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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

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.

Get around

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

See

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

Do

  • Sailing / kayaking from Plage de la Roya


Buy

Fish from the poissonerie.

Eat

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

There are plenty of cafe-bars too.

Sleep

  • 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. 65-85 euro.


Get out

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

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