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Calvi Citadel

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

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Beautiful views

The Citadel dominates the skyline of Calvi and can be seen from pretty much every area. It is very historic and beautiful - a must see place. The cobbled streets are beautiful and... read more

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Chloe D
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Citadel dominates the skyline of Calvi and can be seen from pretty much every area. It is very historic and beautiful - a must see place. The cobbled streets are beautiful and there were lots of little alleyways to wander down. There are a few small shops and restaurants there too. The views are absolutely incredible as you can... More 

Thank Chloe D
Orem, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views, beautiful cathedral. Some glaciers for a nice treat. Beautiful cobblestone streets, rock walls, trees! Just gorgeous!

Thank pickychiclet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice 30 minutes walk, max.... just alleyways, but with great views of the port and the bay. Worthwhile but short... take a stroll to the port after.

Thank MontrealErt
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245 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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 24 April 2017

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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483 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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 9 April 2017

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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768 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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340 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 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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