Outside Notre Dame Cathedral, thousands of couples are writing their names on locks, securing them to the bridge’s fence, and tossing the key into the Seine below. C’est tellement romantique, non?
Well, not everyone is swooning over this site. It’s driving Paris city officials crazy. Bureaucrats aren’t exactly loving the locks because “they raise problems for the preservation of our architectural heritage.” Despite unsuccessful attempts to remove the locks, the lovers just keep coming back in droves.
So far, Parisian bureaucrats haven’t been able to overcome the power of love, and the bridge remains love-locked.