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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. 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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  • one of our goals on the romantic walk through Paris, end point actually for walk on champs elysee. turn right at the carousel and coninue the walk to mouin rouge  more »
  • Located in the West of the Louvre Museum Tuileries Gardens entrance is built to commemorate the victory of Napoleon. Felt grace gate built in marble.
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  • Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is richly decorated in rose marble on the columns and is a part of the so-called Grand Axis of Paris. The Arc du Carrousel was specially made by Emperor Napoleon in 1806 t...  more »
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  • 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.
  • a awesome piece of Paris story, you can take walk around this place while you drink something that you like.
  • Through the Arc, an amazing view of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and La Défense.
  • Such a lovely building.
  • Beautiful and a great, easily identified meeting spot.