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“Superb ruin & views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trophee d'Auguste

Trophee d'Auguste
Avenue Albert 1er, 06320 La Turbie, France
04 93 41 20 84
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in La Turbie
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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
Noosa, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Superb ruin & views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Fabulous Roman ruin Trophy of emperor Augustus which was built so well it actually withstood demolition by a later french king.

Visited July 2012
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Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Piece of Ancient Roman History!”
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 how original parts were able to be located and what the structure was used for during all the 'ages'. I absolutely loved my time in La Turbee and hope to go back with my family. The surrounding village is pretty much an unchanged medieval town. Make sure to pay for the actual guide at the Trophee as it is truly worth it!

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Amazing Vista!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Driving from Cannes to Monte Carlo along the coast was already thrilling and beautiful. As we approached our destination side road signs were indicating "Le trophee des alpes". So we stopped in this little village by the name of La Turbie and made our way to the Roman Ruin which marks the invasion of the area by the Roman. The Temple sits at the Edge of the mountain dominating the "moyenne Corniche". The remains of the temple are interesting but the view... Wow! You have a 180 degree unobstructed view of the mediterranean coast line all the way to the Italian border on one side and all the way to Nice on the other side. Spend that half an hour there and feel like a soaring eagle.

Visited January 2013
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Fishers, Indiana
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“A gem and great view of Monaco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Yu orobably don't need another reason to drive the Grand Corniche from Nice to Monaco, but if you do, this is it, a roman monument whose lush grounds afford one of the bes views of Monte Crlo and Monaco Bay below as well as the coast all the way to Menton. the munument has an entry fee but well worth it, since it not only gains admission to the park like grounds, but you can climb to the top of this fascinating monument to get even better views. A brochure is available as it good singage. A great place to stop, and gaze at one of the most beautiful coastlines on the planet before returning to your car for the hairpin turns down to frenetic Monaco.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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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, she had to sit in the cold while I went up the monument. However, disable people and their carers are admitted free - but I would have liked to have seen ALL the museum. The view from the Monument and the cliff top path were wonderful and made the climb worthwhile

Visited March 2013
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