|Arc du Carousel - Kristy|
During the visit, as the armies of Napoléon, we "triumphantly" went through the "Arc du Carousel"!
The "Arc du Carousel":
After his victory in Austerlitz, Napoléon declared to his troops : "I will bring you back to France. You will pass through arches of triumph on your way to your homes!". Therefore were constructed the "Arc du Carousel" at the Tuileries and the majestic Arc de Triomphe at place de l'Etoile.
130 years before, Louis XIV ordered the construction of the Arcs of "la Porte Saint-Martin" and of "la Porte Saint-Denis" in the North of Paris.
|Un jour de revue sous l'Empire. Hippolyte Bellangé 1862. Musée du Louvre. © Photo RMN - F. Raux|
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The route of the tour: