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Saint-Florent

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Saint-Florent (Corsican: San Fiurenzu) is a small town on the French island of Corsica.

Saint-Florent
St Florent harbour

Get in[edit]

The town has no airport - the nearest is in Bastia, about 45 minutes' drive. There is no train station. You can arrive by boat as the town has a marina. There is a large free car park on the road towards the cathedral. There's paid parking for 1.20 euro per hour next to the marina.

If you come to Corsica by plane or ferry, be prepared to take a taxi or rent a cars, as there is no local public transport to talk about. A taxi from the port in L'ille-Rousse to Saint-Florent is easy 50 euro.

Get around[edit]

It's a small place, so everywhere is accessible by foot.

It is possible to rent a bike or a scooter from different locations in the city center.

See[edit][add listing]

The pretty harbour and harbourside restaurants. There's a citadel just behind the port.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Sailing / kayaking from Plage de la Roya
  • Domaine Cordoliani, Sant' Angelo, 2032 Poggio d'Oletta, Corse.
    Visit the nice Domaine Cordoliani on the old road to Poggio d'Oletta. Rent a bike in the city center and take the old road towards the church. Continue 10 minutes from there and you find the amazing wine fields of Saint-Florent. Most of them have a small shop for tasting and sale of their own wine. Specially recommended is Domaine Cordoliani. The staff speaks english well and they deliver wine you buy at your hotel.
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Buy[edit][add listing]

Fish from the poissonerie.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are many restaurants in St Florent, many specialising in seafood. Most of them offer a dish of the day for a reduced price (13-19 euros) at lunch or dinner.

Note that the supermarkets close just after noon and reopen in the late afternoon until 7 in the evening.

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are plenty of cafe-bars too.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Bellevue, Rue Principal (Along the main road from Bastia towards the city center), +34.4 95 37 00 06, [1]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 11:00. Friendly hotel with wifi in the common areas. Some english is spoken. start at 65/85 euro (low/high season).  edit

Get out[edit]

The nearby village of Oletta has a wondeful 'auberge' which serves superb food with an even more amazing view.

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