Corsica Sights

Citadelle

  • Rue de Donjon Map It
  • Corte

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

One of six island fortifications of its kind, the Citadelle, a Vauban-style fortress (1769–78), is built around the original 15th-century bastion at the highest point of the cliff, with the river below. In 1769, after the defeat of Ponte Novu, Corsica came under French rule. Count de Vaux, who held Corte, undertook the construction of the citadel's second reconstruction to strengthen the defense system of the city. The building contains the Musée de la Corse (Corsica Museum), dedicated to the island's history and ethnography.

Sight Information

Address:

Rue de Donjon, Corte, 20250, France

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Phone:

/04–95–45–25–45

Sight Details:

  • €5.30
  • Apr.–mid-June and late Sept.–Oct., daily 10–6; mid-June–late Sept., daily 10–8; Nov. and mid-Jan.–Mar., daily 10–5

Published 06/25/2015

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