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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
Fred F
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Coventry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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

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Thank Fred F
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 !!

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Bobby44881
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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2 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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!

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