L`Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

Report
By Alex Gillis
Location
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 The arch is located on l’axe historique, bordering the
1st and 8th arrondisements
 It is an entrance to the Jardin de Tuileries
Metro Path
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Take either 7, 8, 9, 12 or 13 to 1, and exit on the Tuileries stop
Construction
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 Built 1806-1808
 Like the Arc de Triomphe, it was built to
commemorate Napoleon's victories
 Architects: Charles Percier and Pierre
François Léonard Fontaine
 The arch is 63 feet tall, 74 feet wide, and
21 feet deep
Significance
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The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, besides being
representative of Napoleon’s victories, is an important
and historical part of Paris. Many people stop at sit at
the base of the arch to draw, read, or chat. Because it is
by the Jardin de Tuileries, it makes for an ideal rest stop
for tourists who are drawn to the monuments intricate
design.
The Art
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Some people and events depicted on the arch (in bas-relief) are:
 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.
 the Peace of Pressburg
 Napoleon entering Munich
 Napoleon entering Vienna, sculptor Louis-Pierre Deseine
 the Battle of Austerlitz, sculptor Jean-Joseph Espercieux
 the Tilsit Conference
 the surrender of Ulm, sculptor Pierre Cartellier
The Top
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 This sculpture atop the arch is a copy of the so-called
Horses of Saint Mark that adorn the top of the main
door of the St Mark's Basilica in Venice.
Back in Time
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1810
1843
Interesting Facts
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 When Napoleon I commissioned the building of the
arch, he wanted it to model the Arch of Constantine
in Rome (312 AD)
 Jacques-Ignace Hittorf, the builder of the famous
green and gold fountains in the Place de la
Concord, was a student of the Arch’s main
architect Charles Percier
 While the little arch only took
two years to build, its
larger counterpart (the
Arc de Triomphe de
l’Étoile) took thirty years
to build. It is twice as big
as the little arch
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