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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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  • Less than you think, so the past. You will always find that walk from the Louvre Museum on a straight line, so if you. Open top bus tour is it that passes between. Is not going to flog legs tired from sightseeing place?!.
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  • ...der axis La Défense and Arc de Triomphe de l ' Étoile. The Jardin des Tuileries to the "small triumphal arch" leads from the place de la Concorde. Should you look at, if you anyway you are Louvre in direction of Musée.
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  • Gerbang ini persis terletak di depan Louvre. Memang tidak sebesar Arc de Triomphe di Champ Elysees tapi ada yang menarik dari Gerbang ini. Kuda yang di atas gerbang ini adalah replika kuda di Santo Ma...  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.
  • Wonderful place.

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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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