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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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  • Located between the Louvre and the Tuileries, can linger to observe this small Arc de Triomphe located in the alignment of the star, the fields and the Concorde square. Photos fun to do according to the Outlook.
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  • Last stop of the day on Saturday, almost dark, we decide to go for it anyway. Skip the line climbed through Paris Museum Pass, get to the top: breathtaking view of Paris at 360 degrees. Hours 19.30 Eiffel Tower light show! Very romantic!
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  • In line with the arc of triumph and the Defense next to the garden of the Tuileries a monument in Paris
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