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“Very pretty treasure situated outside the Louvre”

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Smallerish monument celebrating the Napoleonic Wars. If you go to the Lourve, you can easily visit this.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

At the exit from the Louvre and looking toward the Jardins des Tuileries, is located this imposant monument, dedicated to the military's victories, that Napoleon and his Grande Armee fought out in the previous years to the 1806 and 1808 when this gorgeous arc of victory and peace was erected. The arch consists of the two smaller vaults at the flancs of the construction and in the center there is a grand and main arch. On the top of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is the very nice Peace riding in a triumphal chariot. Around the Arc there are some Corinthian columns of the marble topped by the soldiers of the Empire. There is also the pediment between the soldiers with the basreliefs that say the story about the Arms of the Kingdom of Italy, the Arms of the French Empire.
You can go to the top of the monument, from where You will be able to overview the greater part of Paris. Really spectacular sight of Paris.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

This is a pretty little arch, situated just across from the Louvre at the entrance to the Jardins des Tuileries.

Although it's not a particularly ostentatious monument, it looks good in its setting between the great palace of the Louvre and its extensive gardens. The arch has columns made of rose-coloured marble and is topped by a bronze sculpture of a horse-drawn chariot.

Historically, it was sited at the entrance to the Tuileries Palace (which was lost in 1871) and it commemorates Napoleonic victories from 1805. These battles are depicted on the arch in the form of marble reliefs.

Not to be confused with the much larger Arc de Triomphe situated at Place de l'Étoile.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Huge massive structure even when viewing in comparison to The Louvre. Cant miss it. Beautiful construction and preservation.

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Visited Arc De Triomphe Du Carrousel as I'm looking for the quiet entrance to Louvre. Comparing this to the Arc De Triomphe at Champs Elysee, this is much smaller, different in colour and seems not so well maintain. Nothing really special but just a photo stop, however the gardens nearby are nice for a short break or quick bite.

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