Locks of Love Parisian Style

Much has been written about the padlocks of love attached to Pont de l’Archevêché in Paris. Couples in love write their initials or messages on them and affix them to the bridge symbolizing their desire to stay locked in love and return in the future. Many think it an eyesore, but I love the idea! To me it’s a huge ongoing modern art project built with love – what could be more beautiful than that?

Location of Pont de l’Archevêché: The bridge links the 4th Arrondissement, at the Île de la Cité, to the 5th Arrondissement, between the quai de Montebello and the quai de la Tournelle.

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  • mhdriver
    Posted at 14:15h, 15 July Reply

    Thank you for posting this. I would never had seen this if you hadn’t posted this. I love seeing new things and places I’ve never seen or been .

  • Krista
    Posted at 06:19h, 20 May Reply

    Great post! Love locks are impossibly romantic to me and it looks like many, many others agree. Each one is so different, from professionally engraved locks to names scratched on in every size, shape, and colour, it’s just a perfect metaphor for relationships.

  • Raul (ilivetotravel in Twitter)
    Posted at 15:29h, 16 May Reply

    How appropriate for the city of romance!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 09:11h, 19 May Reply

      Hi Raul!
      Thanks for the comment. It is so cute, non?

  • Beth Hanson, CanalBargeCruises.com
    Posted at 14:56h, 16 May Reply

    Hi Priscilla,

    I couldn’t agree with you more. When I was in Paris last September, I couldn’t believe how many more locks have been placed on the bridges. I think it’s touching, romantic and leaves a piece of everyone’s heart in Paris. Vive l’amour!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 09:22h, 18 May Reply

      Hi Beth,
      I think they look so cool and it is truly romantic indeed!
      Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

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