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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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  • This is one of five famous arches in Paris being constructed 1806-1808. It is near the entrance to the Tuilleries Gardens, and the other end is close to the Louvre Museum. It is not to be confused wit...  more »
  • It's sooo big! beatiful Arch,a must see in Paris (as if you didn't kwow already).From this point you can walk the Champs Elisees which is Paris 5th avenue as it has the best shops in town.In a gallery...  more »
  • It's so underrated. Don't just walk around it, go to the top. There's nothing comparable to looking at the sun setting over the city of Paris, overlooking Champs Élysées in the east and the lit up Eif...  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.
  • Reminds me of Marble Arch in London.
  • Beautiful and a great, easily identified meeting spot.