La Turbie is named after the monument Trophy of Augustus, which you can visit the ruins, the new interactive museum and beautiful park that opens onto the sea gigantic monument was built 2000 years ago by the Romans to glorify the Emperor Auguste, who won the last rebel tribes of the Alps. With his victories, the Romans succeeded the Ligures, the Celts, the Phoenicians, Greeks and finally to the Phoenicians. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the barbarians threw themselves on the area and picked the trophy. In the 11th century, the latter is transformed into a fortress, surrounded by the walls of the first houses of the village. After countless wars of conquest, the trophy was finally undermined by order of Louis XIV. The village will continue to undergo many conflicts only to be annexed to France in 1860.
Overlooking the Principality of Monaco at 1,150m, like a balcony hanging over the Mediterranean, the little town of La Turbie seems to float in the sky, dominated by its gigantic Trophee d’Auguste, rising up 35 m.
In La Turbie there is plenty to fill your day with. You can visit the Trophee d’Auguste, which are reconstructed Roman ruins that loom over the town. It was originally built in 6 BC to commemorate the victory of the Romans over the Alpine tribes, the “Gauls.” La Turbie is also a great place to go for a stroll as its streets are filled with boutique shops and restaurants which make for a great experience. On your walk you will also be exposed to amazing views from this hilltop town.
La Turbie’s ideal position also makes for great day trips out to the Principality of Monaco, where you can go experience the lavish lifestyle of people who live there.
At an average temperature of 21.8 °C, August is the hottest month of the year. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in January, when it is around 5.8 °C. On average there are 108.63 hours of sunshine per month.
La Turbie is a short 30 minute drive from Nice Airport