Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

Arc De Triomphe Du Carrousel

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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

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The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel () is a triumphal arch in Paris, located in the Place du Carrousel on the site of the former Tuileries Palace. 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'√Čtoile nearby was designed in the same year, but it took thirty years to build, and it is about twice as massive.

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The monument is high, wide, and deep. The high central arch is flanked by two smaller ones, high. Around its exterior are eight Corinthian columns of granite, topped by eight soldiers of the Empire. On the pediment, between the soldiers, bas-reliefs depict:

  • the Arms of the Kingdom of Italy with figures representing History and the Arts
  • the Arms of the French Empire with Victory, Fame, History, and Abundance
  • Wisdom and Strength holding the arms of the Kingdom of Italy, accompanied by Prudence and Victory.


Napoleon's diplomatic and military victories are commemorated by bas-reliefs executed in rose marble. They depict:



The arch is, of course, derivative of the triumphal arches of the Roman Empire; in particular that of......
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