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Visits & activities

More than a visit, a real invitation

The citadel

Built on a rocky promontory overlooking the Old Port, the Citadel of Bastia is both a picturesque district and the historical site of the city. Founded in 1380 by the Genoese governor Leonello Lomellini, this medieval fortress is a tourist attraction that stands out for its "timeless" character. In its cobbled streets with a Mediterranean charm, you can find beautiful historical monuments such as the Governors' Palace, the Oratory of the Holy Cross and the Cathedral of St. Mary.

Behind the monumental door of Louis XVi which opens on the place of the keep and these places full of history, discover majestic buildings which formerly sheltered the bourgeois families of the city. It is in this village atmosphere, full of serenity with a superb view of the Tuscan archipelago, that the Citadel promises many romantic walks.


Things to see and do


La Citadelle
Cours Favale, 20200 Bastia