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“usual harbour-side fare” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Le vieux port

Le vieux port
Quai du 1er Bataillon / Quai du Sud, Bastia, Corsica, France
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Bastia
Type: Landmarks
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Kent, England
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“usual harbour-side fare”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Usual selection of what you expect in an old port, boats and more boats, photogenic old buildings, harbour-side cafes charging as much as they can get away with for coffee's and lunches, a few plaques here and there, it all makes for a pleasant distraction for an hour or two.

Visited May 2014
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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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“The typical marina side appeal.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The old harbour is now a modern marina, but the surrounding buildings that pile high above towards the old town and citadel make for an attractive overall impression, worthy to enjoy a sun downer.

Visited May 2014
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Paris, France
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“The "Vieux Port" of Bastia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The old harbour is now the Bastia's Marina. It's surrounded by nice restaurant and cafés. however, they open only in May. The old harbour is probably the best place to watch and enjoy the fireworks of July 14th...

Visited February 2014
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Mougins
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“Atmospheric”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Nice to walk around ,lots of cafes and bars to dip into. It was extremely windy while we were there but interesting all the same ,pretty with all the yachts.

Visited September 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“A classic hilltop citadel with superb sea views.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The citadel is small and on top of a steep hill. This makes accessing it tiring by foot. It can be accessed by bus which will drop you outside of the shaded traffic free narrow lanes. Also the "Petit Train" stops there for a short tour. Several restaurants line the bay edge high up and give a good aerial view of Bastia, its port and Elba - watch out for the small tables on the lanes and not on the level decking we had glasses and bottles sliding off the table! The walk back is short and thankfully downhill.

Visited August 2013
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