Hello Friends! The Pont des Arts is a bridge that links the northern tip of St Germain to the back of the Louvre in the1st arrondissement. Lovers have been attaching padlocks to the railing of the bridge for a few years now. I was surprised to see so many of them this time around since I had heard the mayor wanted to have them removed. Another tradition that seem live and well on the Pont des Arts is: picnicking. I don't know when it started it, but on a nice Saturday evening the bridge is so crowded it is difficult to walk across it.