Candidate for the title of European Capital of Culture 2028

Discover the charming town of Bastia, an ideal destination for art and history enthusiasts in Haute-Corse. The old town, located in the Terra-Vecchia district, is a true authentic gem. You will be enchanted by its typical alleys and old buildings. The picturesque old port is a must-visit, with its warm atmosphere of cafes and restaurants, as well as its 17th-century Saint-Jean-Baptiste church.

On Sunday morning, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the flea market on the Place Saint-Nicolas and enjoy the lively atmosphere of its cafes terraces, surrounded by palm trees. The Market Square, lined with ancient houses, is also very popular for its traditional market (saturday and sunday).

The Genoese Citadel, Terra-Nova, built between the 15th and 17th centuries, is an essential historical site. You can discover the Palace of the Governors, the former residence of the Genoese governors which has become the Bastia history museum, as well as the 17th-century Sainte-Marie Cathedral and the oratory of the Sainte-Croix confraternity (Chapel of the Holy Cross) dating back to the 15th century. Don’t miss strolling along the superb balcony promenade, the Aldilonda, which offers an incredible view of the sea.

Bastia, a town of art and history, where heritage and Mediterranean charm blend together. Book your stay now for an unforgettable experience.