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. Put Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel at the forefront of your travel plans using our Paris trip itinerary planner.
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  • I noticed the arc when I was taking pictures of the pyramid of the Louvre. it was across the road and we ended up walking there. The first thing I noticed was the golden figures beside the horses on....  more »
  • The Arc de Triomphe is a Parisian symbol, just like the Tower! Mandatory visit for everyone who goes to the capital! Both from below, and for those who climb the monument it is a good sight and...  more »
  • Although not as famous as the other Iconic Arc de Triomphe, but it is a beautiful architecture also and slightly older and it is related to Napoleon's victories celebrations just beside the Louver...  more »

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