Farewell to Locks of Love in Paris

Municipal employees remove the barriers with love padlocks on the Pont des Arts on June 1, 2015 in Paris, France. Yellow-vested officials were out early Monday morning on the city's iconic Pont des Arts, wielding cutting equipment to free the padlocks while a handful of curious tourists looked on. Paris, known worldwide as the city of romance, on Monday began the heart-breaking process of removing nearly one million love-locks, padlocks chained to the city's bridges by love-struck couples. Photo by Stephane Lemouton/Sipa USA

Au revoir, mes petites.

Paris began to bid adieu to its famous love locks on Monday — and with them, years of lovers’ memories. City workers cut hundreds of thousands of the tiny locks from the iron grillwork on the sides of the Pont des Arts bridge; they used a crane and wheeled dollies filled with the signed trinkets. Soon, clear plexiglass will replace the grills.

And though the locks may be gone, the keys will still rest forever in the Seine River below, as reported by Mashable.

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