Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is a triumphal arch in Paris, located in the Place du Carrousel. 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 Constantine in Rome, as a gateway of the Tuileries Palace, the Imperial residence. The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is at the eastern end of Paris Axe historique ("historic axis"), a nine-kilometre-long linear route which dominates much of the northwestern quadrant of the city. Looking west, the arch is perfectly aligned with the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde, the centerline of the grand boulevard Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe at the Place de l'Étoile, and, although it is not directly visible from the Place du Carrousel, the Grande Arche de la Défense.
The monument is 19 m high. The quadriga atop the entablement is a copy of the so-called Horses of Saint Mark that adorn the top of the main door of the St Mark's Basilica in Venice but during both French empires the originals were brought up for special occasions.
Address: Place du Carrousel, Paris
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prettier than the most famous Rond Point de l'Etoile Arc de Triomphe
sipivu , Paris, 2015-05-13
Located between the musée du Louvres pyramid and the jardin des Tuileries, it is in line with the Place de la Concorde obelisk, the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triumph and the Défense district. The... read full review
In front of the Arc- down the stepts- and you're in the Louvre. No queing. Great.
brian d , 2015-04-29
Built in 1808 to celebrate Napoleon's diplomatic and military victories, it was based on Rome's Emperor Septimius Severus' Victory Arch, and was the new gate into the Tuilerie's Palace. I love the... read full review
Amazing Napoleon's Arc
Tonel123 , 2015-04-25
One of the best master peace of parisan monunments ; The location (just behind the Louvre's pyramids and in the Louvre Courtyard) is just magic by night. His history is also very interested, it can... read full review
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  • Anderson, 10-12-2014

    Têm vista para os principais pontos turísticos da cidade.

  • Elizabeth, 17-11-2014

    Modelled after the original Arch du Triumph, view the Lourve pyramid between the columns for a better appreciation.

  • Sara, 10-11-2014

    Rimani a bocca aperta dalla sua maestosità... Troppo bello!

  • Michael, 18-10-2014

    Don't get confused, by the multiple Arc de Triomphes

  • Julia, 10-08-2014

    There is no line at all if you have the museum pass

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