Couples from around the world come to Paris for romantic getaways.

locks-love-a-romantic-tradition-thats-taking-ukWhile they’re there, they usually take part in a long standing tradition of attaching a padlock to the Pont de l’Archeveche as a symbol of their everlasting love.
Love locks originated from Serbia during World War II when couples from the town of Vrnjacka Banja symbolically sealed their love before the men went off to fight. Love locks are now appearing all across the world, especially in the UK where they have been appearing on the Millennium Bridge.

Opinions on the love locks are split, with some people thinking it’s romantic and others thinking it’s vandalism.

Would you take part in this romantic tradition? Or do you think it’s completely pointless?

Let us know! x

3 COMMENTS

  1. I love the Love Locks idea! My fiancee proposed to me next to a gate of love locks on Charles Bridge in Prague, so we are incorporating them into our wedding, locking a Love Lock onto a frame during the speeches which we will put a picture of our wedding in and have up in our house. 🙂 I think the fact they don’t have a key to unlock is a lovely symbol of everlasting love.

  2. I think they’re romantic. If the city doesn’t want them there they’ll break them off but so long as they’re being left, I think coupled should do all they an to celebrate their love. Keeping a long lasting relationship in this fickle world can be hard enough. No reason not to celebrate the lasting ones. Those couples who say “We’ve been married 50+ years!” are scarce these days. Celebrate away!!!

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