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The Famous Love Lock Bridge in Paris

The Pont des Arts connects the Institut de France with The Louvre.  It was originally constructed in 1804 during the reign of Napoleon but the original bridge suffered two aerial bombardments during World War I and II, as well as numerous collisions with boats before collapsing in 1979 after a ship rammed into it. Built in 1984 the present bridge is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the rest of the Seine Riverfront in Paris. It is most famous for being the Lock Bridge in Paris. Visitors to the bridge attach personalized padlocks to its railing and throw the keys away in the Seine River.

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Paris - Notre Dame with Pont de la Tournelle Featured Pont des Arts Image

Paris - Notre Dame with Pont de la Tournelle

English to English translationParis. Pont de la Tournelle (Tournelle Bridge in English), is an arch bridge spanning the river Seine in Paris. Lovers from all over the world, aware of the bridges romancing traditions, have padlocked engraved metal souvenirs of their mutual enchantment, on the Pont de la Tournelle railings before hurling the key into the Seine. Notre Dame Cathedral, is a Gothic, Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Ile de la Cite in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France

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