An auction sale of panels from the famous Paris bridge le Pont des Arts will take place on Saturday 13th May in Paris and on line. In aid of associations supporting refugees in the capital the sale is the result of the thousands of locks fastened by lovers to the bridge. The safety of the bridge was threatened so the panels were removed and replaced with glass.
bridge panel with locks: 5000€ +
The city council commissioned designs for the sale of the locks and various keep-sakes have been fabricated using recycled material and council artisans. 165 lots are being offered, 150 bunches of locks and 15 bridge panels.
Organisers hope buyers will opt for a genuine bit of Paris, placed there by lovers and sold to help others.