Porte de Genes
GPS : 41.387275, 9.159945
A large fortress overlooking the entrance to the port of Bonifacio built in the 13th century by the Genoese. Its purpose was to protect the access to the door (at the time only entrance to the town). The building was destroyed in the 16th century and rebuilt thereafter with stronger fortifications and thicker walls. It is today the highest bastion of France.
It will take around 30-45 minutes to visit with the family this emblematic place, which traces the history of Bonifacio and its major events, such as the visit of Charles V or the sinking of the Semillante off the Lavezzi Islands. The Bastion de l'Etendard also gives access to the memorial and showcases reconstructions of scenes from everyday life.
At the entrance, ask for the discovery game and the free illustrated game-book for children aged 7-12 years. The little ones can also enjoy the visit thanks to the medieval helmets.
Discover "the Garden of Landscapes" in 10 points of view, as well as the exhibition "Thousand years of history" which will allow you to travel in the underground rooms through the centuries to understand the history of Bonifacio...
Information from the Bonifacio tourist office: +33 (0) 4 95 73 11 88
Open every day from April to October. Night visit in July/August. Wifi, pets allowed.
FEES (CREDIT CARDS, CHECKS AND CHEQUES VACANCES):
Single visit : 2,50€
Pass monument : 3,50€
Group fee (starting from 10 people) : 2,00€
Free for children under 12