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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Paris

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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. A visit to Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paris itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We always feel compelled to meet points of interest on the first visit to the cities. But, you can't go to Paris without at least passing the Arc de Triomphe. Monument in honor of Napoleon, in the heart of the city, right at the beginning of the Champs-Élysées.
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  • This is a must see. Make sure you visit at night to enjoy the lights. Just Awesome and highly recommended. 
  • Carrousel arch was built in the early 19-century privilege of Napoleon's victories and such landmark historical building, located in the centrovom of Paris is a must see. By the way, from arch to the North-West of Paris starts 9-km long historical axis, which constitute the place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysées with its much broader Arc de Triomphe and La Grande Arche. But you can all 9 km to go and not go only to place Charles-de-Gaulle or "Star" saw many interesting things along the way.
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