Campaigners seek to end the Paris's 'love locks' tradition and remove all locks from Pont des Arts bridge
Paris is widely acknowledged as the most romantic city on earth. Couples young and old dream of memorializing their love for each other on its streets and cafes and boulevards and museums. One of the most popular modes of such memorializing, when they do land up in Paris, is to leave padlocks bearing their names on the guard rails of any of the several historical bridges on the Seine, and throw the key into the river. Typically, this tradition is concentrated on two bridges—the Pont des Arts and the Pont de l’Archevêché.