History of a citadel

It is on a vast porphyry rock roses immense 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 commodities to their own city.
Thus was born the Citadel of Porto-Vecchio. Despite a wide gulf and a fertile hinterland, the place remains 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, King Louis XV's troops take possession of the "Bastion of France" and renamed and settled on a fortified area of ??3 hectares.
We offer a guided tour of the fascinating Citadel 1:30 in the heart of the fortress. Nela, our lecturer-guide, you will discover the history of Portivechju through its ramparts, bastions ...

We offer a guided tour of the fascinating Citadel 1:30 in the heart of the fortress. Nela, our lecturer-guide, you will discover the history of Portivechju through its ramparts, bastions ...

La citadelle génoise 2
La citadelle génoise 2

The center of the old city is the Republic Square in front of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church, lively living spaces with bars and glaciers. The ideal place to be with family or friends.

Between shopping and output Noctune, the city comes alive at dusk

In recent years, Porto-Vecchio has become the meeting must for fashionistas
The alleys of the old town full of shops, open until midnight for most (in season). There will be something for every taste: trendy clothes, beach accessories, Corsican products, souvenirs of the island of beauty ... What you make your head spin!

The party capital

Wine bars, trendy, lounge, or guests can relax with a drink and leave charmed by the Corsican polyphony. Without forgotten discotheques that invite the greatest DJ of the moment ... The frenzied nights ahead!

La ville de Porto-Vecchio
La ville de Porto-Vecchio

The marina

The marina and trade below the ramparts, is particularly lively in high season. Bars, ice cream parlors and restaurants have taken up residence and offer a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere in the heart of the Gulf.
The newly built honor of Quai offers prestigious units of more modern equipment and ecological Europe. It is also a pleasant place to stroll.

Le port de plaisance
Le port de plaisance
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