Les piscines naturelles de Barghiana
20245 Manso
GPS : 42.365043, 8.795556

Road access

From the D 81 road between Calvi and Porto, you must take the D 351 one towards the village of Manso. Continue driving for about ten kilometres until you reach the hamlet of Barghjana (you should try pronouncing the name of this village if you speak with the locals): you can park your car near the village cemetery.

Description

From the car park you must reach the main road and leave behind you the bar “des Amis”. Continue walking on the main road for 400-500 metres until you find a track which descends to the right. After a short walk of about three hundred metres, this track will allow you to reach a bridge which overlooks the Fango. The natural pools of Barghjana are easily accessible from this bridge: you will have no trouble finding your little corner of paradise! You will see several natural pools which are separated from each other by small waterfalls. Pay attention because these pools are not very deep, in particular during the summer season. You should check the water level before diving into the pools.
From the natural pools of Barghjana you can see Capu Tafunatu (2335 metres above sea level), whose name means “head with a hole”. The top of the mountain is pierced by an opening 55 metres wide by 16 metres, making it the largest natural arch in France. One legend tells that this natural arch was created by the devil, who was furious at having been manipulated by the head of the village of Niolo and by Saint Martin.

 

Les piscines naturelles de Barghiana

20245 Manso