The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

There are two Arc de Triomphes in Paris. The famous one stands in the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle, the other one, half the size and seen here, stands directly between the Louvre museum and the Tuileries Gardens. It is called the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel. What is so awesome about this is that it stands at the beginning of the “Axe Historique” (historical axis), a line of monuments, buildings and thoroughfares that extends from the center of Paris to the West.

In fact, you can see it on this picture.

If you look through the arch, you can see the obelisk on the Place de la Concorde. Behind that the Arc de Triomphe and those tall buildings in the background is La Defense, the business district of Paris. You are looking right through the Tuileries Gardens and the Champs Elysees. One straight line. It is about 5 miles long. Cool.

This shot was taken at about 6am on a weekday. You can tell because there are no people. During the day, there are hundreds of people here and on the weekends, the place is positively swarming.


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  1. Flickr: Madebycedric May 30, 2010 at 2:47 am #

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called FlickrNova, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

  2. Flickr: Madebycedric May 30, 2010 at 2:47 am #

    You are invited in…


  3. Oodini July 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    Hello from Paris !

    I like reading your comments with your pictures. It’s not so common on the web. You tell an experience, and not only technical stuff. I specially like the stair case photo.

    It is always interesting to know the points of view of one’s counry from foreigner people. It reminds me I should take advantage of living in Paris, take my camera and tripod, and wander in this beautiful city.

    By the way, it is “Musée d’Orsay”, and not “Musée d’Orsey”. 😉
    It is a former train station.

  4. albert July 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    Thank you Oodini! Nice to hear from you you. Yes, Paris is a beautiful city with many photographic opportunities. Linda and I were there for just 5 days which was not enough time. We loved it though!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for checking my spelling 🙂 I fixed it!

  5. Flickr: uvaisjm August 4, 2010 at 1:08 am #

    This remarkable image was seen in:
    The Exquisite Capture Group

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