For the last few years the Pont des Arts’ mesh parapets have been used as a canvas for couples to display their love with love tokens.
Pont des Arts, Paris’ first iron pedestrian bridge of Paris
This famous Parisian bridge was built between 1801 and 1804 and links the Institut de France to the Palais du Louvre’s square courtyard. The bridge has starred in numerous films and adverts because of its incredible views of Paris.
Paris’ first iron pedestrian bridge was bombed during the First and Second World Wars and has been rebuilt several times. The constant construction work weakened the bridge and despite being classified as a monument historique on March 17th 1975, it was closed to traffic in 1977 and collapsed again in 1979 after a barge ran into it.
It has become one of the most famous locations in Paris after its most recent reconstruction between 1981 and 1984.
The Pont des Arts attracts couples and their love tokens, artists and photographers for the views and picnic lovers flock here when the sun comes out.
- Metro: Louvre-Rivoli Station, line 1
L’Hotel d’Aubusson Paris, a 4 star hotel in the heart of Saint-Germain des Prés