How does it work? As it turns out, it’s quite simple to announce your everlasting love to the world. Grab a lock, mark it with the name of you and your lover and lock it on wherever you can find a free space. If you can’t, better luck next time round – the Parisian government removes them all periodically to free up some space. It’s a bit of a shame, but if they didn’t, no doubt others would be hacking off locks for a piece of that prime bridgey real estate. It would be wise to grab a photo while it’s on there.
It’s a huge sop-fest but I love it. I love the diversity of the couples (or groups!) represented. It has inspired copycat bridges all around Europe, particularly in France and Italy, but few have as many locks. Or as good a view.