Saint Nicolas Square
Bordered by the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Place Saint Nicolas is the meeting place for Bastiais people of all ages who like to meet there for a terrace lunch, an aperitif with friends, or moments of relaxation with family.
The youngest can enjoy the rides, or move freely on this vast esplanade of over 22 400 m² while parents enjoy a well-deserved break in the shade of centenary plane trees.
Decorated with a music stand, Saint Nicolas Square is the scene of many events throughout the year: musical events and concerts during the summer period, skating rink at the end of the year celebrations, as well as many fairs including the Salon du Chocolat in October which attracts thousands of visitors for 3 days.
As for flea market enthusiasts, they enjoy strolling every Sunday morning among the heteroclite stands of flea market exhibitors offering antique furniture and objects, postcards and collectible books, or simply second-hand objects.
Now a place teeming with life, children’s laughter and cultural and sporting exchanges, Saint Nicholas Squareowes its name to a small chapel dedicated to this saint, built in medieval times next to a Pisan hospital. Starting point of tourist circuits through the city, the square lined with bourgeois buildings, also counts a monument to the dead as well as a statue of Napoleon as a Roman emperor.
Ideally located, the Bastia tourist office, thrones on this magnificent square and welcomes every year thousands of visitors.
Things to see and do
Allée Général Fieschi, 20200 Bastia