All posts tagged: 6th arrondissement

Pont des Arts, Love Locks, Paris

Au revoir to the love locks on the Pont des Arts

Symbols of Paris include the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Trimophe, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral; to name but a few.  For many people, the city of love is known for it’s bridges which are adorned with the locks of lovers. The Pont des Arts, which connects the Louvre with the Institut de France, has become the place for lovers to attach their locks as a symbol of their everlasting love. However, this week, city workers begin to take down these tokens of love. Safety for those using the bridge has become a major concern for the government. Due to the weakening support of the railings, which has been caused by the sheer weight of all the locks, the city took the difficult decision to begin the process of removing them Unfortunately, the bridge is closed for this week to allow for workers to complete the process. But do not fear, as the Pont de l’Archevêché still has it’s locks attached (for now…) What are your thoughts of the love locks?

Exploring the 6th arrondissement, Paris

With a couple of hours to spare before my writing class, sometimes I find myself either attempting to do the work before hand, doing some errands around the house, or aimlessly twiddling my thumbs. Let this be no more! For I now declare the time before writing class as exploration time! Why be cooped up inside the house, when I could be investigating the streets of Paris!? With this in mind, but also unintentionally, a friend and I decided to go and wonder the streets of the 6th arrondissement. I’ve never really properly been around this area of Paris, as most of the things you see and do are on La Rive Droite. Having now sampled only a small fraction of this arrondissement, I cannot but praise the beauty of this area and urge everyone to go and be Parisian flâneurs. Many have described this part of Paris as being ‘home to French intelligentsia’ beaming with bohemian vibes; and such descriptions I believe are true. As we walked around, we both commented how there was almost an air of elegance to the area, with …