It used to be the Ponts des Art, which crosses the Seine and links the Louvre on the Right Bank with the Institut de France on the Left, was like a gallery, portraying bona fide works by up-and-coming artists. Somewhere along the way, though, Cupid called: Overnight, this comparatively modern bridge became a pilgrimage for paramours. Today, find it barnacled with padlocks, inscribed with the initials of wistful lovers. A trend for the ardent, couples in love can affix their lock, throw the key into the river … and seal their deed with a kiss.
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