Pont des Arts
Pont des Arts , is a steel-and-wood pedestrian bridge across the Seine River that connects the Louvreto the Institut de France. It is a popular spot for strollers and romantic young couples, since the view from either side of the bridge is splendid, and it gets away from the traffic noise that plagues most of Paris. There are occasional art shows and other events on the bridge, and it isn’t unusual to see people painting or sketching here.
You may occasionally see padlocks attached to the bridge, often along the railings, apparently securing nothing and sometimes bearing inscriptions in marker or paint. These are placed their by people in love, particularly around Valentine's Day. The bridge is a particularly romantic place for lovers to visit, so it seems to get more padlocks than other places.