"The Monument at La Turbie Still Stands" La Turbie by hquittner

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The Monument is Now Still 100 Feet High

The remains of the Trophee des Alps still rise above the town of La Turbie to the height of 100 ft. The base of the monument is intact and is 120 feet square. On its west facade is an extensive Latin inscription. Above the base are .a group of four Doric columns and wall (which are remains of a circular set of 24 columns)

The Damages To the Trophy

St. Honorat first attempted to destroy the Trophy in the 4C because it was pagan. More damage was done by Louis XIV as part of his war here with the Savoyards when all of the fortresses were demolished .

Restoration

In 1806 Napoleon remade the road of the Grande Corniche. In the early 1930's much repair to the Trophy was made by Edward Tuck, a rich American. Asmall museum is now here.

  • Last visit to La Turbie: Feb 1996
  • Intro Updated May 30, 2012
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