Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel: Napoleon, Victories and Peace

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel: Napoleon, Victories and Peace
  Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel Although called the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, as you can see there are actually three arches in this monument built on the site of the former Tuileries Palace. Many travelers stand at the Arc for panoramic photographs. Ahead is a view of the place de la Concorde and its Obelisk, Avenue des Champs-Elysées and straight ahead along the planned axis line, the larger Arc de Triomphe. Behind you, of course, Musée du Louvre and its I.M. Pei Pyramide. The Arc was commissioned by the victorious Emperor Napoleon I to mark the French army’s 1805 victories. The Louvre’s site has more details (in French) about the architects, bas-relief designs and bronze horses taken by Napoleon from San Marco Cathedral in Venice and returned in 1815. The present sculptures atop the Arc were built by Baron François Joseph Bosio to symbolize Peace in the basket with Victories at the side.   Francis Beddok AKA Paris-émoi is a Paris-based photographer who captures sacred sites and profane sights in Paris. Please click on his name to view his photographs published by BonjourParis every other week.   Subscribe for FREE weekly newsletters with subscriber-only content. BonjourParis has been a leading France travel and French lifestyle site since 1995.   Readers’ Favorites: Top 100 Books, imports & more at our Amazon store Learn more about Napoleon’s Paris and self-guided walks in historic Paris…click on an image for details.               Thank you for using our link to…your purchases support our free site.
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