Things to see and do - Bastia
Unmissable tourist sites
Bastia Travel guide
Bastia : Michelin's recommendations
Since 1975 the Prefecture of the Haute-Corse, Bastia is also the largest business town on the island and has preserved a typically Mediterranean appearance. The town is worth visiting for the quality of its monuments and the picturesque streets in the old town, made up of Terra-Vecchia with its old alleyways and Terra-Nova, the Citadel These are spread out around the old port where the Genoese governor Leonello Lomellini chose to establish a bastiglia or stronghold in 1380.
Tourist attractions Bastia : Things to see and do
F - 20200 Bastia
A climb up Monte Stello (1 307m) is a good introduction to the region. On clear days it commands stunning panoramic views of the entire headland (about 6hr there and back on foot). On the east coast Erbalunga's houses line the waterside of a headland..
pl. du Donjon F - 20200 Bastia
The Museum of Corsican Ethnography contains some interesting documents on Corsican history, and archaeological and ethnographical objects. The upper courtyard has the conning tower from the submarine Casabianca. Don't miss the giant model of the town..
pl. Guasco F - 20200 Bastia
The Chapel is decked in sumptuous rococo décor. Ceiling, with gold-covered stucco cherubs and arabesques on a blue background. The most venerated work is the Christ des Miracles, a black crucifix made in 1428. On May 3, a solemn procession honours th..
45 Bd Général Graziani F - 20200 Bastia
Located in the centre of Bastia, Hotel Bonaparte offers air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi access. It is less than a 10-minute walk to the ferry port and a 5-minute walk to the train station. Accessed by a staircase, rooms at Hotel Bonaparte are eq..
3 Avenue Maréchal Sébastiani F - 20200 Bastia
Hotel Univers dates from 1896 and is located in the centre of Bastia, just 100 metres from Saint Nicolas Square. It offers free Wi-Fi access, a 24-hour reception and bicycle storage facilities. The rooms at Hotel Univers are air-conditioned and incl..
9 Avenue Marechal Sebastiani F - 20200 Bastia
Set in the heart of Bastia, Les Voyageurs offers a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and bar. It is a 5-minute walk from the Port, where ferries to Italy leave daily and Arinella Beach is an 8-minute drive away. All rooms are air-conditioned and fe..
quai Sud, au Vieux-Port F - 20200 Bastia
This understated restaurant overlooks the many boats moored at the old port. This pleasant backdrop sets the tone of the cuisine, which gives pride of place to fresh seafood and fish. Indeed, three or four times a week, Huguette and her husband deal ..
4 r. St-Jean F - 20200 Bastia
On the quay of Bastia's old port, this new restaurant is talented young chef Clément Calendini's 'bistronomique' eatery. Exotic salad of wild king prawns with pancetta, steamed hake fillet with aioli: flavoursome cuisine, made with good ingredients....
6 r. du Dragon F - 20200 Bastia
In this former oil mill, everything is inviting. The decor has exposed stones, beams, picturesque millstone and an olive press. The appetising menu features local veal and langoustine fished off Cap Corse. One of the best restaurants in Bastia.
pl. du Marché F - 20200 Bastia
A highly motivated young chef, a dynamic team - La Table made a fresh start in 2010 but has lost none of its charm. This pleasant culinary interlude offers extremely fresh fish and seafood, tasty, unpretentious dishes and a pretty terrace beneath the..
av. Sampiero-Corso F - 20600 Bastia
8 r. St-Michel F - 20200 Bastia
This restaurant's terrace is like a little corner of paradise, offering superb views of the sea. The decor is decidedly contemporary and the atmosphere is warm. The chef cooks up good Mediterranean fare, made with high quality fish and vegetables (of..