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Bastia tourism and travel guide

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Visit Bastia: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: At the base of Cap Corse, Bastia has something for everyone: a harbour, an old town and citadel, and broad 19th century boulevards

Bastia is on the island of Corsica.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Bastia. For detailed visitor information see the Bastia travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Bastia include "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Florent at 12 km and Nonza at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Bastia, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bastia in Corsica.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 8 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Corse department

Erbalunga is a small and picturesque fishing village in south-east Cap Corse...

See Erbalunga guide


Seaside resort at 12 km (direction west), in the Haute-Corse department

Overlooked by its 15th century citadel Saint-Florent is a very popular resort...

See Saint-Florent guide


at 13 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Corse department

Nonza is a village with a clifftop tower in south-west Cap...

See Nonza guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west), in the Haute-Corse department

Pino is a small village and marina in western Cap Corse, Corsica...

See Pino guide
North Cap Corse

North Cap Corse

at 28 km (direction north-north-west), in the Haute-Corse department

The north of Cap Corse has a lovely beach at Barcaggio...

See North Cap Corse guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Haute-Corse department

Centuri is a charming fishing port to the far north of...

See Centuri guide


Seaside resort at 43 km (direction west), in the Haute-Corse department

L'Ile-Rousse is a busy town and beach resort in the...

See L'Ile-Rousse guide


at 45 km (direction west), in the Haute-Corse department

Corbara is an extensive village with interesting churches and...

See Corbara guide


at 46 km (direction west), in the Haute-Corse department

Pigna is a quaint traditional village of artists and...

See Pigna guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Corse department

Sant'Antonino is a beautiful village of medieval streets in the Balagne region...

See Sant'Antonino guide


Seaside resort at 49 km (direction west), in the Haute-Corse department

Algajola is a small historic town with a long sandy beach...

See Algajola guide


at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Corse department

Montemaggiore is a very small village in the Balagne region of Corsica,...

See Montemaggiore guide


at 51 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Corse department

Corte is in the heart of central Corsica, and well placed...

See Corte guide


at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Corse department

Calenzana is a traditional Corsican town with interesting monuments in...

See Calenzana guide

Map of places to visit near Bastia


Markets in and near Bastia

Sorry but we have not got any markets listed as being very close to Bastia

More information about Bastia, Corsica

Tourist attractions near Bastia, France

What to do at Bastia? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bastia.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame-des-Neiges d'Erbalunga (Bastia) (9km)
  • Eglise de Santa Maria Assunta (Saint-Florent) (12km)
  • Chapel Saint Quilico (Olcani) (14km)
  • Eglise de San Michele (Murato) (16km)
  • Eglise de San Raineru (Montegrosso) (18km)
  • Eglise de San Parteo Mariana (Lucciana) (18km)
  • Cathédrale Santa Maria de l'Assomption (Lucciana) (18km)
  • Eglise de Santa Maria Assunta (Canari) (19km)
  • Eglise de San Pancraziu (Castellare-di-Casinca) (26km)
  • Chapel de Santa Cristina (Valle-di-Campoloro) (41km)
  • Eglise de San Michele (Castirla) (45km)
  • Chapel San Nicolao (Sermano) (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cap Corse (15km)
  • Agriates Desert (36km)
  • Cirque de la Solitude (57km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Lama (27km)

Geography and distances

Bastia is on the island of Corsica.

Geographical Information

Commune: Bastia

Canton: Bastia

Arrondissement: Bastia

Department: Corsica

Region: Corsica

Postcode: 20200

Distance to Bastia

from Ajaccio: 104 km

from Bastia: 0 km

from Calvi: 59 km

from Corte: 50 km

from Sartene: 126 km

Getting here

Most visitors to Corsica take a ferry from the French mainland into Ajaccio, Calvi or Bastia or take a flight into a local airport such as Ajaccio. For driving distances to Bastia from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barbaggio, Furiani, San-Martino-Di-Lota, Santa-Maria-Di-Lota and Ville-Di-Pietrabugno.

This page in French: Visiter Bastia

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