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Calvi Citadel

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Address: Calvi, Corsica, France
Phone Number:
+33 6 73 01 64 72

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So much history and unbelieveable views. There are some restaurants up the top but they are mainly open at night.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much history and unbelieveable views. There are some restaurants up the top but they are mainly open at night.

Thank Tracey Y
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Calvi has something for everyone , we enjoyed a week exploring Calvi and the surrounding area. Its fun but expensive .

Thank hmunro321
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

THe engineering achievements are phenomenal, to build such a fort is certainly something to admire. The views are beautiful, but maybe after days of traveling Corsica's coasts and mountains we got a bit spoiled..... Besides that there is really nothing special about the citadel.

Thank Amnon F
Exeter, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting site but is mostly a structure without a lot of historical info. Combine it with a visit to the port and some time on the stunning beach.

Thank Ian T
New York City, New York
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767 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The citadel provides good vistas but not much else going on, especially in April. It's a nice stroll around for an hour or do.

Thank Mike P
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We ported here with Thomson cruises. And Oh my what a beautiful place it was to visit!! Quite steep, uneven walks, so you will need comfortable footwear. But the views are so amazing here and a must see! Lots of historical buildings. People are so friendly. Just an all round stunning place. Nothing bad to say. There is also few... More 

Thank Lisa-marie D
United States
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328 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a nice place to walk around. Lots of nice views from several vantage points. Plan about an hour. Worth the hike up!

Thank Emily M
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Impressive walled old city with nice views from the ramparts and well marked points of interest with a full audio explanation available from the tourist office. Interesting to see the family home of Christopher Columbus is here too from when Corsica was part of the republic of Genoa

Thank Viviane B
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Citadelle Calvi is up a steep climb with narrow cobbled paths, take water with you. Lovely views over the beautiful town of Calvi and the port. The beach is clean and scuba diving is very popular here. After the Citadelle we walked uphill to an interesting cemetery with the most beautiful floral tributes near Fort Charley. The information center is... More 

Thank Nanette132
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Port and town offer lots of interest. We stayed at the L'Abbaye Hotel 3 star hotel. A 3 stop at Calvi is sufficient to experience the place.

Thank stueriley

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