Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Paris

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Located in the Place du Carrousel on the site of the former Tuileries Palace, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is a triumphal arch built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napoleon's military victories. Don't confuse it with the more famous Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile nearby, which was designed in the same year, but took 30 years to build and is about twice the size. This monument was based on the Arch of Constantine in Rome, and served as a gateway of the Tuileries Palace, the Imperial residence, before its destruction in 1871. Once, the famous horses of Saint Mark's cathedral in Venice, captured in 1798 by Napoleon, sat atop the arch. However, in 1815 following the Battle of Waterloo and the Bourbon restoration, France gave the sculpture back to Venice. A new set of horses, sculpted in 1828, now sits atop the arch. Put Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel at the forefront of your travel plans using our Paris trip itinerary planner .
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  • This arc of triumph, is associated with a set of compositions such as the topiaries of the garden of the carousel, with statues, works of Maillol, scattered in the garden. It is the center of the beams which organize the aisles made massive Topiary, sculpted in a geometric set in arc and beams. You can admire the horses pulling a tank at the top of the Arc. Similarly, if you have time, there attempting to read the many inscriptions which recount the exploits of Napoleon. Taking a step back, including amount on two terraces that surround the site, we have a completely different view of this building. This arc is a success both by its harmonious proportions, its lines of perspective, the choice of materials and the quality of the sculptures. A must see!
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  • The carousel du Louvre, also called the carousel plaza, is located between the Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens. Smaller than the Arc de Triomphe but equally beautiful and worth seeing it. Originally it was the first of the arches, but with the construction of the Arc de Triomphe became a background. It was built by order of Napoleon once more to commemorate his military victories. Consisting of 4 Corinthian columns of pink marble, on each of which appears a French soldier showing a uniform of the Napoleonic army. Above the arch you can see a beautiful chariot in gold and bronze, escorted by the victory and peace. In the front of the arch there is a plaque which says: "the French army embarked at Boulogne threatened England. A third Coalition broke out on the continent. The French flying from the ocean to the Danube. Bavaria is released, the Austrian army's prisoner in Ulm. Napoleon entering Vienna and triumphs at Austerlitz. In less than 100 days the Coalition is dissolved". And in another he says back: "the voice of the Victor of Austerlitz falls the Empire of Germany. Start the Confederation of the Rhine. The kingdoms of Bavaria and Wurtembergo are created. Venice is reunited to the Crown of iron. Whole Italy adopts the laws of their deliverer". From the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel you can see the garden of Tuileries, the obelisk in the place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe as well as the Louvre pyramid and the passage to the interior of the Louvre Palace Court.
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  • A truly magnificent triumphal arch, which can be found at the Louvre and forms a kind of transition to the Tulerijských gardens. It was built by the early 19th. century Napoleon Bonaparte as a celebration of the great victory at the battle of Austerlitz. If you are going to visit the Museum, so don't miss this monument. Definitely recommend the proper return.
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  • It's like a little copy of the Arc of Triumph, but it's beside other interesting places like the Louvre Pyramid and the Museum etc. It's like a photo op buffet. I just hope you get lucky to get a photo of it while not much tourists are around. There are lots of Pokemon Go stops and gyms around. I'm lucky that there was an event in Paris and picked up a Kangaskhan (despite it being Australia-specific)
  • Beautiful triumphant arch. Not nearly as big as the more known one at Place Charles de Gaulle but in many ways more beautiful with its colors and details
  • Miniature version of arc de triumph. Nice to take photos. I think it of people forget to come close and see what is written on the structure
  • This Arch was Designed by Charles Percier and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine, the arch was built between 1806 and 1808 by the Emperor Napoleon I, on the model of the Arch of in Rome, as a gateway of the Tuileries Palace, the Imperial residence.
  • It's an amazing build up to the Arc de Triomphe. It's a place bustling with locals, with foreigners, with liveliness. Famous stores on both sides add to the beauty of the place. Definitely recommended.

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