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Sartène

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Sartène - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Southern Corsica
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Perched on its rock, the medieval town overhangs the Rizzanèse valley. Its 16th-century watch tower is all that remains of the town's ancient ramparts. The grey granite houses of the old town form a harmonious architectural whole. The arched passages are picturesque and the narrow streets are paved with beautiful granite stones.

The Sartène vineyards are renowned for their wine carrying the AOC quality label.

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Sartène

Sub-prefecture, the capital district, Sartène, christened by Merimee "the most Corsican of Corsican towns", is honored, since May 1864 the title of largest municipality in the island.

Built 300 meters above sea level, the city developed from the sixteenth century around medieval structures on the spur of Pitraghiu. Entering Sartène by the old bridge of A Scaledda, we discover that this sector still retains a portion of walls with a corner tower, the watch tower.

From 1520, the Genoese will grip the Pitraghiu and the A Manighedda neighborhood walls which fortified building, the Palace of the Governors, the current City Hall. Built in the sixteenth century still endowed with battlements sheltered housing Lieutenant genoa. At the base of this building the Genoese aménagèrent an arched entry, probably with a drawbridge, which commanded access to the citadel. Above this arch face shield of the city (a crenellated tower, surrounded by two mountain sheep and surmounted by the head of Moor, all in silver).

The parish church dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta contains some treasures, some of which are classified historical monuments. Part of this rich heritage is composed of a marble statue of the Madonna and Child dating from the sixteenth century, two paintings, one representing the Annunciation (seventeenth century) and the other a Mater Dolorosa framing the altar in polychrome marble imported from Italy (seventeenth century), and a set of fourteen paintings depicting the Stations of the Cross offered by the Empress Eugenie. The cross and the exposed chains remind that here takes place the evening of Good Friday the procession of Catenacciu symbolizing the rise of Christ at Calvary.

Sartène is classified City of Art and History and is one of the most beautiful corners of France.

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The entrance to Sartène
The entrance to Sartène
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Porta Place Sartène
Porta Place Sartène
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Tizzano, Sartène port
Tizzano, Sartène port
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Market day in the square
Market day in the square
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Carnival of Corsica Sartène
Carnival of Corsica Sartène
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Alley Sartène
Alley Sartène
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Dolmen Funtanaccia
Dolmen Funtanaccia
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Menhirs Paddaghhu
Menhirs Paddaghhu
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Lion of Roccapina (© JE)
Lion of Roccapina (© JE)
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Panorama Sartène (© JE)
Panorama Sartène (© JE)
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An alley (© JE)
An alley (© JE)
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An alley (© JE)
An alley (© JE)
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Other alley (© JE)
Other alley (© JE)
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Dolmen Fontanaccia - Plateau Cauria (© JE)
Dolmen Fontanaccia - Plateau Cauria (© JE)
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Conca Beach, from hiking the lighthouse Senetosa
Conca Beach, from hiking the lighthouse Senetosa
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