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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  • August 16, 2017
    This is right next to the Louvre. It is a great picture spot. The views of Eiffel tower are great. Nice place to relax  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    See this and you know you're in Paris.It's worth going up to the top if time permits as the view is surprisingly good, but even from the ground it is one of the most famous sights Paris,just at the en...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The Louvre pyramid in front of the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees in a fairly small but the size of the form is similar to the Liberal Arts, a huge improvement. Fly a lot of dirt floor around La dust.
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  • August 12, 2017
    It's like a little copy of the Arc of Triumph, but it's beside other interesting places like the Louvre Pyramid and the Museum etc. It's like a photo op buffet. I just hope you get lucky to get a photo of it while not much tourists are around. There are lots of Pokemon Go stops and gyms around. I'm lucky that there was an event in Paris and picked up a Kangaskhan (despite it being Australia-specific)
  • August 25, 2017
    Miniature version of arc de triumph. Nice to take photos. I think it of people forget to come close and see what is written on the structure
  • February 20, 2017
    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.
  • November 28, 2016
    a awesome piece of Paris story, you can take walk around this place while you drink something that you like.
  • December 23, 2016
    Through the Arc, an amazing view of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and La Défense.

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Each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, or districts, has a personality all its own. If you prefer high-end accommodations and to be in the middle of the action, look for lodging in the 1st through the 4th arrondissements. For more affordable lodging and access to major metro lines, try the 12th. The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement has an edgier, more hip vibe. For easy access to tourist sites,  the 16th is within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomph and the Eiffel Tower, and the 17th is within walking distance to the Champs-Elysées. Avoid the 18th, 19th, and 20th, because these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the city.
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