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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

#99 of 1,098 things to do in Paris
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Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Address: 75001 Paris, France
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Everyone should visit this attraction

Take the time to walk slowly and enjoy every facet of this landmark. So much history and great scenery to boot.

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Gympie Region, Australia
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Gympie Region, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Take the time to walk slowly and enjoy every facet of this landmark. So much history and great scenery to boot.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked down to the Louvre in the early evening and passed by it along the way. I would highly recommend seeing it at night!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

one of our goals on the romantic walk through Paris, end point actually for walk on champs elysee. turn right at the carousel and coninue the walk to mouin rouge

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is richly decorated in rose marble on the columns and is a part of the so-called Grand Axis of Paris. The Arc du Carrousel was specially made by Emperor Napoleon in 1806 to commemorate his Austrian victories and honour his grand army. The arch stands in the Place du Carrousel, located between the Louvre and... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Nice little arch that was too small for the army to walk under, so had to walk around, like a carrousel!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

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 of the nicest avenue of Paris; under the Arch is buried the Unknown Soldier, and his flame is daily rekindled. From the terrace you will... More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This Arc is smaller than its bigger and better known brother. Just outside the entrance to the Musee Louvre it is an interesting monument and easy to photograph. Looks good during the day but even better at night when it is lit up.

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

This arch is in front of the entrance for the Lourve. It's hard to miss and has some cool looking statues on top. It is much easier to access than the Arch du Triumphe because it isn't located at the center of one of the busiest 7 lane round abouts in Paris.

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

I was meeting a friend there and after our meeting, i decided to walk back to my hotel. I did not realize how big it is, i got lost from there. i walked for 4 hours just to go back to my hotel. It might sound a little bit crazy, but you will only see its beauty when you are... More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This triumphal arch is located in the Place du Carrousel. It was built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napoleon's military victories of the previous year. The more famous Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile can be seenwith an unobstructed view west. Not as impressive as the more famous arch, it is an interesting connection that we found after leaving the... More 

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