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Address: Avenue Albert 1er, 06320 La Turbie, France
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The Alpes Trophy, the only remaining example of such triumphal...

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

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A lesson in history and architecture

Before we got there, we thought visiting the Trophee would just a quick stop in a jam packed day. Ended up spending more than 2 hours to soak in everything this site has to... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

Before we got there, we thought visiting the Trophee would just a quick stop in a jam packed day. Ended up spending more than 2 hours to soak in everything this site has to offer. The entrance/ticket can be difficult to locate since the surrounding area is like a maze. But once you get, enjoy the views on the way... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

The ruins are spectacular and awesome. Interesting history as well. The museum, which is tucked back in the corner, is one of the better ones I've ever seen. Incredibly well done with excellent interactive exhibits. Do not miss this one.

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Beersheba, Israel
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

A short detour off the road to Monaco - a very interesting and well preserved Roman monument, surprisingly well preserved/restored for a triumphal monument! It takes a while to figure out where the entrance is as the signs on what looked to us as the main entrance were contradictory (one left one right) and both wrong as they led to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

This really should be open all year, although you can see a lot from the town and the corniche drive. The view to the east and south are not to be missed. Great history!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

I always seek out anything to to with Roman history when visiting different countries. This monument stands out high on a prominent hill as you drive towards Nice from Monte Carlo. Worth the side trip to walk up and visit the ancient structure. Like many Roman monuments, those conquered didn't think too much of them and this one has been... More 

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Reviewed 29 December 2015

Warning! We were there on the last Tues. of December and everyone was blocked from getting even a distant view of this terrific sight. Why? No explanation, just a garden near it and chains blocking every entrance. Many disappointed tourists this Christmas week!! Scandalous to keep such a 2 B.C. sight from being seen!

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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

What a spectacular monument. Mind you whatever the Roman's did was done in spectacular fashion. Although most of the trophy has been torn down over the centuries there was an aggressive effort to, at the very least, restore it. Even in its present state it is amazing and one can only imagine how grand it once was. There are stairs... More 

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Reviewed 28 September 2015

myself my daughters and my sister and brother in law visited this site and was in aw with the historical information of this sight

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Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

A monument in a small, little village East of Nice near the Italian border overlooking Monaco. This monument is very old originating in the time of Caesar Augustus. I like that the architect that held rebuilt this beautiful monument left it partially unfinished so you the viewer can finish in your own mind. We went to the museum and looked... More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

This is an interesting piece of history worth visiting if you are anywhere near Monaco. Parking is at a premium so it's probably best to arrive early or be prepared to walk a long way. The views down to the principality are almost worth the visit alone though learning about the Roman's conquest tribute is fascinating. Cheers!

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