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Bastia Office de tourisme
Place St-Nicolas Bastia
20200

Tel:+33 (0)4 95 55 96 85
Fax:+33 (0)4 95 55 96 00

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Bastia is a busy and colourful port and the economic capital of Haute-Corse.  The Genoese government ruled from Bastia in the 15th century which was when the 'bastiglia' or fortress was built. 

A stroll around the old port with its 19th century Italian style buildings will remind you that you are on a Mediterranean island.  The Place St-Nicolas is the central hub with ferries coming and going to the mainland and Italy. 

If you can drag yourself away from Bastia's many churches, take a trip to Cap Corse - the beautiful peninsula that stretches north of Bastia.

What to See - Bastia Attractions

Sainte-Marie
Citadel, Bastia 20200
a 15th century church with a Virgin made out of solid silver

Chapelle Sainte-Croix
Citadel, Bastia 20200
a striking Baroque style church with its famed Black Christ which is supposed to have been found at sea by Bastia's fishermen in 1428

Chapelle de L'Immaculee Conception
Old Port bordering Place de L'Hotel de Ville, Bastia 20200
has an intricate 18th century interior

Eglise de St-Jean Baptiste
Old Port, Bastia 20200
the facade to this church gracefully dominated the old port

Jetee du Dragon
Old Port, Bastia 20200
affords great views out to sea and is where you can organise a boat trip
| Admission charge

Terra Vecchia
Bastia 20200
wander around the historic quarter of Terra Vecchia awash with 18th century houses & narrow streets

Objectif Nature
3 rue Notre Dame de Lourdes, Bastia 20200
a range of outdoor pursuits on offer here from kayaking to fishing trips
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon-Sat | Tel: +33 (0)4 95 32 54 34