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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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  • The small triumphal arch impresses with its position. In line with the Arc de Triomphe and Le grade Arche de La Défense. Nice view.
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  • Arch of the triumph of the carousel between the Museum of the Louvre and the garden of Tuileries, Napoleon Bonaparte between them years 1806 and 1808 did build a bow called the "Arch of triumph of the carousel", in commemoration of their victories military. From the bow is can see, for a side, the garden of them Tuileries, the Obelisk of the plaza of it Concordia, them fields Élysées and the arc of the triumph, giving half turned, is observes it pyramid of the Louvre and the step to it Court inside of the Palace of the Louvre.
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  • Arc de Triomphe is the monument which can be seen from all along the Champs Elysées, a fifty meter high construction to celebrate the Victory of Napoleon in Austerlitz; The Arch stands at the center o...  more »