Village de La Turbie

Ancient Quarry

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Ruins and remains, Archeological site, Classified (CMN) in La Turbie

  • This site, classified as a Historic Monument, offers a natural heritage, archaeological remains and remarkable viewpoints.

  • Located on the Mont Justicier, the site was exploited in the first century BC by the Romans. Its exploitation lasted until 1953 for the construction of many buildings in Monaco and Nice. Few data are available on the history of the site and on the dating of the various deposits, but there are still traces of human activity: boreholes, column barrels and stone-cutting waste that may have been used to build the Trophée d'Auguste, as well as the posts of a gallows once used to hang prisoners...
    Located on the Mont Justicier, the site was exploited in the first century BC by the Romans. Its exploitation lasted until 1953 for the construction of many buildings in Monaco and Nice. Few data are available on the history of the site and on the dating of the various deposits, but there are still traces of human activity: boreholes, column barrels and stone-cutting waste that may have been used to build the Trophée d'Auguste, as well as the posts of a gallows once used to hang prisoners and a lime kiln that is still well preserved.
    In addition to the historical heritage, there is the natural heritage due to the nature of the soil and the climate, which give the site a particularity of vegetation unique in France with a scrubland with tree spurge (mainly spiny spurge), similar salsify, mastic pistachio trees, white rockroses, cades and the Nivéole de Nice, a protected species.
    From the site one can also enjoy magnificent panoramas of Monaco and the surrounding villages, all the way to Italy, as well as the Trophy of d'Augustus
  • Environment

    • Close to a motorway
    • Town outskirts
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Close to GR footpath
  • Spoken languages

Services
  • Equipment

    • Parking
  • Services

    • Pets welcome
      • Animaux tenus en laisse
    • Tour free of charge
Openings

Openings

  • All year
    Opened Everyday
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