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Pont des Arts Tours

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Pont des Arts
The Pont des Arts—also known as the Passerelle des Arts—is one of central Paris’ most romantic bridges. Famed for the “love locks” that couples once clipped to its railings, the bridge has shed some weight in recent years, but not its amorous associations. These days, the pedestrian-friendly bridge is perfect for sightseeing or picnicking.

The Basics
Built in the early 19th century during Napoleon’s reign, the Pont des Arts—which links the Louvre on the right bank with the Institut de France on the left—was the first iron bridge to cross the Seine. Following damage sustained during the World Wars, plus accidental boat collisions, the bridge was rebuilt in the 1970s following the original design. The Pont des Arts is fully pedestrianized, making it a popular destination among both locals and tourists for sightseeing, relaxing, and soaking up the scenery.

It’s easy to spot the Pont des Arts on Seine river cruises, as well as walking tours, hop-on hop-off bus journeys, bike itineraries, and other explorations around the French capital. As the bridge links several key Paris landmarks, it’s also simple to include it during an independent day of sightseeing.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Be sure to bring your camera: thanks to its proximity to numerous top attractions, the Pont des Arts offers a perfect vantage point for photographers.
  • The Pont des Arts is a symbol of the city, and has played a role in numerous films, songs, and even Paris-themed novels.
  • The bridge is part of the Bank of the Seine UNESCO World Heritage Site.

How to Get There
The nearest Métro station to the Pont des Arts is Louvre–Rivoli, on line 1. Alternatively, bus lines 21, 24, 27, 69, 72, 76, 81, and 85 serve the landmark. It can also be seen during boat tours, though it is best appreciated on foot.

When to Get There
The Pont des Arts is open day and night, and it’s rare to find the bridge without convivial clusters of friends or lovestruck couples. Occasional exhibitions are held on the bridge, but—barring severe weather days—there’s rarely a bad time to visit.

The Love Locks
Despite its rich history, the Pont des Arts is arguably best known for the “love locks” that couples clipped to its panels. Beginning around 2008, the tradition saw the bridge accumulate roughly 1 million locks—45 tons’ worth—before they were finally removed in 2015 to prevent further damage to the landmark. Colorful pieces by various street artists replaced the locks, and the bridge is still considered a romantic destination today.
Address: Quai du Louvre, Place de l'Institu, Paris 75006, France
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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Make sightseeing in the French capital easy with a Big Bus tour of Paris. Enjoy the convenience of hop-on hop-off access at any stop along the route, and soak in the views from an open-top, double-decker bus. See sights like the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge cabaret club, and the iconic Eiffel Tower as you listen to informative, English-speaking guides or audio-commentary.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Seine River Bistro-Style Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise on board Paris en Scene

Seine River Bistro-Style Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise on board Paris en Scene

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Make the most of your time in Paris with a combination of a cruise on the Seine and a 3-course dinner. This 75-minute dinner cruise allows you to see the main attractions of the City of Lights while you enjoy a casual meal. Relax into a comfortable armchair facing one of the boat's windows, the better to take in the view, and watch sights like the Louvre, Place de la Concorde, and Eiffel Tower drift by. Upgrade the experience to include wine or Champagne with dinner.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Seine River Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Paris Seine la Marina

Seine River Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Paris Seine la Marina

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On this Paris dinner cruise, glide along the Seine aboard an intimate La Marina de Paris boat, and enjoy a 3-course meal while admiring riverfront sights like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, and the Louvre. The glass-enclosed boat provides unobstructed views and photo ops, allowing you to soak up the romantic atmosphere of Paris lit up at night. Options are available to exclude drinks from your experience.
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  • 2 hours
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Paris Private Tour by Classic French Citroën

Paris Private Tour by Classic French Citroën

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Put a twist on the typical Paris sightseeing tour with a private drive around the city in a Citroën Traction—a classic French car. Inside the open-top vehicle with a retractable roof, drive through neighborhoods like Montmartre and the Latin Quarter and pass by major sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the Moulin Rouge. Learn about the city from a guide as you go. Up to four people can fit in one car.
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  • 3 hours
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Paris by Night City of Lights Sightseeing Guided Bike Tour

Paris by Night City of Lights Sightseeing Guided Bike Tour

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Pedal through the City of Light on an evening bike tour. Follow your guide past Paris' top attractions, such as the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the famous Berthillon ice cream shop, and listen to commentary along the way. After a relaxing ride through the illuminated city, top off your tour with a cruise along the Seine paired with a glass of wine.
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  • 4 hours
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Paris Winter Night Tour with Seine River Cruise & Champagne Option

Paris Winter Night Tour with Seine River Cruise & Champagne Option

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Discover the magic of Paris at night on a leisurely evening walking tour. Stroll along the romantic riverbanks of the Seine, admire the glowing glass pyramid in the courtyard of the Louvre, and experience the vibrant nocturnal energy of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Learn about life in the city and get recommendations on the best bars, cafés, and nightspots from your local Parisian guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Paris City Center & Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Combo Tour - Private Tour

Paris City Center & Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Combo Tour - Private Tour

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Get to know the picture-perfect city of Paris on this private walking tour that comes with a fast-access entry ticket into the Louvre Museum. Starting on Île de la Cité, where the ancient city was born, your own guide takes you on a stroll along the Seine River and shares insight into many famous landmarks like the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Next, it’s off into the Louvre, bypassing the long entrance lines, for a guided tour of world-class artworks including the ’Mona Lisa’ and ‘Venus de Milo.’
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
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Professional Photo Shoot Walking Tour in Central Paris

Professional Photo Shoot Walking Tour in Central Paris

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Capture your time in Paris with a professional photographer, and stack up the number of likes on your social media accounts. During this 2-hour walking photo-shoot, your expert photographer takes you to iconic Paris sights, such as the Louvre courtyard, the Seine River, Palais Royal and Pont des Arts, and snaps memorable shots of you in this romantic city. Pose like a model and come away with 300 to 400 photos, with 25 finished photos delivered to you the same day.
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  • 2 hours
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Paris Sightseeing Family Friendly Guided Electric Bike Tour

Paris Sightseeing Family Friendly Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Save your energy for sightseeing with this tour of Paris by electronic bike. After a short briefing, you’ll pedal along the bike lanes and sidewalks of the French capital, with the e-bike’s motor propelling you along when you need a little help. The route takes in sights of the standout Paris attractions such as the Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower, and you’ll learn about each landmark from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Paris Photography Tour with a Professional Photographer

Private Paris Photography Tour with a Professional Photographer

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Enjoy the illuminating beauty of the 'City of Light' and learn the basics of photography on an informative 3-hour walking tour. A pro photographer will lead you to such famous landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre and discuss the best angles and exposures for creating the perfect picture at each location. Take photos as you walk along the River Seine and score tips on ways to improve them from your expert guide. Though each tour is privately booked for a personalized experience, feel free to bring along friends. Enhance your experience and opt for the night tour option and see Paris lit up after dark.
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  • 3 hours
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$182.00
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Eiffel Tower ,Dinner ,Seine River Cruise by Minivan

Eiffel Tower ,Dinner ,Seine River Cruise by Minivan

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Dinner in Paris is almost always a fabulous experience, but dinner at the Eiffel Tower is truly something to brag about to friends back home. This evening tour combines a gourmet meal and wine at the Eiffel Tower terrace with a relaxing cruise on the Seine River, which takes you underneath Paris’ beautiful bridges and past sights like the Musée d’Orsay. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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Paris Seine River Lunch Cruise with 3-Course Gourmet Meal

Paris Seine River Lunch Cruise with 3-Course Gourmet Meal

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A Seine River cruise—plus a gourmet lunch—is not to be missed during a stay in Paris. Board a glass-enclosed boat conveniently located in central Paris, and float past attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral. You’re served a 3-course meal while you savor the views. Upgrade to include a glass of French wine or Champagne to pair with exquisite cuisine on board.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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PRIVATE 2h PHOTO TOUR with a local pro photographer

PRIVATE 2h PHOTO TOUR with a local pro photographer

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Capture special memories during your time in Paris, and walk away with dozens of high-quality portrait shots, when you book this private photo shoot experience. Based on your sightseeing preferences, pick between several itineraries and meet your professional photographer guide. Whether you set off from the Pont des Arts, explore the Jardin des Tuileries, or stroll through Place Vendôme, your guide will help you feel comfortable in front of the camera. After your tour, receive between 80-120 high-resolution shots.
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  • 2 hours
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MY AMAZING PARIS Private Full City Phototour with a local pro photographer

MY AMAZING PARIS Private Full City Phototour with a local pro photographer

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During this exclusive photography session, you’ll hit the highlights of Paris with your own personal professional photographer. Capture the perfect professionally staged portrait, ideal for celebrating honeymoons, engagement photos, or vacations with family or friends. You’ll receive up to 190 edited, high-resolution photographs by mail after your session, which you can frame or share online.
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  • 3 hours
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ALL PARIS HIGHLIGHTS Full Day Private Guided Visit and Photo Reportage

ALL PARIS HIGHLIGHTS Full Day Private Guided Visit and Photo Reportage

Guided visit + Photo Shooting + Tips for photographers. Join us for the perfect set of services only talented, cultivated and local photographers can approach: - Bring home professional photos in Paris best locations and top architectural jewels. - Travel through time looking at old photographies, book covers and more. A unique way to learn how Paris used to be! - You like doing photography? ask our photographer for tips and discover Paris from its most photogenic point of view. Short visit travellers, once in a lifetime trip or photography lovers, this is perfect for you! This guided photo session has been created by an Architect M.SC. in Theory of the Arts, a Certified Paris Guide and has been validated through the eye of our photographers! Join us! It's sure you will always remember your Paris!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Private Paris Ghost Tour: Mona Lisa's Murder Night-time Exploration Game

Private Paris Ghost Tour: Mona Lisa's Murder Night-time Exploration Game

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Enjoy a fun and alternative way to explore Paris when you embark on this murder mystery adventure. Perfect for independent travelers, this app-based experience lets you start the game at a time that works best for you, and explore the city at your own pace. Using a series of clues, you’ll attempt to solve the murder mystery of the “Mona Lisa of the Seine”—and will spot many of the city’s top landmarks as you work to crack the case.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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PARIS : Gourmet dinner by Luxury Bus in the capital of lights

PARIS : Gourmet dinner by Luxury Bus in the capital of lights

Admire Paris’ top landmarks illuminated after dark—and enjoy a gourmet meal simultaneously—when you book this two-in-one tour. Following evening pickup, hop aboard your luxury coach, which comes complete with dining tables and a glass ceiling. Over the course of the evening, you pass by some of Paris’ major highlights, from the Louvre and the Grand Palais to the Arc de Triomphe and Musée d’Orsay. Enjoy a 6-course French dinner, plus wine and Champagne.
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  • 3 hours
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Île de la Cité: Where Paris Was Born Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Île de la Cité: Where Paris Was Born Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Welcome to the birthplace of Paris! Île de la Cité is where it all started. Join me on this tour as we explore the city's origins from a small settlement along the Seine River to how it grew into one of the most charming places in the world. We start with the love-lock bridge, move on to King Henri IV and the terrible demise of his murderer, the story of the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, the Sainte Chapelle, as well as the story of Quasimoto and the beloved Notre Dame Cathedral. This is the perfect tour for Francophiles who want a taste of French history while enjoying a glorious stroll along the heart of Paris. Places to stop along the way include the Square du Vert Galant, Place Dauphine, Conciergerie, Sainte Chapelle, some stops around Notre Dame and finally the Deportation Memorial. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour
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Explore the Marais, Montmartre and Île de la Cité with three audio walking tours

Explore the Marais, Montmartre and Île de la Cité with three audio walking tours

Join Annie Sargent, tour guide and producer of the Join Us in France Travel Podcast, on tours of the three neighbourhoods she loves the most in Paris. She lived away from France for many years but returned eager to re-discover her own country and it's historic places. And because she's French born and raised she can't help but introduce a little bit of French culture into her tours. This package deal includes all three of her tours for less. So you get to explore Marais - the neighbourhood that has it all, Montmartre where all the artists go and Île de la Cité where Paris was born. What are you waiting for? Get walking and enjoy this tour with Annie today!
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Kickstart Paris Private Tour. City Highlights for Newcomers

Kickstart Paris Private Tour. City Highlights for Newcomers

Just arrived in Paris? This private tour is for you! Perfect to get in touch quickly with the essence of the City of Light. Feel the magic of Paris, walking through the most outstanding highlights, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. Walk through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens, and the mysterious Place de la Concorde. Enjoy Paris driven by your private local guide. Get all the insights you need to make the most of this wonderful city! Book now, and let us make you fall in love with Paris quickly!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$61.88
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Paris Private Family Tour - City Highlights & the Best Museum for Kids

Paris Private Family Tour - City Highlights & the Best Museum for Kids

Discover Paris with your family in a very exciting and cultural way! Explore with your private guide the most charming districts of the city, and visit its most emblematic monuments such as the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. Listen to the fascinating stories and fables that your private guide has to tell. Enjoy with your children amusing games, treasure hunts, parks, prizes, and delicious pastries and chocolates. Relax on the banks of the Senna, in a lovely fountain with colorful sculptures while the children feed the ducks. Discover the romantic history of Pont des Arts, full of locks. Visit the Great Museum of Evolution with your kids. Travel back in time millions of years walking among dinosaurs and mammoths. Enjoy the art, gastronomy, and culture of Paris in this exciting experience for adults and children, and spend an unforgettable day with your family!
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$98.28
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Paris Private Tour with Skip the Line Tickets to Eiffel Tower

Paris Private Tour with Skip the Line Tickets to Eiffel Tower

Feel the magic of Paris in this complete half-day Private Tour, visiting the most emblematic places. Admire the Louvre Museum and walk through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens to the tragic Place de la Concorde, where Marie Antoinette was beheaded and where the Champs-Elysées begins. Relax and watch the local life, in the most bohemian neighborhood of the city, Saint Germain de Pres, the center of French intellectuality in the '60s, while you taste Parisian crepes, sitting in a round table. A visit to the charming Ville Saint Paul in the Marais district and to the elegant Place des the Vosges is a must. Visit the beautiful "Ile de la Cité", and its famous Notre Dame Cathedral, on the banks of the Seine River. Get away from the tourist tide and get lost in curious colorful streets that only your localhost can show you. Before the end of this fantastic day, your private guide will give you fast track tickets to visit the top of the most famous monument in the world: the Eiffel Tower.
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  • 4 hours
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$155.31
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3 days in Paris with a Private Guide

3 days in Paris with a Private Guide

UNESCO–listed Paris is widely considered among the world’s must-see cities, but navigating by map to explore independently cuts into valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, leave the map in your hotel and explore Paris with your private guide to lead the way. Customize your itinerary to hit top attractions like the Eiffel Tower, or step off the tourist trail to corners of the city many visitors miss.
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  • 3 days
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$547.00
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Paris City Tour with Private Friendly Guide and all Must-See Sites

Paris City Tour with Private Friendly Guide and all Must-See Sites

See many of Paris’ top attractions in just half a day: this introductory tour is perfect for time-pressed, first-time visitors to the city. Set off directly from your hotel, and explore with just a private guide for company. You’ll head to Trocadéro and the Champ de Mars for up-close views of the Eiffel Tower. Next, visit Napoleon’s tomb at Invalides, admire the Grand Palais, stroll the Champs-Élysées, and see the Arc de Triomphe. Before the tour’s end, and even explore the Louvre.
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  • 5 hours
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$199.00
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