La Turbie

Trophy of Augustus

Historic site and monument, Engineering structure, Historic patrimony, Ruins and remains, Archeological site, Tower, Roman way, Ancient, Classified in La Turbie
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  • Unique in size and historical importance, recognised as being of national interest and managed by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, the Trophée d'Auguste is one of the wonders of the architectural heritage of the Alpes-Maritimes not to be missed under any circumstances!

  • Overlooking the bay of Monaco, the Auguste's Trophy in La Turbie is one of the few buildings of this type still preserved today. Located on the highest point of Via Julia Augusta, the panorama extends to Italy where the surrounding mountains have experienced a very ancient human occupation.

    Indeed, long before the arrival of the Romans, the region was punctuated by Ligurian fortresses called "Castellaras". It was not before the pacification of the Alps by Augustus around 14 BCE and the...
    Overlooking the bay of Monaco, the Auguste's Trophy in La Turbie is one of the few buildings of this type still preserved today. Located on the highest point of Via Julia Augusta, the panorama extends to Italy where the surrounding mountains have experienced a very ancient human occupation.

    Indeed, long before the arrival of the Romans, the region was punctuated by Ligurian fortresses called "Castellaras". It was not before the pacification of the Alps by Augustus around 14 BCE and the establishment of the Pax Romana that the attacks of the Alpine tribes ceased. It is this peace that the Trophy celebrates.

    Its construction and location are the ultimate markers of the Italian territory. The place symbolizes a kind of limit between Italy and Gaul. The inscription on one of the sides of the Trophy also lists 45 peoples of the Alpine Arc now subject and also recalls the armed struggles and diplomatic alliances that led Augustus to erect this monument.

    Originally made up of a 35 meters long base and a 12 meters high platform topped by a rotunda with 24 columns with the emperor’s statue, the Via Julia Augusta passed at the time just in front of the monument that dominated the Mediterranean and the Portus Herculis Monoikos, the current port of Monaco.
  • Environment
    • Close to a motorway
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Village centre
    • Village 2 km away
    • Pedestrian area
    • Close to GR footpath
    • Bus stop < 500 m
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
  • Documentation
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Equipment
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Free car park
  • Services
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Tour free of charge
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • Rates 2024
  • Full price
    7 €
  • Audioguide
    3 €
  • Group adults
    5.50 €
  • Group children
    40 €
  • Free to:
    - under 18 years
    - 18-25 years old (European Union nationals and regular non-European residents in the territory of the European Union)
    - Disabled person and accompanying person,
    - Job seeker, on presentation of a certificate of less than 6 months, beneficiaries RMI, RSA, social assistance
    - Journalists
    - Guest guides
    - Education Pass holders

    Twin Ticket Auguste and Villa Kerylos Trophy:
    - Full price: 16€
    - Group rate: 14€
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2024
    Closed On Monday
    * Open every day exept Monday - From 2 May to August 31st : 10 am to 6 pm. Last tickets are at 5:30 pm. - From September 1st to April 30th : 10 am to 1pm and 2pm to 5 pm. Last tickets are delivered at 12.30am and 4:30pm.
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