do before I die.

Locks the love bridge while a boat passes on the river seine

3 thoughts on “Bucket List: Love Bridge

  1. I remember visiting Paris about 4 or 5 years ago when this bridge was covered in locks. I didn’t leave one as my partner at the time thought it was silly! There’s also a similar lock bridge in Cologne – Germany. I think it’s cute you kept your key. 😊

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