Song - Les Copains D'Abord by Georges Brassens
Next week will be Mr. B and my 35th wedding anniversary and we will be celebrating it this Autumn in France.
For several months now we have been reading all kinds of travel guides, plotting, discussing, reworking and mapping where we would like to visit in France and we finally have all of our hotels reserved and places to see worked out!
And for a special surprise I decided to give Mr. B a love lock while we are in Paris to put on the
Pont de l'Archevêché bridge or the Pont des Arts bridge crossing the Seine. Last time I was there was with some girlfriends and there were only a few locks on the bridge.
The story is that if you inscribe your names on your lock, lock it onto the bridge and toss the key into the Seine you will have everlasting love.
Well, I looked online for a special heart shaped lock and the day after it arrived in the mail, an article appeared in the newspaper.......
The love locks in Paris are harming the bridges so they are encouraging people to refrain from placing them on the bridge. They may even cut them down - the locks not the bridges!
So I guess after 35 years we will have to find some other way to show our everlasting love!!!
“There are two bridges in Paris with the locks, you must be very careful which bridge you put your lock on because Pont des Arts is for your committed love, while Pont de l'Archevêché is for your lover.” -- A Paris tour guide