Love Locks of Paris

Paris is considered to be one of the most romantic cities in the world. Love Locks, a tribute to romance made famous in Paris, have become a tradition around the world. In Paris, couples attach padlocks to the Ponts de Arts Bridge and throw the keys into the Sene River. The ritual of attaching the lock is meant to symbolize everlasting love and the throwing away of the key symbolically locks the couple’s love forever. The tradition’s origin is unknown, but it is believed that it started in China. However, the weight of the locks affected the bridge’s structure and the government had to cut off about one million locks in 2015.