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Why Visit Bastia During Corsica Travel

Located on the northern shore of Corsica, buzzing Bastia is one of the most scenic cities in France and the entire Mediterranean. Being the biggest port of the island, Bastia demonstrates its strong potential of an important touristic and cultural hub.

Those wishing to reveal the lively colorful character of the city should start their Bastia sightseeing from the most popular spot among the locals and the biggest square in entire France, the Place Saint-Nicolas. The square houses the statue of the most renowned Corsican, Napoleon Bonapart, and the Church of Saint Jean Baptiste, together with numerous cafes and restaurants where you can spend a couple of hours enjoying a glass of excellent wine during your city exploration.

After wandering around the labyrinth of lovely streets on your Bastia tour, it's time to get closer to the sea. To catch the most picturesque views in Bastia, head to the Old Port. Fascinating multicolored houses on the background of forested mountains and white yachts reflecting in the glittering mirror of the sea, especially at sunset, are simply a magical landscape!

If you are a hiking type, treat yourself with a panoramic stroll along the charming Romieu Garden. This green area is located on a hillside, near the Bastion of Saint Charles and the Palace of Governors. Get delighted by having a walk, breathing in the scents of exotic trees and flowers and pine trees brought from various parts of the world.

To put it simply, adding Bastia to your France travel itinerary and planning to visit Corsica just can't be a bad idea, so let Corsican charm melt your heart and enjoy the local hospitality to the fullest!

Highlihts of a Bastia, Corsica Vacation

  • Explore the Place Saint-Nicolas Square
  • Stop by the Church of Saint Jean Baptiste
  • Visit the Old Port of Bastia

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