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The citadel of Porto-Vecchio
The citadel of Porto-Vecchio,
It's a vast vast porphyry rock roses that senators of Genoa in 1539 proposed to the Office of San Giorgio, wealthy Genoese bank, to raise a fortress for the development of the plain and export food to their own city.
Thus was born the Citadel of Porto-Vecchio. Despite a wide gulf and a fertile hinterland, the place is nevertheless a very strong area of ??malaria and a real nest of Barbary pirates.
From 1540 to 1589, the citadel was destroyed and rebuilt three times. The Republic of Genoa finally gave the island to France in 1768. A year later, the troops of King Louis XV took possession of the "Bastion de France" and renamed and settled on a fortified area of 3 hectares.
To discover the citadel of Porto-Vecchio, do not miss the guided tours offered by your tourist office every Thursday at 18:30
(registration 04 95 70 09 58 or firstname.lastname@example.org )
Individual rates: 7 € / adult - 3.50 € / -12 years
Group rate: 5 € / person (from 20 people).