Place du Carrousel, Paris

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The Place du Carrousel (French pronunciation: ​[plas dy kaʁuzɛl]) is a public square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, located at the open end of the courtyard of the Louvre Palace, a space occupied, prior to 1883, by the Tuileries Palace. Sitting directly between the museum and the Tuileries Garden, the Place du Carrousel delineates the eastern end of the gardens just as the Place de la Concorde defines its western end.

The name "carrousel" refers to a type of military dressage, an equine demonstration now commonly called military drill. The Place du Carrousel was named in 1662, when it was used for such a display by Louis XIV.
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  • Normally it is visited along with visiting the louver itself, but it already has a royal history. It includes the surrounding garden and Caroussel Arc.  more »
  • A fabulous square with plenty to see and do, there are also heaps of people and traffic here. If I had time I would've hopped off my tour bus, but I will leave that for next time.  more »

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