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Hafenstadt Saint Florent auf Korsika ©T. Kakalik/Panther Media/age fotostock

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Bastia, France, Europe, Corsica, Place Saint Nicolas, statue, Napoleon, palms ©H. Thomas/Prisma/age fotostock

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Lighttower with the mole, Bastia, Corsica, France ©E. Fleisher/Look/age fotostock

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Ruins of the Genoese tower at Mortella with a turquoise mediterranean sea and rocky coastline of the Desert des Agriates near St Florent in Corsica with Cap Corse in the distance ©joningall/iStock

Genoese tower at Mortella near St Florent in Corsica

Fishing and yacht boats anchoring in Bastia port in summer season. This port connects Corsica with Italy and France mainland. ©pkazmierczak/iStock

BASTIA PORT, CORSICA ISLAND - JUL 4, 2015: colorful fishing boat in Bastia harbour on sunny summer day, Corsica island, France.

The town, citadel and harbour entrance at Bastia in northern Corsica ©joningall/iStock

The town, citadel and harbour at Bastia in Corsica

The fortress of Saint-Florent, La Citadelle, Cap Corse, Corsica, France, Europe ©J. Dauerer/imageBROKER/age fotostock

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France, Haute-Corse (2B), façade de l'église Sainte Marie

France,  Haute-Corse (2B), Saint Florent, plage de la Roya ©C. Moirenc/hemis.fr

France, Haute-Corse (2B), Saint Florent, plage de la Roya


A weekend in the heights of Bastia

Navigating the Cap Corse to Saint-Florent

  • By the sea
  • Weekends

Your itinerary takes you from sea to sea, from one end to the other of the Cap Corse. Your first day in Bastia offers a chance to discover its old town, winding streets and lively squares, as well as its exceptional heritage – including beautiful, not to be missed, churches. You then take to the road for an evening in Saint-Florent, where beautiful hikes and dream beaches await. Whether you’re fond of relaxation or Mediterranean heritage, your weekend will leave you with unforgettable memories. 

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Bastia Saint Florent

Day 1 - Bastia - Saint Florent

The main gateway to the island, the city of flagstone roofs stretches from north to south around its old port, where the citadel watches over the ‘ville haut’, Terra Nova. Stroll through the maze of narrow, wind-ing streets of Terra Vecchia, the old town, enjoying the lively atmosphere of Place Saint-Nicolas and Place du Marché, and don’t forget to swing by the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church. Finally, drive across the Cap Corse to admire the landscapes and reach Saint-Florent, where you will spend the night.

  • Distance : 22 km
  • Duration : 0h35

Day 2 - Saint Florent - Saint Florent

Arriving in the capital of Nebbio, wander through the winding lanes, lined with colourful houses, and the small oleander flower-filled squares of the old town. Sample the relaxing atmosphere of Place des Portes before heading to the Citadel to walk along its ram-parts. For water sport enthusiasts, the beaches of Saint-Florent, such as Roya, will meet all expecta-tions!

MyTripTailor Advice: after the citadel gateway, don’t miss the surprising view of old houses built at the water’s edge.

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