French commune in Haute-Corse, Corsica
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Corte is in Upper Corsica.

Corte in winter

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Corte (Corsican: Corti) is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of Corsica. It is the fourth-largest city in Corsica (after Ajaccio, Bastia, and Porto-Vecchio).

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National roads lead to Corte from Ajaccio and Bastia.

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Corte is also linked to Ajaccio, Bastia and Calvi by the Chemin de fer de la Corse (Corsican Railway), and is served by trains running between Ajaccio and Calvi, and Ajaccio and Bastia.

  • 1 Corte railway station (Gare de Corte).  

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Map of Corte

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Corte's citadel
  • 1 Corte citadel (A citadella). The citadel of Corte was the first of the seven Corsican citadels. It was the only one built inland and its three levels of defence make it an exceptional site in Europe. It was built in two stages, 350 years apart: in 1419, Vincentello d'lstria, built the castle, also called "Eagle's Nest", at the top of the rock overlooking the city. In 1769, under the orders of the Count of Vaux, French troops began the construction of the citadel.  
  • 2 Museum of Corsica (Museu di a Corsica), + 33 4 95 45 25 45, . Mid-Jan to Mar: Tu-Sa 10:00-17:00; Apr to mid-Jun: Tu-Su 10:00-18:00; late Jun to mid-Sep: daily 10:00-19:00; late Sep-end Oct: Tu-Su 10:00-18:00. Exhibitions on traditional rural Corsica by travelers and ethnologists over the centuries, and the problems of current anthropology. Adult €5.50, senior child/youth (10-25) €3.
  • 3 University of Corsica Pasquale Paoli. This is a French university, based in Corte. It is under the Academy of Corsica.    

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A stone house in Corte

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  • 1 Paglia Orba, 5 Faubourg St Antoine, +33 4 95 34 47 21. M–Sa 12:00–14:00, 19:00–23:00. Copious portions of delicious Corsican food. Friendly service and a good view too.

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There are two campsites in Corte:

  • 1 Camping Alivetu (900m from the train station on the river Restonica). €27 for two people per night.
  • Camping Restonica (Located close to the big supermarket, on the river Restonica). €25 for two people per night.

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