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Corsica Museum Reopens

By Linda Tancs

Like any Mediterranean island, it’s far too tempting on the French island of Corsica to spend your days strolling among the beaches, bays, cliffs, mountains and parks.  But there are plenty of museums, too–the best known probably being the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.  Don’t stop there, though.  Check out the recently reopened Museum of Ethnology, located in the citadel in the former governor’s palace in Bastia.  In addition to coats of arms, city maps, paintings and manuscripts, you can trace the history of Bastia and Corsica from its pre-Roman origins to its role in World War II.


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