Search over 1,000,000 properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide.
Search over a million flights, hotels, packages, and more
No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation.
Inspect the architectural and artistic beauty of the Arc du Triomphe du Carrousel. This monumental arch stands between the beautiful Tuileries Garden and the Louvre Museum. Napoleon Bonaparte commissioned the Arc du Triomphe du Carrousel in 1806 and it took 2 years to build. It is one of a collection of ostentatious landmarks ordered by Napoleon to celebrate the military successes of France.
The acclaimed architectural team Percier and Fontaine was responsible for designing the arch. It measures 63 feet (19 meters) in height and 75 feet (23 meters) in width. Despite this commanding size, the arch is about half the size of the more famous Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile. Together with its larger counterpart, the arch forms part of the Voie Triomphale (Triumphal Way), a historical axis of monuments that follows the course of the sun on the right bank of the Seine River in Paris.
Admire the Corinthian style, complete with one large and two small archways in addition to interior archways. Decorating the front and rear façade is a series of granite columns, each topped by a statue of a Napoleonic soldier. The columns were originally located at the former royal palace, Château de Meudon.
Inspect the bas-reliefs created by well-known French sculptors such as Jean-Joseph Espercieux and Louis-Pierre Deseine. They portray significant events in the military history of Napoleon, including the Battle of Austerlitz and the signing of the Peace of Pressburg. Crowning the arch is a statue of a four-horse chariot ridden by a figure depicting Peace. Flanking the chariot are gilded statues symbolizing Victory.
Get to the arch by taking the metro to the Palais Royal Musée du Louvre and Tuileries stations and walking for a few minutes. Public buses stop at the adjacent Place du Carrousel.
Include a visit to the Arc du Triomphe du Carrousel while exploring the many attractions in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Scrutinize Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, among other masterpieces, at the Louvre Museum. Relax with a picnic on the beautiful lawns of Tuileries Garden and see water lily paintings by Claude Monet at the Orangerie Museum.
How about making your visit to Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel even more unforgettable? Don't miss the chance to try some of these things to do:
Peruse our Paris City Centre things to do page to learn about many more activities in the area.
Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Orsay Museum and Le Bon Marche. Rodin Museum and Tuileries Garden are also within 15 minutes. Rue du Bac Station is only a 2-minute walk and Solferino Station is 4 minutes.
This family-friendly Paris hotel is located in the historical district, steps from Forum des Halles, Les Halles, and Rue de Rivoli. Centre Pompidou and Museum Georges Pompidou are also within 10 minutes. Paris Chatlet-Les Halles Station and Les Halles Station are within a 5-minute walk.
This family-friendly Paris residence is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Pont Neuf, Sainte Chapelle, and Les Halles. Notre-Dame and Rue de Rivoli are also within 10 minutes. Paris Saint-Michel - Notre Dame Station and Pont Neuf Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Located in Paris City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rue de Rivoli, Palais Royal, and Tuileries Garden. Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees are also within 10 minutes. Tuileries Station is only a 2-minute walk and Pyramides Metro Station is 5 minutes.
Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Canal Saint-Martin and Grands Boulevards. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris and Grevin Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Paris Magenta Station and Gare de l'Est Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tuileries Garden and Place de la Concorde. Louvre Museum and Opéra Garnier are also within 15 minutes. Tuileries Station is only a 2-minute walk and Concorde Station is 6 minutes.
This family-friendly Paris hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Palais Royal and Louvre Museum. Opéra Garnier and Tuileries Garden are also within 15 minutes. Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre Metro Station and Pyramides Metro Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Located in Paris City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Rue de Rivoli, Tuileries Garden, and Place Vendome. Champs-Elysees and Place de la Concorde are also within 10 minutes. Tuileries Station and Concorde Station are within a 5-minute walk.