Embrace the lively vibes of this colourful harbour town in Corsica when you rent a car with Avis. Packed with things to see and do, a hire car will ensure you see it all. Avis has offices at Bastia Poretta Airport, which is a short drive from the city centre. We make car hire easy, because we know you can’t wait to feel the freedom of the road.
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Vibrant Bastia is Corsica’s second biggest city, located at the northern end of the French-governed island of Corsica. Once you have collected your hire car, you can explore the old quarter of Bastia, known as Terra Vecchia, which dates back to Roman times. Here the Baroque architecture, old port and hilltop citadel really stand out. Be sure to stop by attractions such as the Chapelle St Roch with its trompe l’oeil roof and 18th century organ, and Chapelle de l’Immaculée Conception to admire its elaborately painted ceiling.
With centuries of history under its belt, the Old Port is a must-see and is the perfect place to take in the atmosphere of this beautiful seaside city. Here you can sit on a terrace and watch the fishing boats come and go or stroll along the quays. Foodies will be impressed with Market Square where they can try delicacies such as cheese fritters, canistrelli and local charcuterie.
Renting a car in Bastia gives you the freedom and flexibility to get to know the city, while those who have more time on their hands can then use it to discover further afield.
With its many layers of history, picturesque coastlines and nature that will steal your heart, Corsica is a superb place for a memorable road trip. From Bastia, drive south to Aleria via the T11. With 8000 years of history you can follow in the footsteps of ancient civilisations. Make a detour to visit the nearby thermal baths or take a stroll by the Tavignano River.
If you keep heading south to the southernmost tip of the island, you’ll be rewarded with a stop at Bonifacio. This fortress town is surrounded by rolling hills and lush green landscape and filled with quaint shops, seaside cafes and architectural gems.
If you’re looking for sun, sand and sea, 2 hours west of Bastia lies the pretty resort of Calvi. Here you can enjoy a slower pace and beautiful backdrops, narrow cobblestone streets and colourful houses.
The T20, which bisects the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, will lead you from Bastia to the island’s capital Ajaccio in less than 3 hours.