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Large extensive museum.

Encompasses the history of Bastia and the surrounding area and it’s links with the rest of the... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Brighouse, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fascinating insight to the history of Corsica

Well worth the walk up through the city to the Citadel, this museum, housed in the former Genoese... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Bryony M
Monpazier, France
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Avenue Pierre Giudicelli, 20410 Bastia, Corsica, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The exhibition was nothing spectacular but did give a good insight into Corsican history. Was also air conditioned which we much appreciated as it was 30 degrees outside.

Thank nikonikora
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located In the Old Citadelle this museum offers superb views of Bastia and a perfect frame for the exhibition on the history of Bastia and Corsica and its changing interdynamic with Genoa, Pisa, Great Brittain and France. Splendid experience❤️

Thank Jens D
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Encompasses the history of Bastia and the surrounding area and it’s links with the rest of the world. Large airy galleries with plenty of information boards in multiple languages. The roof garden is a must see, and the views from the garden down into the...More

Thank AndrewHowson
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Well worth the walk up through the city to the Citadel, this museum, housed in the former Genoese governor's palace is a real treasure house. It is HUGE so allow plenty of time for a stroll through its many rooms, on several levels. (Access can...More

Thank Bryony M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The museum is well set out and of modern design. It covers the whole history of Bastia (even some WW2 items) in a number of different rooms set over several levels. There was a lack of English information, but it wasn't so difficult to follow...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is directed at French speakers only...no English or any other language. Fair enough I guess, but when you can't read the plaques etc it's impossible to get much out of a visit.

Thank DONHEL39
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This Museum is almost exhaustive in its content, and thus may not appeal to all. It details the history of Bastia over the past thousand years or so, and has everything from oil portraits to furniture, coke bottles to WW2 machine guns. The building is...More

Thank LSO1973
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Surprise of the holiday! We'd gone exploring round the old town, and decided to pop in. For only €5 each, which included a translated copy of text in each room, it was a bargain. Really informative with some very interesting and beautiful things. Going down...More

1  Thank Olivia_Pil
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The museum was closed during normal opening times, without notification on the website. I think more respect for visitors is due.

Thank Stefan d
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Wonderful exhibits of the history of Corsican and Bastia. Very well laid out. Could be more amenable to English speaking persons.

Thank Deborah S
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