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Bastion de L'Etendard

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Address: Bonifacio, Corsica, France

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Very cool fort

The fort is huge. It will take time to tour it. It was built and rebuilt many times. Take time to understand the history. There's a tour just as you go in the main gate, just... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Fred F
Phoenix, Arizona
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166 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Its great to find all the different places to go up and down the steps. Dont miss the bastion lit up at night and captured against the sunsets

Thank grayb
Phoenix, Arizona
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The fort is huge. It will take time to tour it. It was built and rebuilt many times. Take time to understand the history. There's a tour just as you go in the main gate, just to the right. Take this tour and understand the history

Thank Fred F
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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106 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Bastion or Citadel is overlooking this picturesque little harbour filled with boats, teh roads lines with old houses. I thought I am on a movie set. This is such a beautiful place. Just stunning !!

Thank Andreas M
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

A pleasant place to wander for the views, and a few spooky passages and chambers to give you an idea of what it was like to be a defender of the citadel. Reasonably-priced admission.

Thank daisyfield1
Saint Louis, Missouri
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623 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting history especially of military history and design and construction of fortifications. Beautiful views.

Thank Bobby44881
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The fort itself does not offer much, but the views of the town are amazing. And with the combined ticket for the monuments, it si really cheap.

Thank Josef V
Granada, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

well worth the entrance fee just to escape the tourists. We were alone at lunchtime and had very many photo opportunities of the coast town and port.

Thank Mike B
Gatineau, Canada
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

The 'Bastion de l'Etendard' may as well be the signature look of Bonifacio, if there would not be of the cliff's look. You cannot stop thinking what it was once in those days when they had to defend the city. It's best to walk up there, do not take the car! Bonus; At night, some lighting with changing colours make... More 

Thank Denysls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Cheap to get in - 2.5euro for adults (or 3.5e for a combined ticket with the steps Roy d'aragorn) - but you soon see why. We thought this would be a decent length wall walk with great views and some historic insights, but none of the latter that we noticed and a very short visit - maybe 10 minutes worth... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 June 2013 via mobile

The true site to see in this town is the town and landscape itself, certainly not this bastion of the old citadel. While it only costs 2.50€ to vidit, the views are as good elsewhere in town and the "monument" certainly doesn't merit a visit. Skip!

Thank Susan L

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