“We’ll always have Paris,” as the immortal line goes. Now, it seems, Paris will always have something to remember as well.
A short while I ago, I blogged about a romantic tradition in Seville. Lovers fix padlocks to the side of the Puente Isabel II, write their names on the metal and cast the keys into the flowing Guadalquivir below.
As I paced across the Pont Des Arts this week, a telltale golden spark caught my eye.
Here, over the water of the Seine and under the watchful eye of Notre Dame, true love clings on.
According to the dates on the locks, the authorities are more forgiving here. Perhaps the legend extends beyond the tourist office blurb after all and Paris really is the city of romance.
Read a series of tips on things to see and do in Paris on my sister site Cheap Weekend Breaks. It includes information on how to use the Paris Metro, Paris Sightseeing Essentials as well as some unusual tips on Paris.
Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Now published by Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveler & more, she feels most at home experimenting here: covering unusual journeys, thoughtful travel and luxury on www.insidethetravellab.com