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Pont Des Arts

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Pont Des Arts

Paris, France

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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