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Sartene Office de tourisme
6 rue Borgo Sartene

Tel:+33 (0)4 95 77 15 40
Fax:+33 (0)4 95 77 15 40

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Sartene is a medieval hillside town characterised by its granite houses built by the Genoese in the early 16th century.  It has seen much trouble over the centuries being attacked by pirates from Algiers in 1583 who captured 400 local people and sold them on as slaves in North Africa.  These attacks continued until the end of the 18th century.  

Today the town is known as 'the most Corsican of Corsica's towns'.  It is here you'll experience a Christian ceremony on Good Friday when a red-hooded penitent bears a cross through the old town.  Apparently local inhabitants are keen to reveal the identity of the penitent who is picked by the local priest from a list of applicants wishing to atone for past wrong doings!

What to See - Sartene Attractions

Musee Fesch
50 rue Fesch, Ajaccio 20000
houses a great collection of 14th - 19th century Italian paintings
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep:Mon pm - Sun; Oct-Mar:Mon-Fri | Tel: +33 (0)4 95 21 48 17

NW of Sartene, Filitosa 20100
Corsica's most prehistoric site complete with menhirs & megaliths

Salon Napoleonien
Place Foch, Ajaccio 20000
displays Napoleon's medals & paintings
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Year round | Tel: +33 (0)4 95 21 90 15

Eglise Ste-Marie
Place de la Liberation, Sartene 20100
where you'll spot the large wooden cross carried by the penitents on Good Friday

Maison Bonaparte
Rue St-Charles, Ajaccio 20000
visit the house where Napoleon was born and raised with all sorts of family memorabilia
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon pm - Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 95 21 43 89

Musee de Prehistoire Corse
Rue Croce, Sartene 20100
this museum has a great collection of objects dating back to the Bronze and Iron Age
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mid Jun-Mid Sep: Mon-Sat; Mid Sep-Mid Jun:Mon-Fri | Tel: +33 (0)4 95 77 01 09