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Top sigths of France

Versailles has become a true shrine of medieval culture. The same named palace is the biggest sight of this place. Long ago it was the residence of French kings, so its spacious halls have retained their elegance and luxury till our days. During an excursion in the palace, tourists will know more about the history of that place and the purpose of every room. The most famous landmarks of Versailles are the Grand Canal and the Neptune Fountain. Versailles is located in the centre of a beautiful park decorated with statues and fountains. There are two historic buildings in the distant part of the park – the Grand Trianon and the Petite Trianon. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Bastia

Hotels for romantic escape

The atmosphere of romance is one of the main attractive features of Sud Hotel located next to the Arinella Beach. This accommodation place is designed in very spectacular contemporary style emphasized with vintage accessories. Artistic lighting helps to create a romantic mood in public areas of the hotel. Guests can enjoy a mass of exciting entertainment options. They can taste highly artistic desserts in a cozy … Open

Hotels with history of Bastia

One of the oldest accommodation places in Bastia is Hotel Univers opened in 1896. This lodge is located in close proximity to St. Nicholas Square. The hotel is famous for its rich collection of works of art. The rooms and public areas are adorned with amazing pictures by outstanding local artists, while simple furniture in aristocratic style recalls traditions of the past centuries. Design of the hotel was developed … Open

Stylish hotels

Near the port area there is charming Hotel Riviera. The latter offers stylish rooms painted in beige tones and complemented by fine fabrics of cherry, coffee or green color. It’s particularly worth noting amazing pictures, colorful rugs and elegant wooden furniture among pieces of decor. There is a well-maintained park with playgrounds for children at the entrance, so the hotel is in demand among family … Open

Travel guide to Bastia

Not far from the square is the Governor's Palace - a beautiful monument of architecture in the Moorish style. This beautiful palace of the 14th century, which was originally built for the governor, also has a very dark and eventful history. After the capital of Corsica was moved to Ajaccio, this beautiful palace was turned into a prison, and in the late 18th century it was completely destroyed during the attack of … Open

Traditions and mentality of Bastia

Bastia has a number of holidays, many of which are national, such as Labour Day on May 1 or World Music Day on June 21. The latter is a very popular holiday in Corsica as there are always free concerts across the island. In Bastia, it is possible to hear music on that day simply on the streets of the town. However, tourists keen on music are recommended to visit the town in the period from July to September as that … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

National cuisine restaurants offer a range of interesting meat and vegetable dishes. Local chefs cook true masterpieces from fruits of the sea. As a dessert, people of Bastia prefer not pastries but terrific cheese plates with wine. Pork is the most typical ingredient in meat dishes. It can be baked with vegetables, roasted on an open fire or grilled with fragrant herbs. Homemade sausages and ham are no less popular, … Open

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