Cruise to The Gateway to Corsica

Located on the edge of the Cap Corse peninsula, Bastia features a wild and rugged terrain studded with ancient Genovese towers and sweeping coastal vistas. It’s a port with plenty to offer both your heart and soles, so be sure to bring your walking shoes—especially since some of the best hiking in Corsica can be found on the outskirts of the city.

If you’re more of an urban explorer type, stay in the city and climb to the top of the 16th century citadel for stunning views of the Terra Vecchia (old port) below.

And if you’d rather just spend a leisurely afternoon in a café (indulging in the region’s many delicacies), head to Place St. Nicolas. Try a glass of pietra, an amber chestnut beer, with a heaping bowl of mussels served with frites. And if wine is more your tipple of choice, local varietals Nielluccio and Vermentino produce spectacular rosés and whites, which pair perfectly with charcuterie produced from the island’s wild boars. C’est bon, n’est pas?

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Oratoire Saint Roch

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Oratoire Saint Roch

Oratoire Saint Roch

Built in 1604, this Baroque style church features a beautifully ornate interior.

Saint Jean Baptiste

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Saint Jean Baptiste

Saint Jean Baptiste

Famous for it’s twin spires, this is the largest church in Corsica and dates back to the 1600s. The church has a lovely art collection.

Cap Course

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Cap Course

Cap Course

Until the end of the 19th century when Napoleon III ordered the rebuilt of the coach road, this long peninsula called the Cap Corse was cut from the rest of island.

With its wonderful and wild landscape, discover a real mountain in the sea, with cut little bays, sea resorts, and high perched villages made of green and grey stones.

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Bastia, Corsica, France At a glance

Current Weather:
16°C / 60 °F
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Current Time:
11:16:43 pm2018/11/12 23:16:43 pm
Monday, November 12
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Exchange Rates:
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  • 1.16
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  • 1.52
  • 75.18
  • 3.81
  • 22.28
  • 1.69
Local Details:
GPS: 42°41'50.22"N 9°27'3.17"E
Size: 19.38 KM2 (7.48 MI2)
Population: 54,075
Density: 2,790 Pop/KM2 (1,077 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +33

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