La Turbie

History of the monument

A monument to victory. The Trophy of Augustus was built in 6 BC in honour of Octavius, Caesar’s nephew and future Emperor Augustus, following the subjugation of the Alpine tribes. Erected at the frontier between Gaul and Italy, it proclaimed the unity and power of the Roman Empire.  
 
A deified Emperor. Trophies were traditionally dedicated to the gods of victory. The Trophy of Augustus is part of the landscape of a sanctuary devoted to Hercules Monoikos, which gave rise to the name "Monaco". Augustus is thus assimilated with Heracles-Hercules, a demi-god who had been promised immortality for performing his twelve labours.
 
A breathtaking view. From the highest point of the former Via Julia Augusta, you can see across the entire French Riviera, from Estérel to the coast of Italy.

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To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.

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