Lonely Planet Writer

Au revoir: Paris bids farewell to Pont des Arts love locks

Love locks on the Pont des Arts.
Love locks on the Pont des Arts. Image by Davide Oliva / CC BY-SA 2.0

Paris Town Hall authorities have confirmed that the ‘love locks’ on the city’s famous Pont des Arts bridge will be removed as of Monday. Hundreds of thousands of padlocks left by tourists on the bridge have left it in a state of disrepair and the Town Hall suggests it also represents a safety issue. The Pont des Arts will be closed for a week while the locks are removed and a temporary art installation will take its place before glass panels are installed to prevent further locks from being hung on the bridge. Read more: thelocal.fr