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The pearl of Southern Corsica: the citadel of Bonifacio facing the sea

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In the extreme south of the island, Bonifacio welcomes you to the southernmost city in France.

In the distance, you can see Italy. This means that the sea has played an important role in this fortified town, with its impressive white cliffs.

The city is still very marked by its Genoese history, which lasted from the 12th century until it was ceded to France in the 18th. Cheerful and festive, this beautiful blue and white city will seduce you with its charm. Although the walk will seem high, the marine cemetery is a must. Try to attend a concert of Corsican singing in the great church of Saint Dominique. The walk from the Col de Saint-Roch to the Pertusato Lighthouse will offer a commanding view of the upper town and cliffs.

Finally, share an ice cream on the busy harbour, and try the chestnut flour or Bonifacio bruccio, a delight.

Cimetière Marin de Bonifacio
La ville Haute
20168 Bonifacio

Eglise Saint Dominique
La citadelle
20169 Bonifacio

Glacier Rocca Serra
Quai Jérôme Camparetti
20169 Bonifacio


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