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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel - Louvre Tuileries

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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel - Tuileries Palace's entrance

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is located between the Louvre Palace and the Tuileries gardens.

The architects Fontaine and Percier built it between 1806 and 1808, long after the Tuileries, but it became the palace's entrance.

In 1564, Queen Catherine de Medici indeed commissioned the architect Philibert Delorme with the construction of the Tuileries.

The palace was not achieved before the following century, but it eventually linked the Pavillon de Flore to the Pavillon de Marsan in the Louvre.

It therefore delineated the Cour Napoleon from the gardens.

The Tuileries Palace burned during the Commune de Paris in 1871; the ruins were later demolished.

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel today acts as a symbolic entrance gate to the Tuileries Gardens.

An arch to commemorate the Battle of Austerlitz

This imposing triumphal arch commemorates the victory of Emperor Napoleon at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805.

Six of the monument's low reliefs depict other Napoleonic victories.

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is a replica of the Arch of Septimus Severe in Rome.

The eight pink granite Corinthian columns indeed adorn its two facades come from the Château of Meudon, which was demolished at the Revolution.

A statue of a soldier of the Napoleonic Empire, dressed in the uniform of his regiment, tops each column.

Finally, Bosio sculpted the four-horse chariot that stands on the roof of the arch.

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is aligned with the Arc de Triomphe, the Grande Arche de la Défense and the equestrian statue of Louis XIV in the Cour Napoleon (Louvre).

This alignment is known as the Axe Historique or Voie Royale.

Directions: 1st District
Metro: Tuileries, Concorde, Palais-Royal-Musée du Louvre on Line 1
Coordinates: Lat 48.861764 - Long 2.332846

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