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Trophee d'Auguste

Avenue Albert 1er, 06320 La Turbie, France
04 93 41 20 84
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in La Turbie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The Alpes Trophy, the only remaining example of such triumphal architecture, was erected in the 1st century BC to honour Augustus Caesar’s victories... more » Owner description: The Alpes Trophy, the only remaining example of such triumphal architecture, was erected in the 1st century BC to honour Augustus Caesar’s victories against the tribes of the Alpes. This structure has been restored thanks to an American patron and it towers above the old Via Julia Augusta and the whole of the French Riviera from Esterel to the Italian coast. The monument features an exhibition of engravings, plaster cars, models, a video display and panoramic view. Open:> 19th May to 20th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.> 21st September to 18th May: from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed:> Mondays.> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups « less
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Santa Clara, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The site itself is pretty and scenic, and the ruins are picturesque, but the same view can be seen from the hill above the town cemetery for free. The top of the trophy is also visible throughout La Turbie. The museum itself leaves much to be desired. There is an informative video about the reconstruction (now out of date) of... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not just as the Romans built it as monument celebrating Augustus victory over Ligurian and Celtic tribes but still impressive. Locals used the parts for building and the statue of the victorious emperor is long gone. Thanks to ancient historians and will-power of their successors the place was restored at least to a reminder of its ancient glory.

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Liverpool
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Interesting monument with fantastic views in peaceful gardens, with friendly helpful guides, could have relaxed here for hours enjoying the tranquility and views

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It is worth paying a visit to this comemorative monument, this is the only structure of this type still existing. It was erected in the 1st century BC to the glory of emperor Augustus. A guide will take you up and tell you about the history of the monument. There is also a small museum nearby the structure, with maquetes... More

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Vantaa, Finland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This monument provides a small glimpse of the absurdity of the past; a huge building without any practical purpose almost 500 meters above sea level. For a modern man this place gives also an opportunity to enjoy the view. There is also a small museum, where you can become familiar with the restoration of the monument. We visited Turbie village... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Great stop on a trip to Monaco with an impressive view in a quaint little village. Nice and relaxing and a good place to visit. Seemed Italian but is in France. This monument weathered much since before the birth of Christ. Must appreciate the historical significance. Magnificent at the very least. Stop and have an espresso, enjoy the view, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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141 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Incredible history dating back to 6BC, amazing feat of ancient engineering, superb views at the site. Well we went there in anticipation of all these today but after a long day in Monaco and a tortuous climb to the site and an even more tortuous attempt at parking at the small car park near the monument it was closed. Apparently... More

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Estero, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

If you in your travels pass by La Turbie, go see the " Trophy " quite a history attached to it and you can take the tour with a guide.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

2 adults, 2 under 18s 11 euros including guided tour. Guided tours are, as far as I remember, on the hour 10, 11, 3, 4, 5 . Ie only 5 a day. Get there 10 mins early if you are entering by the bottom gate as tours start at the monument at the top. Near the bottom gate are spectacular... More

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Livingston, Montana
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15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We loved visiting this site, especially when the guide took us up and into the ruins themselves... be forwarned, there are LOTS of stairs! But the views are simply grand from the top. The guide was exceedingly helpful and informative. If you're into Roman ruins and/or artifacts, you'll really enjoy this visit.

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