What to do and see in Saint-Florent

Saint Florent Corsica Island Jun 30 2015 A View

Saint-Florent :

The A Stella de Patrimonio campsite is located 8 km from Saint-Florent, a former fishing village.

A walk in the center will allow you to discover the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Plaza de las Portes.Une promenade dans le centre vous permettra de découvrir la magnifique cathédrale Santa Maria Assunta et la place des Portes. Take the time to stroll around the citadel which offers a remarkable view of the Gulf, the Agriates Desert and the Marinuccia.

Towards the quays, take the alleys of the old quarter, they will lead you to the Church of Saint Anne and to the “Piazza Posta”, it is the heart of the village.

Saint-Florent is also one of the main departure points for maritime shuttles to the Agriates desert to visit for its magnificent beaches: Saleccia beach and Lotu beach.

http://www.corsica-saintflorent.com   link to the St Florent tourist office

Thanks to its location in the hollow of one of the most beautiful gulfs in the Mediterranean, which has inspired many poets and writers, this ancient Roman city has today become a popular seaside resort, without having lost any of its authenticity. You will discover ancient buildings such as the 12th century Cathedral or the 15th century Citadel which seems to crown the village, but you will also enjoy strolling along the quays and enjoying the permanent animation of the marina, located at the heart of the village.

Only half an hour from the Commercial Port and Bastia International Airport, Saint-Florent enjoys a privileged location. Its western configuration also allows it to benefit from the Agriate and its exceptional fine sandy beaches, surrounded by fragrant maquis.

When you arrive, the Place des Portes or Place des Ormeaux welcomes you, offering the spectacle to bowling enthusiasts.

Stroll along the quays of the port of Saint-Florent passing through the alleys of the old quarter which will lead you to the parish church of Ste Anne from the 17th century, open to the public, and to the “Piazza Posta”, the place of the he old post office as the Saint-Florentins like to call it, or also called Place Doria and which delights children thanks to its “frog” fountain and its coolness in summer. In this precise place is the soul of the village !

From there you have direct access to the remarkable 15th century Citadel, which offers you from its esplanade a remarkable view of the Gulf, the Agriate Desert opposite and the “Marinuccia”, a small marina typical of this former fishing village that was Saint – Florent.