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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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  • There are so many icons of the city that this not could leave is outside. Just outside the Museum of Louvre crosses to enter to les champs Elysées. It has a rich history and is beautiful.
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  • If you don't know the history of this arch would think that it has no sense to make a small bow with the Arc de Triomphe but when you understand the relationship between both arches are amazed
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  • In the middle of the Place de l' Étoile is l'Arc de Triomphe stands. The fact that converge there no less than twelve avenues, allows other so many different perspectives of this monument. We recommend visiting it during the day and especially at night. Lighting made to highlight architectural details alluding to the battle of Austerlitz. Essential. Ideal for couples or family.
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