La Turbie is a small medieval village of some 3000 inhabitants between Nice and Menton, overlooking the Principality of Monaco. Famous for its Tropaeum Alpium (monument dating from the Roman Empire), its architectural heritage and panoramas, the village welcomes many tourists each summer. But many visitors go there to discover the AS Monaco’s Training Centre.
1981: starting up
In the late 70s , the club was looking to develop a training camp worthy of its status. During the season 1981-1982 the Red and Whites took up residence in La Turbie, in the old quarry "Ortelli " whose stones were used to build the current Cathedral of Monaco. The views are breathtaking and make the place unique. Renovation works have been carried out since and have permitted a clear improvement of working conditions. In the late 80s, a weights training centre was installed between the two pitches of the complex.
2003, modernization project
The main renovation work started before the winter of 2003. Less than two years later, the prefabricated buildings used as changing rooms had been replaced by modern and functional buildings. Both professionals and apprentices now have suitable modern facilities: large changing rooms, treatment room, relaxation area, pool and Jacuzzi. Two pitches, including one for the professional team equivalent to two fields, and an synthetic “small pitch", welcome players of AS Monaco daily.
2011, FFF standards
Since the 2006-2007 season, the training center also has a press room which offers journalists ideal working conditions (Wi-Fi access, conference room with state-of-art equipment). In 2011, works in accordance with the professional standards FFF were performed at the Academy’s pitch, with expansion of the playground, installation of lighting and building of a platform . In 2013, it is the professional team’s field that undergo an expansion.