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  • 1 Cap Corse Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 2 Musée de Bastia Interesting

    Museums and art

    Place 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..

  • 3 Ste-Marie Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    12 rue Notre-Dame F - 20200 Bastia

    The majestic interior of this church has three richly decorated pink and gold-coloured naves. It is a good example of Baroque taste from the 17th and 18th C. In the right aisle, the group of the Assomption de la Vierge, in gold, was sculpted in the 1..

  • 4 Chapelle Ste-Croix Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Place 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..

  • 5 Musée de la Miniature

    Museums and art

    La Citadelle F - 20200 Bastia

    Housed in the gunpowder store of Bastia's citadel, the museum showcases an ideal Corsican village constructed by René Mattei using some 10t of material and populated with moving figurines. You will see the communal oven, the sheepfold, the Genoese br..

  • 6 Ste-Lucie

    Religious buildings

    F - Bastia

    As you follow the mountain road carved into the green and gold-tinted shale, the Église Ste-Lucie suddenly appears, perched upon a rock. The church affords a magnificent view over Bastia, with its port and citadel, as well as the Étang de Biguglia an..

  • 7 Place du Marché

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place du Marché F - 20200 Bastia

    Tall buildings with often shuttered windows surround this square with its rows of plane trees and paved with schist. It buzzes with activity on weekends, when the market is here.

  • 8 Oratoire de la confrérie St-Roch

    Religious buildings

    Rue Napoléon F - 20200 Bastia

    This chapel was built in 1604 and decorated by master Ligurians. The retable of the altar is by the Florentine Giovanni Filiberto. Processional statue processionnelle of Saint Roch and Genoese woodwork. The walnut organ case houses an organ dating ba..

  • 9 Quai des Martyrs

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai des Martyrs F - 20200 Bastia

    The seafront, lined by café terraces, links the old port with Place Saint-Nicolas. Facing the sea, note the 17C façade of the Palais Galeazzini.

  • 10 Porte Louis XVI

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place du Donjon F - 20200 Bastia

    This monumental gate, built in the 18C, leads to the Terra Nova citadel and the Place du Donjon.

  • 11 Rue des Terrasses

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rue St-Jean F - 20200 Bastia

    Notice at no. 4 Rue des Terrasses, if you happen to find the door open, the hallway decorated with frescoes. This house, called the Maison Castagnola, along with the one opposite (at no. 5) with its sculpted façade, belonged to two rival families, an..

  • 12 Serra di Pigno

    Nature and gardens

    F - Bastia

    Coming up out of Bastia, having reached the Col de Teghime, follow the D 338 for 4km to get to the Serra di Pigno. There is a television relay station at the 960m-high summit. The panoramic view extends for miles over both sides of Cap Corse and over..

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