The Pont des Arts is the most visited bridge in Paris along with the Pont Neuf. It’s more than just a way of crossing the Seine, it’s an experience. It’s built of wood and iron and connects the Louvre courtyard with the Institut de France which houses various academies like the Academy of Science and Academy of Fine Arts.
The Pont des Arts hosts various events throughout the year like art and photography exhibits or the annual “Fête de la Musique” celebration. These exhibits and events have a wide tourist appeal, but really it’s the locals that give them their charm: a mix of groups of friends, lone bohemians, musicians, and travelers that gives the whole affair a touch of romanticism.