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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 4 attractions in La Turbie
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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Vantaa, Finland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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272 reviews 272 reviews
141 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is worth stopping to see. It is along the haute corniche which is a spectaculer drive and this is a great stop. Amazing view of Monaco

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Three aspects to the site: the monument itself, the small surrounding parks with a view terrace, and a small museum. The monument is huge, though it is worth noting that most of the facade comprises restoration work and is simply a reconstruction attempt i.e. the original trophy might have looked different. It has only been restored on one side, such... More

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Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

If you are a history buff as I am, you will thoroughly enjoy this experience. Upon looking at this monument, you think it has remained throuogh the ages, but it has actually gone through many changes and reconstructed to what historians believe it to have looked like during the reign of Caesar Augustus when he conquered the Gauls. Truly fascinating... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

When we visited there was only one member of staff in the museum who also took groups to the top of the monument. So the museum was closed when she was on the monument. So we were only able to see part of the museum before it was locked up. Since my 93 year old Mother was in a wheelchair,... More

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