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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  • When you go to the Arc de Triomphe you need to walk around the Carrousel and have a look at the Arc from all angles. It's absolutely stunning and you cannot go to Paris and not see this ! You'll be so...  more »
  • An excellent tour to do the walk in Paris and go down the Champs Elysèe, pass by the Place de la Concorde and the Jardin de Tuileries to the Louvre. And that's where, at the end of the jardin, this beautiful work of art-the Arc de Trionphe du Carrousel, which sometimes goes unnoticed by many who are charmed by the view of the Louvre.
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  • There is no such a great, but there are fewer people near the Louvre, but there is no one on the Champs-Elysées. There are a lot of statues nearby. Behind is a very big beautiful garden. So the Louvre, the Camden, and the beautiful garden, can stroll all day.
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  • 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)
  • Beautiful triumphant arch. Not nearly as big as the more known one at Place Charles de Gaulle but in many ways more beautiful with its colors and details
  • 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
  • This Arch was Designed by Charles Percier and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine, the arch was built between 1806 and 1808 by the Emperor Napoleon I, on the model of the Arch of in Rome, as a gateway of the Tuileries Palace, the Imperial residence.
  • 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.

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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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