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  • 1 Musée de la Corse (Musée Régional d'Anthropologie) Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    rte delle de Corte F - 20250 Corte

    This fascinating museum, which opened in 1997, is housed in the former Serrurier barracks, renovated by the Italian architect Andrea Bruno. It comprises two complementary sections: the Galerie Doazan, which displays a superb collection of items assem..

  • 2 Gorges de la Restonica Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 20250 Corte

    Running parallel to the River Tavignano, the source of the Restonica rises at an altitude of 1 711m in the Rotondo massif, one of the island's highest. After a turbulent 15km-course through lovely deep gorges forming natural swimming pools, it meets ..

  • 3 Monte Rotondo Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - Corte

    In Corsican, Monte Ritondu means "Round Mountain". This imposing secondary chain of mountains on the island's median crest features Corsica's second-highest peak (2 622m altitude). For a long time it was thought to be the highest point on t..

  • 4 Corte Citadel Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 20250 Corte

    The oldest part, called the chateau, was built in 1420 by the Viceroy of Corsica (then Aragonese) Vincentello d'Istria. You can wander through the old barracks, the dungeons and the Eagle's Nest tower (an attractive view over the town and the mountai..

  • 5 St Croix Chapel Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Rampe Ste-Croix F - 20250 Corte

    If the facade of this Brotherhood chapel seems a little tumbledown, it hides a refined interior. A floor in grey marble, a baroque retable with its crucifixion in high relief and its naive polychrome, Italian style organ with its crossbow gallery whe..

  • 6 Oratoire de l'Immaculée Conception Interesting

    Religious buildings

    r. Napoleon F - 20200 Bastia

    This oratory looks onto a tiny mosaic and pebble square. Behind its modest doors lies a richly decorated interior. Paintings on the vault represent the Immaculate Conception and, under the cornice, 18 oval medallions depict the disciples and evangeli..

  • 7 Place Paoli

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Paoli F - 20220 L'Île-Rousse

    An attractive rectangular square which is shaded by large plane trees and bordered by cafes. It's the meeting place for the local boules' players. In the middle palm trees enclose a fountain topped by the bust of Pascal Paoli who founded the port of ..

  • 8 Ste-Croix Ramp

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rampe Ste-Croix F - 20250 Corte

    Marked at the start by a fountain and a wide staircase in Restonica marble, it climbs up towards the Citadel.

  • 9 Four canons fountain

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de la Fontaine F - 20250 Corte

    The water gushes from four points from the base of this pyramid topped by an orb, it was built under Louis XVI to provide drinking water for the garrison and the military hospital.

  • 10 Rue du Col.-Feracci

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Col.-Feracci F - 20250 Corte

    Running alongside the citadel on a gentle upward incline, the road is lined with old houses on the left. You can see the bell tower of the church, Église de l'Annonciation, at the end. At no. 11 in this street, the building in front of which is a mon..

  • 11 National Palace (Palazzu Naziunale)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de la Citadelle F - 20250 Corte

    The only, albeit sizeable, remains of Genoese civil architecture in Corte, the former residence of the representative of the Genoese government became the seat of government set up by Pascal Paoli. These walls also housed the first university in Cors..

  • 12 Oratory of St Theophilus

    Religious buildings

    pl. St-Théophile F - 20250 Corte

    This open-air oratory, in the chevet of the Church of the Annunciation has been built on the birthplace of St Theophilus.

  • 13 Town hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Paoli F - 20250 Corte

    In this old house situated in a pleasant park, some frescoes by Jose Fabri-Canti recall the fate of Pascal Paoli. In the park, a Roman bathing house converted into a fountain.

  • 14 Statue du Gén. Arrighi de Casanova, duc de Padoue

    Museums and art

    pl. de Padoue F - 20250 Corte

    This statue is the work of Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904), who created the Lion of Belfort and the Statue of Liberty.

  • 15 Church and baptistry of St John

    Religious buildings

    N193 F - 20250 Corte

    Of the Church there remains an elegant semi-circular chevet made of schist or shale, decorated with mural bands and blind arcades. The baptistry, built in the plan of a trefoil or cloverleaf, is remarkably well preserved.

  • 16 Mount Cecu

    Nature and gardens

    D18 F - 20250 Corte

    From the television mast at a height of 754m, an attractive panoramic view over Corte and the Tavignano Valley, Mount Rotonda and the red needles of Popolasca

  • 17 Bergeries de Grotelle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 20250 Corte

    The road (D 623) ends a little way above the sheepfolds (1 375m altitude), old dry-stone buildings which were traditionally used as a stopover by herdsmen and their herds on the road to the Lac de Melo. Enjoy the beauty of this typically alpine lands..

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