La Turbie lies in the hills above Monaco and is a thriving Medieval village with buildings dating back to Roman times.
The old part of the village is a beautiful network of arches, passageways and stone buildings that are immaculately kept. At the pinnacle is the Trophée des Alpes, which you can see from a distance or pay a small entry fee to access the monument and its gardens. The Baroque church of Saint-Michel was built in 1764 and has a fine collection of paintings, as well as a fabulous altar made from 17 types of marble.
Surrounding the medieval village is a pleasant residential area with a number of good brasseries that look out onto a central square - it’s a popular spot with locals as well as sightseers, making it feel not quite so “touristy”as some places. Continue past the square and turn right to find the Rondo, a panoramic viewpoint that looks out over the port of Monaco.
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