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LA TURBIE
 
 
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VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER

www.ville-la-turbie.fr
 
  Communauté d'agglomération de la Riviera Française
La Turbie, a charming historic village overlooking the Principality of Monaco, stands on a remarkable natural site offering one of the most splendid panoramas on the French Riviera.


Its position on a promontory has given it a strategic role from time immemorial and determined its exceptional destiny. The ancient Romans chose it to build the monumental Trophy to honour the conquests of the Emperor Augustus, in the Middle Ages the Counts of Provence made it into a fortress and it became a favourite destination for the French Riviera ‘s first winter visitors.
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  Outings
Thanks to its rich millennia-old heritage, La Turbie offers unusual itineraries to explore with a bespoke leaflet on Smartphone© or MP4 (available at Point Informations Tourisme): Roman remains, mediaeval village, Baroque church,...


At the highest point on the Grande Corniche, La Turbie also offers breathtaking panoramas and vertiginous trekking possibilities: Via Alpina to Monaco, around La Tête de Chien, Mont-Bataille, Mont-Agel, Parc de la Grande Corniche...


  Monuments
Augustus' Trophy (7-6 BC), its new museum and wooded park. Unique for its size and historic value, it is one of the wonders of the architectural heritage of the Alpes-Maritimes. Not to be missed! The new technologies now have a key role in the museography for an entertaining interactive tour.


Saint-Michel church (1764 -1777)


• The fortified village and mediaeval gates


• Public fountain dedicated to King Carlo Felice (1824), Lavoir du Moulin (wash house) and Roman fountain


• Saint-Jean and Saint-Roch chapels


• Roman quarry and Mont-Justicier


• Old cog railway station



 Craftsmen
Magie du Vitrail (Achim Herget) - Tel. +33 (0)4 92 10 86 75 - www.magieduvitrail.com
EGLISE SAINT-MICHEL ARCHANGE  - LA TURBIE

Completed in 1777, this church has a richly decorated interior with equally rich furnishings. Don't miss : the high altar, featuring 17 different kinds of marble, the communion table of onyx and agate, the Saint-Pierre triptych to the right of the chancel.

TROPHEE DES ALPES - TROPHEE D'AUGUSTE  - LA TURBIE

Surveying the coast from high above Monaco, this Roman monument was built to commemorate "pax romana" throughout the region and glorify the victory of Emperor Augustus over the rebellious Ligurian tribes. Archaeological collections in the museum.

PARC DEPARTEMENTAL DE LA GRANDE CORNICHE  - LA TURBIE

The 660 hectares of the Grande Corniche parkland, situated in the La Trinité, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Eze and La Turbie communes stretches from the mont Leuse to mont Bataille. When the sky is clear a spectacular panoramic view can be observed extending from San Remo to St Tropez from the sommets of la Justice, la Revère and la Forna, on a really clear day Corsica can even be spotted.450 different species of vegetation have been recorded in this territory that is also one of the best sites for bird watching in the region.

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from 18 to august 19, 2018
Original championship held in the Montée de la Bourgade, a lane running up to the Château du
from 05 to october 07, 2018
One of the main book festivals in southern France with no less than 400 guest
from 21 to september 23, 2018
Biot create a large-scale event to promote artistic glass work. This event, the Biot International
 









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