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Calvi Citadel

Calvi, Corsica, France
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Calvi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Picturesque and quaint place with spectacular views across Calvi. Highly recommended at sunset or at early morning when the sun isn't too strong! Easily accessible for most age groups, but wear suitable shoes for cobbles!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Well worth following the viewing signs which are numbered as the sights you can see are well worth the walk - not recommended for those who dont like steps.

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Worcester
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Although we did'nt opt for the guided tour its easy to follow the numbered signs on the 'Tour de St Antoine' along the ramparts, with wonderful views back down to the harbour and lower city. If you wonder off the beaten track (even in peak tourist season) i quickly found myself alone on quiet cobbled streets seemingly unchanged for centuries.... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Interesting walk up to beautiful views.pizza restaurant is worth a visit as is the little bar behind the church-don't know the name sorry.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Fantastic walk to the top of Calvi to see the Citadel, great tour guide Isabelle via Intercruise Tours. Worth the long walk up, really spectacular views

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