Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Paris

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is a triumphal arch in Paris, located in the Place du Carrousel. It was built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napoleon’s military victories of the previous year, it was originally intended as a monumental entrance to the Tuileries palace. The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousele was dsigned by architects Charles Percier and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine and was built between 1806 and 1808.

(Not to be confused with Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile at the end of the Champs Élysées)

The richly decorated rose marble monument is 19 m high, 23 m wide, and 7.3 m deep. The 6.4 m high central arch is flanked by two smaller ones, 4.3 m high, and 2.7 m wide. Around its exterior are eight Corinthian columns of marble, topped by eight soldiers of the Empire.

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