Seine River and Sunsets on the Bridge (Pont de Arts):
777 kilometers long, the Seine flows through the center of Paris, and is one of the main attractions for tourists and locals alike. There are numerous bridges that cross the river, and these bridges as well as the river banks are popular spots for people to sit back, relax, drink wine, enjoy the view, and watch the sunset (or sunrise). One of the popular activities for tourists seems to be the river cruise that lets you take in the beauty of Paris from a different perspective.
We walked along the river multiple times, crossed and enjoyed the view on several bridges, and watched the sunset on Pont de Arts. This was one of my favorite things we did in Paris, sharing dessert and kisses with my husband while watching the sunset and the lighting of the Eiffel Tower.
Tip: 1) Make sure to check the sunset time and plan accordingly. When we were in Paris, the sun did not set until after 10 PM, so we had to wait around a bit. It was still beautiful to watch the skies change colors multiple times until they finally called it a day.
2) Hanging locks on the Pont de Arts is not allowed as tons of locks were weighing down and deteriorating the bridge. They were removed and the railings have been changed from a fence to a plastic covering. We saw some locks on the lampposts on the bridge instead, but it might not be wise to hang more locks if they have been forbidden to preserve the structure and safety of the bridge.
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