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Calvi Citadel

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Address: Calvi, Corsica, France

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Rather run down but still charming

The citadel looks fabulous from a distance but is actually crumbling and in a poor state nevertheless we enjoyed walking around but went back to Calvi for a meal.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Orpington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The citadel looks fabulous from a distance but is actually crumbling and in a poor state nevertheless we enjoyed walking around but went back to Calvi for a meal.

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Melbourne
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Have a walk up to the old town and see Christopher Columbus' alleged birthplace. Very atmospheric and great views

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Dovje, Slovenia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Yes, citadel is full of history, there are interesting streets, but... Views are exceptional, but there was nothing (in May 2014) to keep you there a bit longer. Maybe with a guide it would make a difference...

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QLD
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were very disappointed, to find this Citadel has been lallowed to decay ! The outside looks great, walking up into the Citadel was a complete let down

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Beautiful streets and alleyways and fantastic views from the top. Little restaurant and bar within and interesting little museum

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american living in paris
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We took a walk after dinner and had the entire citadel to ourselves. It is well enough lit that a walk after dark enables you to find your way on the paving stones. Nice to see it when it is not wall to wall tourists and wish we'd gotten there earlier for a sunset drink then left for dinner only... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Ok, I was the one in the group that didn't want to make the climb. My eyes were on the shopping! I am so glad I did! Beautiful view almost at every turn…both the architect and the ocean! We were with two other couples from our cruise and really enjoyed taking pictures. Also there was a charming chapel that came... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Citadel at Calvi is a wonderful place to explore as well as get amazing views of the town, port, beach and the beautiful Mediteranean Sea. Surrounded by mountains, the vista is amazing at any time of the day. Discovering the various sites in the Citadel is challenging at times as the cobblestone streets wind their way here and there,... More 

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Durham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Citadel could be so much more. It is quite run down in parts with only a couple of restaurants. It could be fantastic (ie) little local shops, restaurants perhaps an artists quarter or local crafts.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Calvi Citadel is home to one of the French Foreign Legion's Helicopter regiments. It is a powerful looking monument at the end of the village of Calvi. This is a must to visit. We saw the supposed house where Christopher Columbus was born. (This is also claimed by three other cities!) The palace of the Governor and the church... More 

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