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Jewel of ISLAND OF CORSICA

Bastia and Ajaccio

I travelled by Eurostar train, London to Paris,then TGV fast train to Marseille .Then ferry from Toulon to Ajaccio. Staying 2 nights in Ajaccio , and 2 nights Bastia, on the Island of Corsica. Ajaccio is the birth place of Napoleon, I saw the house where he was born. and statue memorial.--------------------I moved to Bastia by train,it is 153 km. Bastia is in two parts,the old quarter and port and high up the Citadel.The views are great from up here. The Citadel is from the 15th century and is mostly intact. I stayed at the Hotel Univers in Bastia.
Took the ferry back to mainland France at Marseille. ---AJACCIO CORSICA    Napoleon statue memorial.

AJACCIO CORSICA Napoleon statue memorial.

AJACCIO CORSICA.  Napleon  Memorial.

AJACCIO CORSICA. Napleon Memorial.

AJACCIO CORSICA.   It is said that Napoleon played at this Grotto as a child.

AJACCIO CORSICA. It is said that Napoleon played at this Grotto as a child.

AJACCIO  CORSICA.  The house of Napoleons birth.

AJACCIO CORSICA. The house of Napoleons birth.

AJACCIO CORSICA.   The side street of Napoleons house.

AJACCIO CORSICA. The side street of Napoleons house.

AJACCIO CORSICA    Market.

AJACCIO CORSICA Market.

AJACCIO  CORSICA.  Opposite Napoleon house.

AJACCIO CORSICA. Opposite Napoleon house.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.   Colourful rocks.

BASTIA CORSICA. Colourful rocks.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

CORSICAN TRAIN.

CORSICAN TRAIN.

BASTIA CORSICA.     Sports Stadium.

BASTIA CORSICA. Sports Stadium.

BASTIA CORSICA.   A game of Boule near rail station.

BASTIA CORSICA. A game of Boule near rail station.

BASTIA CORSICA,.  Station Yard.  Trains arrive through the tunnel.

BASTIA CORSICA,. Station Yard. Trains arrive through the tunnel.

BASTIA  CORSICA.    Railway Station.

BASTIA CORSICA. Railway Station.

BASTIA CORSICA.     Entrance to Citadella.

BASTIA CORSICA. Entrance to Citadella.

CORSICA BASTIA.......Corsican Railways.

CORSICA BASTIA.......Corsican Railways.

CORSICAN TRAIN.

CORSICAN TRAIN.

BASTIA  CORSICA      Hotel Univers.

BASTIA CORSICA Hotel Univers.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA      Place St. Nicolas.

BASTIA CORSICA Place St. Nicolas.

BASTIA  CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.

BASTIA CORSICA.    Vieux Port.

BASTIA CORSICA. Vieux Port.

BASTIA CORSICA    Local Houses.

BASTIA CORSICA Local Houses.

BASTIA CORSICA  View fro Citadella.

BASTIA CORSICA View fro Citadella.

BASTIA CORSICA.   View from Citadella.

BASTIA CORSICA. View from Citadella.

BASTIA CORSICA   Street up to Citadella.

BASTIA CORSICA Street up to Citadella.

ROUTE TAKEN IN 2008.  TGV fast train to Marseille.  Ferry from Toulon to Ajaccio.  Train to Bastia.

ROUTE TAKEN IN 2008. TGV fast train to Marseille. Ferry from Toulon to Ajaccio. Train to Bastia.

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