Picnic of Love

The most photogenic and romantic place to picnic in Paris is the pedestrian bridge called the Pont des Arts, between the French Institute and the Louvre.  The warm evening light basks the locals in magical enchantment, as they enjoy camaraderie, a bottle of wine, and a bite to eat on the bridge.  When the full moon rises, groups meet up and  revel together. Young lovers sit among the locks of love, on which couples etch their names, place the lock on the iron bridge and then throw the key into the Seine to ensure lasting love.