Things to do in Bastia

New to Bastia? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

Bastia Guide Vetted By Our travel experts

Start with the Top Sights in Bastia

If you're in Bastia to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Place Saint Nicolas

⭐️ 4.4 (7015)

Place du Marché

⭐️ 4.4 (813)

Citadelle de Bastia

⭐️ 4.5 (380)

Office de Tourisme Intercommunal de Bastia

⭐️ 4.1 (307)

Plage de Ficaghjola

⭐️ 4.3 (222)

Palais des Gouverneurs

⭐️ 4.3 (190)

Église Saint Jean-Baptiste

⭐️ 4.6 (169)

Catedrale Santa Maria Assunta

⭐️ 4.5 (146)

Romieu Garden

⭐️ 4.3 (141)

Ghjesgia Santa Croce

⭐️ 4.7 (38)

Serra di Pigno

⭐️ 5.0 (5)

The top affordable restaurants in Bastia

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Bastia city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Chez Vincent

⭐️ 4.5 (768)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (690)

Price Range: $$

Le Petit Vincent

⭐️ 4.6 (419)

Price Range: $$

A Tana

⭐️ 4.4 (407)

Price Range: $

Côté Marine

⭐️ 4.3 (380)

Price Range: $$

Café des Gourmets

⭐️ 4.8 (376)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Le Jean Bart

⭐️ 4.5 (375)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.2 (366)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (365)

Price Range: $$

A Loghja - Bar à pâtes

⭐️ 4.4 (305)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant L'Ardoise

⭐️ 4 (283)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Bastia

These are curated, high quality experiences in Bastia hosted by locals!

One hundred percent present

End your night in some of the best bars in Bastia

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Bastia, curated exclusively for you.

Bar de la Citadelle

⭐️ 4 (331)

Price Range: $$

La Rhumerie

⭐️ 4.5 (240)

Price Range: $$

Café des Intimes

⭐️ 4 (137)


⭐️ 4.1 (70)

Price Range: $$

Le Panda Féerique

⭐️ 4.2 (61)

Bar de l'Ombrage

⭐️ 4.3 (49)

Bar e negri

⭐️ 4.5 (34)

Price Range: $$

San Petrone

⭐️ 4.3 (31)

Le Penalty

⭐️ 4.3 (29)


⭐️ 4.5 (21)

Pick from the best places to stay in Bastia

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Bastia you've come to the right place.

Hôtel Casa Mea

#1 of 21 hotels in ...


#2 of 21 hotels in ...


#3 of 21 hotels in ...


#4 of 21 hotels in ...

Monsieur Miot Concep...

#5 of 21 hotels in ...

Best Western Montecr...

#6 of 21 hotels in ...

Hôtel Continental

#7 of 21 hotels in ...

Hotel Port Toga

#8 of 21 hotels in ...

Hotel Restaurant & S...

#9 of 21 hotels in ...

Hôtel de la Corniche

#10 of 21 hotels in...

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the Citadel of Bastia: The impressive Citadel of Bastia overlooks the entire city. With its ancient walls, ramparts and towers this site serves as an iconic reminder of the area's long history.
  2. Visit Chemin des Douaniers: This coastal path offers spectacular views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and some of the most pristine beaches on the island. Highly recommended for nature lovers.
  3. Relax in Place St-Nicolas: This vast square is surrounded by fashionable cafes, restaurants, boutiques and galleries. A great place to stroll and people watch.

Bastia is a beautiful city with a perfect climate for visiting year-round. Summers bring plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and plenty of events to keep you entertained while winters are mostly mild and even sunny on occasions. Spring and autumn offer opportunities to enjoy the beautiful surroundings without being too hot or cold.

Bastia, France has a lot to offer to visitors and it can easily be explored in a few days. Spending 3 days in the city is a good idea, as it is enough time to explore all its attractions and admire its culture, architecture and art. Going out and trying some of the delicious local cuisine is also a must, as the restaurants offer very rich and flavorful dishes.

Exploring Bastia is best done by foot and the city center is compact enough to do so. More distant neighborhoods can be found with the city's public bus system, which offers services all throughout Bastia. Alternatively, there are plenty of car-for-hire services as well as traditional taxi options that are both readily available.

Bastia is a great destination for families with children with plenty of activities to keep them entertained. Take the kids to the beach and dip their toes in the Mediterranean, explore the city's many parks or bask in the Mediterranean sun. You can even head to the nearby mountain for scenic and adventurous hikes or try the thrilling watersports available in many areas near.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Bastia. To start off we'd have to mention La Rhumerie, Pigalle, Corsica Bar. Check out our page on the best bars in Bastia.

Not sure where Bastia is? Play around with this map:

Continue exploring Bastia:

With Kids

For Couples

Want to find a new city to explore? Visit these underrated cities: