Locks for Love


Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world.  You don’t traipse about Paris determined to see this or see that on your list.  You stroll through Paris, taking in the beauty of the city.  Everything about the atmosphere is romantic.  Doesn’t everyone want to commemorate such romance?  Lovers padlock promises for their romance to one of the bridges on the river Seine.  You can bring your own lock or buy one from the many vendors carts lining the river around the bridges.  At one time, these padlocked dreams were only seen on the Pont des Arts bridge.  So many locks accumulated that portions of the bridge fell into the river!  I wonder what happens to the romance if your lock falls into the river?  Hmm…

The government tried to discourage more locks but failed.  I saw locks on all or part of three bridges plus a small gate barring stairs leading to the water a short way down from the main bridges.  Really though, the tourism boost from the locks must be significant.  Even if you visit as I did without placing a lock, it all adds to the romance of Paris.

Whether you visit Paris alone, with a friend, or with your beloved; you must visit the locks.

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  1. Totally agree, the locks are a must! I love Paris so much and I can’t wait to go back. xoxo


  2. I fully intend to return on my next trip to Europe. Thanks for reading!


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