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Pont des Arts Tours

Paris’ Arts Bridge, or Pont des Arts (sometimes known as the Passerelle des Arts), runs across the Seine River, linking the Cour Carrée (central square) of the Palais du Louvre on the North Bank with the landmark Institut de France on the South Bank.
The famous pedestrian bridge was first erected in 1802 under Napolean I, but today’s design dates back to 1984 when it was rebuilt following a series of boat collisions and collapses.

Designed by Louis Arretche, the metal arched bridge has not only become an important landmark of old age Paris, but a popular vantage point, affording spectacular views along the Seine. With its wide walkway and picnic benches, the bridge has long been used as more than just a crossing point – artists, photographers and painters flock to the area, and the bridge is regularly used for small-scale open-air art exhibitions. In summertime, the bridge is a popular picnic spot and whatever the weather, a nighttime stroll along the Pont des Arts offers up a dazzling panorama of Paris, framed by the magnificent façade of the neighboring Louvre.

A more recent tradition is the hanging of padlocks from the bridge’s metal fencing – a symbolic gesture carried out by couples who seal the padlock then throw the keys in the river. While the custom is hardly endorsed by the Parisian government, the bridge is nevertheless adorned with hundreds of lovingly clasped padlocks, many inscribed with the names of their one time owners, and many see it as a fitting tribute to the famous city of romance.

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Private Paris Kickstart Tour with a Local, Paris, null
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Private Paris Kickstart Tour with a Local

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

There’s so much to do in Paris- but where do you begin? Kickstart your Paris visit with your local private guide during this fun 2-hour private tour with a ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.36
Skip The Line Eiffel Tower Ticket Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour and River Cruise, Paris, Private ... 
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Skip The Line Eiffel Tower Ticket Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour and River Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 13 Reviews

Enjoy Paris at your own pace with a 1 or 2 day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass. Hop off at the Eiffel Tower and skip the notorious lines of people waiting ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $116.97
Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Paris, Sightseeing Passes
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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 885 Reviews

Discover the sights of Paris on a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour! Aboard an open-top, double-decker bus, admire panoramic views of top Paris attractions including ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $38.28
Skip-the-line & Private Guided Tour: Paris City Center & Louvre Museum, Paris, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Skip-the-line & Private Guided Tour: Paris City Center & Louvre Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

Set aside a half day to explore the absolute best highlights Paris has to offer on a 5 hour exclusively private trek through the historic heart of the city. ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 to 5.5 hrs

From USD $159.50
Professional Photo Shoot Walking Tour in Central Paris, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Professional Photo Shoot Walking Tour in Central Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Take a walking tour through the center of Paris with a professional photographer guide, who documents your sightseeing adventure as you go. You don't have to ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $236.29
Paris Half Day Trip In Love, Paris, Custom Private Tours
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Paris Half Day Trip In Love

Small Group visit to explore the most romantic places in Paris. Enjoy an exceptional cooking class in your chef's home. Afterward, browse the capital city, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $324.90
Open Air Paris Vintage Chevrolet Experience, Paris, Day Trips
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Open Air Paris Vintage Chevrolet Experience

Feel the cool air blow through your hair as you are chauffeured through Paris in a vintage 1974 Classic Chevrolet Caprice Convertible

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $466.68
Paris Night Bike Tour, Paris, City Tours
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Paris Night Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 494 Reviews

Paris Night Bike Tour is perfect for both those new to the city and Parisian veterans. For the beginners, this tour will offer you a fantastic orientation and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.98
Paris 3-hour Sightseeing Bike Tour, Paris, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Paris 3-hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Head off on your 3-hour guided bike tour from the right bank of the Seine River. Ride pass many of the city's popular landmarks; making frequent stops to take ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.17

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