Come and discover this partly preserved monument, which is dedicated to the Roman glory.

Overlooking the Principality of Monaco at 1,150 m, the Trophée Auguste impresses visitors by its size. It is erected at the Col de la Turbie, at the highest point of the Augusta Way, an ancient Roman road. Take a guided tour of this place to know all its history...

The monument

The monument consists of a round tower and Doric columns with relief ornamentation. Stairs lead up to the two floors of the building. The sculptures, capitals and inscription are made of Carrara marble.

A house houses a museum that traces the history of the trophy and its restoration (model). There are drawings, photographs, military markers, inscriptions, fragments of the Augustan Trophy, casts, as well as documents on other Roman buildings in Europe.


Guided tours of the Trophée Auguste are offered to learn all the secrets and history of this historic monument. The audio guide is available in 6 languages: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.

Duration of the visit: 30 to 40 minutes

The history of the Auguste Trophy

The Augustus Trophy was built 2000 years ago by the Romans to glorify the Emperor Augustus. This monument originally measured 49 meters and was surmounted by the giant statue of the Emperor.

Located in La Turbieon the Alpis Summa, border between Gaul and Italy and strategic point on the Aurelian Way, it celebrated the unity and power of the Roman Empire.

Used as a fortress in the 12th century, dismantled by Louis XIV, then transformed into a stone quarry, it has since been restored by a generous American patron by the name of Edward Tuck.

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Prices, Timetables & Information


Individuals: €6
Groups (20 people or more): €5
Free for under-18s and 18-25 year olds who are EU citizens or legal residents of the EU.
Visit with audio-guide: €3

Opening hours

From 19 May to 20 September: 9.30am-1pm and 2.30pm-6.30pm.
From 21 September to 18 May: 10am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-5pm.
Closed every Monday.


- Film on the Auguste Trophy in French
- Shop
- Free parking