Corsica Sights

Bastion de l'Étendard (Bastion of the Standard)

  • Av. Charles de Gaulle
  • Bonifacio
  • Garden/Arboretum

Fodor's Review

From Place d'Armes at the city gate, enter the 13th-century Bastion de l'Étendard, where you can still see the system of weights and levers used to raise the drawbridge. The former garrison, the last remaining part of the original fortress, houses life-size dioramas of the bombardment of the bastion in the 16th-century Franco-Turkish war. Climb the steep steps for an incredible panoramic view of the white-chalk cliffs along the coastline.

Sight Information


Av. Charles de Gaulle, Bonifacio, 20169, France



Sight Details:

  • €2.50
  • Mid-June–mid-Sept., weekdays 9–8, weekends 10–7


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