Le Rondo

The Rondo

Historic site and monument, Engineering structure, Historic patrimony, 19th C in La Turbie
  • Built in cut stone in 1824 and dominated by the Trophy of Augustus, the Rondo offers a plunging view of the Principality of Monaco and opens onto a landscape of capes, far towards Italy and even Corsica when the weather is particularly clear !

  • Made famous during the "Belle Époque", the Rondo is located at an altitude of almost 500 meters, at the highest level of the Grande Corniche Road, proud of its Trophée d'Auguste and the medieval village of La Turbie, whose East Gate is located nearby.

    During the "Belle Époque", winterers were charmed by this breathtaking view, which they reached from the coast, thanks to the mule tracks that crossed the crops on the terrace, then from 1894, by the rack train that left Monte-Carlo.

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    Made famous during the "Belle Époque", the Rondo is located at an altitude of almost 500 meters, at the highest level of the Grande Corniche Road, proud of its Trophée d'Auguste and the medieval village of La Turbie, whose East Gate is located nearby.

    During the "Belle Époque", winterers were charmed by this breathtaking view, which they reached from the coast, thanks to the mule tracks that crossed the crops on the terrace, then from 1894, by the rack train that left Monte-Carlo.

    This train was dismantled in 1932 following a serious accident but the view is still spectacular from the Rondo, as Philippe Casimir, mayor of La Turbie and author of tourist guides wrote in the 1900s : “This panorama, discovering one of the largest and most varied scenery in the world, is an attraction that deeply impresses”.
  • Environment
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Panoramic view
    • Bus stop < 500 m
    • Close to GR footpath
    • Close to a motorway
    • Village centre
    • Sea view
    • Close to a trunk road
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
    • Site, building totally accessible
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Equipment
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Parking
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2024
    Open Everyday
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