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HD photos of the Pont de l'Archeveche in Paris France page 1



When we were on holiday in Paris we had a hard job trying to decide what tourist attractions to visit, but when we were going from one place to another, we found lots of other attractions along the way, and when we came across the Pont de l’Archeveche near the Notre Dame Cathedral, we just had to stop and take high definition photos of this second Paris bridge known as the lovers bridge with all its padlocks, or love locks, that have been attached to the railings.


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Photo of Pont de l'Archeveche bridge with Notre Dame Cathedral behind

Pont De l'Archeveche With Notre Dame

As you can tell from this photograph, the Pont de l'Archeveche spans the River Seine from the left bank to the Ile de la Cite island by Notre Dame Cathedral, which was designed by the engineer Plouard, and constructed in record time in 1828, it was inaugurated in the November of that year, being named after the Archbishops palace, yet this palace has since been demolished, and there is now just a lovely garden where this once stood.


Close up photo showing some of the Love Locks attached to the Pont de l'Archeveche or Lovers Bridge

Love Locks On The Pont de l'Archeveche

Over the years the small Pont de l'Archeveche bridge over the River Seine has become one of the bridges where people attach padlocks to the side railings and has become known as the Lovers Bridge, and this close up HD photo we took shows some of the thousands of love locks that have been attached by couples while they were on holiday in Paris.


Picture of the Pont de l'Archeveche bridge looking from the Ile de la Cite Island

Pont de l'Archeveche Bridge

We took this photo of the Pont de l'Archeveche bridge as we were standing on the Ile de la Cite island looking towards the artistic left bank, and although this is a road bridge, it is very narrow at only 11 metres in total width with a path each side measuring 2 metres, and was originally constructed between the months of April and November 1828.


Close up high definition photo of Love Locks on the Pont de l'Archeveche bridge

Love Locks On The Pont De l'Archeveche

Known as the Lovers Bridge in Paris, but with a proper name of the Pont de l'Archeveche, people attach padlocks to the railings to declare their love for each other, as you can see from this close up HD photo, yet there is also another bridge over the River Seine where people declare their love to each other by attaching love locks, and that one is a pedestrian bridge called the Pont des Arts, or Bridge of Love.


The Pont de l'Archeveche railings covered in Love locks

Pont de l'Archeveche Railings

As you can see from this photo the Pont de l'Archeveche bridge is one of the closest bridges to Notre Dame connecting the Ile de la Cite Island to the left bank of the River Seine, and today has become known as the lovers bridge, as you can no doubt guess from the amount of padlocks, or love locks as they are known, which are attached to the railings by tourists visiting this city of romance.


HD photo of engraved love locks on the Lovers Bridge Pont de l'Archeveche

Engraved Love Locks On The Lovers Bridge

In this image you can see a close up photo of padlocks that have been attached to the side railings of the Pont de l'Archeveche, and known as the Lovers Bridge in Paris, and even though you can buy a padlock nearby and use a marker pen, some people think ahead prior to their romantic break, and already have a specially engraved love lock with them, just like the red heart shaped padlock you can see in this photo.


Photo showing the three stone arches of the Pont de l'Archeveche bridge in Paris

Pont De l'Archeveche Stone Arches

In this particular photo of the Pont de l'Archeveche taken from the banks of the River Seine, which is actually the narrowest road bridge in Paris, you can see the three stone arches that make up this bridge, two which are 15 metres and the one centre arch that is 17 metres, and although there have been numerous plans to widen this over the years, it still remains the same, even after a tragic accident in 1911 that resulted in several de aths.


Picture of a small section of padlocks attached to the Pont de l'Archeveche bridge

Padlocks On The Pont De l'Archeveche Bridge

This is another close up photo showing just a few of the thousands of padlocks that people have attached to the railings on the Pont de l'Archeveche, which translates to the Archbishops bridge, and it is interesting to read some of these, like one you can see in this HD image which says I love you all, and has lots of different initials underneath.


The Pont de l'Archeveche over the River Seine connecting to the Ile de la Cite Island

Pont De l'Archeveche Over The River Seine

With a total length of just over 67 metres, the Pont de l'Archeveche is a small bridge that only spans one side of the River Seine to an island in the middle called the Ile de la Cite, which is where you will find the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Square Jean XVIII and the Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation, but as you can tell from this photo, this is also a popular tourist attraction in Paris that has become known as the Lovers Bridge.


Photo of love locks dated 2011, 2012 and 2013 attached to this Lovers Bridge in Paris

Love Locks dated 2011, 2012 And 2013

As well as couples writing their names on the padlocks before attaching them to the railings of the Pont de l'Archeveche bridge, as you can see in this photo, people also often write the date, and you can see one from 2011, a couple of love locks from 2012 and one from 2013.





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  -  Photos of Notre Dame Cathedral
  -  Photos of Square Jean XXIII
  -  Photos of Square de l'Ile-de-France
  -  Photos of Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation

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