Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Paris: Address, Phone Number, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel Reviews: 4/5

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
4
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Read more
Write a review
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
How to get there
  • Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre • 3 min walk
  • Tuileries • 6 min walk
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.0
708 reviews
Excellent
242
Very good
364
Average
93
Poor
9
Terrible
0

Toryu
Reading, UK346 contributions
Family
Be prepared. You will be going up 15 stories (about 50m) mainly on spiral staircases.
You will be winded, but not just from the climb but also from the view from the top.
Is it the best for sightseeing from above? Not really. It does not have the same atmosphere as the Eiffel Tower or, for that matter, the same amount of room for the whole crowd of people you'll probably meet at the top bu, being situated at the intersection of 12 avenues, there will be quite a few sights for you to look at.

Tip: between November 2019 and March 2020, you can climb for free on Sundays (saving you €12 per person).
If in the city, be sure to take advantage of that.
Written January 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vadim
Murmansk, Russia22,933 contributions
Paris is full of sights that remind you of the brilliant victories of Napoleon. The streets bear the names of his marshals and generals. Les Invalides in addition to the grave of Bonaparte himself are also filled with guns and military trophies of rhe Great army, The column cast from captured Russian and Austrian cannons captured at the battle of Austerlitz stands on the nearby place Vendome. This arch, which is a replica of the arch of Septimius Severus in Rome, was also built in honor of the victory at Austerlitz in 1805. Looking at this arch, you might think that Napoleon needed it to enter the Louvre. However, this is not the case. Only this arch remains from the former ensemble. Missing element is the Tuileries Palace burned down during the Paris commune. It was here that the little corporal who became the French Emperor was supposed to enter the former Royal Palace. But there is no Palace. Bronze horses from the Venetian Cathedral of San Marco, captured by Napoleon during the Italian campaign, are also missing. To be fair, it was a second-degree robbery. The Venetians themselves stole horses (presumably by the sculptor Phidias) when robbing Constantinople in 1204. After the Emperor's deportation to the island of St. Elena's horses had to be returned in 1815. The bronze chariot of the work Bosio has filled the empty space.
Written September 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,315 contributions
The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is a beautiful monument. It is not to be confused with the other, more famous, Arc de Triomphe, at the end of the Avenue des Champs Elysees. They are two different triumphal arches. The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is located opposite the entrance to the Louvre Museum. There is no huge traffic roundabout around it! It is a bit smaller in size than the other one. Its construction was completed in 1808 and it was to commemorate Napoleon's victories in war at the time. It is definitely worth checking out, and you probably will if you visit the Louvre.
Written September 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
This Triumphal Arch stands between the Tullier park and the glass pyramid of Louvre. It was built by Napoleon to celebrate the Austerlitz victory.
The Arch is on a much smaller scale than its more famous sister one few km west, but is more decorated wtih Corinthian columns and a quadriga on top.
It forms a perfect line (Triumphal line) with the Etoile one and modern La Defense one further west.
Written January 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wander & Wonder
Singapore, Singapore1,643 contributions
Family
After coming out from Louvre, we walked towards the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel which is a triumphal arch, located along the way towards Tuileries Gardens. It was built to commemorate Napoleon's military victories. The Arc is 1/2 the size compared to Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile.
Written February 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Adrienne K
Clarksburg, MD318 contributions
Across from Palais du Louvre is Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel. It is stunningly beautiful and is the entrance to the Tuileries Garden. You can't miss it and will most definitely pull out your camera to get pictures.
Written June 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BradJill
Hong Kong, China148,459 contributions
Couples
Not to be confused with the famous Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile at the end of the Champs-Elysees, this is a smaller version, built between 1806-1808 to celebrate Napolean's military victories. This smaller Arc is located at the Place du Carrousel just beyond Musee du Louvre and provides a nice way to enter Jardin du Tuileries after you visit the Louvre.

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is half the size of the famous Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile, includes similar reliefs, sculptures on the Arc pillars as well as a nice group of statues and gilded figure on the top of the Arc.

If you intend to visit the Louvre and Tuileries Gardens, its worth making a stop at the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel. Otherwise, its ok if you miss this one, especially if you manage to see the more important Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile.
Written January 1, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Couples
Although a lot smaller than the more famous Arc, this one is much more colourful, has equaly important history and is in the great surroundings. Amazing details as well.
Written January 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

STP1606
175 contributions
Family
Not to be confused with the Arc de Triomphe found on the Champs-Elysee, this is the smaller verson used to celebrate Napoleon's victories. It is located across the Place du Carousel from the Lovre.

The smaller size of this Arc makes for great photo ops, and is thus worth the the stroll across the street when visiting the Lovre.
Written January 3, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Simsim7
Norway573 contributions
This is the small arc and not the big one. I would not seek out this one, as the other one is much bigger and more impressive, but this one is hard to miss as it's right by the Louvre, where most people will go anyway.
Written November 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 215
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

We recommend booking Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 19 Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel tours on Tripadvisor