Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Bonifacio

On the southern tip of the French island of Corsica, and only a few kilometres across the water from Italy lies the small medieval village of Bonifacio. A city full of secrets and history, where the shining sea, the "maquis", along with its steep white limestone cliffs create a wildly beautiful natural landscape. The warmth of the climate is also tangible in the warmth of the inhabitants; and much like thousands of visitors every year, you will likely be drawn back to Bonifacio.

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L'Escalier du roi d'Aragon

These King of Aragon’s steps are for the ones who are not faint hearted! The vertiginous view over the sea and the city is breathtaking. Legend says that these steps on the cliff were created in one night only to allow the king of Aragon to escape from the siege of the city. Be careful, the steps are very steep and you will need courage to climb them!
Adresse: Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 11 88
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10.00-16.30


On the south-east of the Lavezzi Islands lies a well-known diving site in Corsica: Merouville (Grouper-city). You can dive surrounded by friendly groupers. They are not at all shy and some even enjoy being petted by swimmers. These fish are protected by law. Several companies rent out material and boats and organise tours in Bonifacio.
Adresse: Iles Lavezzi, Bonifacio

Îles Lavezzi

In waters as clear as the Caribbean ones, in a fish haven lies a small archipelago called îles Lavezzi. All in granite, the austere decor must not make you forget the beauty and the serenity of the place. The inhabited islands were the place of the wreck of the Semillante, a French frigate, in 1855. Be sure to bring water, food and parasols as there are no shops. You can access the islands by renting a boat or take a shuttle boat.
Adresse: îles Lavezzi, Bonifacio

Grain de Sable

One of the most famous postcard views of Bonifacio! Le Grain de Sable (Grain of Sand) is a block of granite standing on the sea and detached from the mainland cliff.
Adresse: Grain de Sable, Galgon, France

Boat Tours

A boat tour is a must for discovering all the hidden places of Bonifacio. All the tours are conducted in several languages. It may be a good idea to access professional services as the waters of Bonifacio are dangerous with their reefs. 4 companies are on the same dock and offers several routes: the discovery of the sea bottom, the discovery of Bonifacio caves, cliffs and coves and the discovery of the islands. Gina Croisières : +33 4 95 10 97 50 Thalassa : +33 6 86 34 00 49 Le Corsaire : +33 4 95 10 42 84 Rocca Croisières : +33 4 95 73 13 96
Adresse: Quai de la Capitainerie, Bonifacio

Plage du Petit Spérone

Ranked by Le Figaro as one of the most beautiful beaches of France, La Plage du Petit Spérone draws its name from the gulf of Spérone. After 10 minutes of walking from the beach of Piantarella, you will feel on the other side of the world. The pure waters and fine golden sand will sweep you away to the tropical islands. This beach is also good to know for one reason: even during the busiest months, it is almost never crowded.
Adresse: Pointe de Sperone, 20169 Bonifacio, Francia

Eglise Sancte Erasme

This small church, next to the harbour, is dedicated to Saint Erasm, the patron saint of seamen. Few benches, few decoration but a spirit of quietness and contemplation.
Adresse: Montée du Rastello, Bonifacio

Roman Ruins of Piantarella

Next to the Piantarella beach, you can find ruins of a roman complex. This huge villa holds stables, therms, offices, workshops, salt warehouses, a private port, apartments and even a dry dock to repair boats. The total surface was 3 600 square meters. Nowadays, only the ruins remain which give a charm to the beautiful landscape. The land they are located in is privately-owned but you can perfectly see them from the outside.
Adresse: Ruines Romaines de Piantarella, Bonifacio

Phare de Pertusato

If you like to go hiking and you are not afraid of heights, then you should go to the Persuato Lighthouse. After a two-hour walk from Bonifacio, you'll find yourself on a cliff with a breath-taking view.
Adresse: 20169 Bonifacio, Francia

Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure

The main church of Bonifacio is hidden on a small street but is worth a short visit. The altar, the columns and the rose window are spectacular. The building is classified as a Historic Monument. It was built in the 12-13th century. During Easter, religious parades leave and arrive from there.
Adresse: Rue du Saint-Sacrement, Bonifacio

Plage de la Tunnara

Well known as a surfer spot, the Tonnara Beach is very windy and you must be careful if you want to swim. The beach is also a very romantic place with one of the best sunset+watching spots in Corsica. You can rent sea kayaks and if you are hungry, two restaurants offer some food.
Adresse: Plage de la Tunnara, Bonifacio

Le Golf de Spérone

Considered one of the most beautiful golf courses of the world, Le Golf de Spérone offers the possibility to play over the stunning turquoise sea. The eighteen-hole golf course is renowned and attracts tournaments and golf athletes.
Adresse: Domaine de Sperone, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 17 13

Plage de Paraguan

Protected from the wind and the Strait of Bonifacio, the Paraguan Beach is a safe haven for fish, as fishing is restricted. You have to take a nice walk in order to reach this tiny beach, but the walk is certainly worth it. Beware of the jellyfish during the summers, they often get washed up on the shore.
Adresse: Plage de Paraguan, T40, Bonifacio

Ranch San Diego

You can discover the beauty of the region on horseback. Tours are organised next to the sea and beaches or in the countryside. You can also swim with horses.
Adresse: Route de Santa Manza, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 01 67
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 09.00-12.00; 16.30-20.00

Jeudis Polyphoniques

From April to October, every Thursday, Bonifacio invites you to discover polyphonic songs, a Corsican tradition and listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Famous Corsican bands come and share their passion for these moving songs.
Adresse: Eglise Saint Dominique de Bonifacio, Bonifacio
Åpningstider: Thu 21.30

Cimetière Marin de Bonifacio

This place of contemplation overhangs the sea. Its reputation is well established in Europe. Situated on the Bosco plateau, a few steps from the Saint François Church and facing the sea, the marine cemetery attracts photographers, especially during sunsets.
Adresse: Cimetière marin de Bonifacio, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 11 88

Easter Celebrations

A good time of year to visit Bonifacio is unquestionably during Easter. Religious ceremonies and processions, are organised by brotherhoods. Songs and walks are held all over the city, from the marina to the old town.
Adresse: Bonifacio

Bonifacio Windsurf

If you are up for a sporting activity then why not try windsurfing? At the company Bonifacio Windsurf you will be met by friendly and helpful staff who will answer all your questions. You can also rent kayaks here.
Adresse: Hameau de Piantarella, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 6 80 31 51 41
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10.00-17.00

La Caravelle

In this unusual place, in a XIIIth-century chapel, La Caravelle is a fine and gourmet restaurant. The cooks, led by Glenn Vieil, a two-star chef, create an inspired cuisine. Sea products are sublimated. Sea urchins, prawns or sardines flirt with truffles and risottos. Traditional recipes are also interpreted.
Adresse: Quai Jérôme Comparetti, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 00 03
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 24 hours

Le Voilier

This gourmet restaurant with elegant decoration, located on the marina, tickles the stars. Creativity and authenticity are on the menu, fresh cuisine with seafood specialties enriched with vegetables and herbs, such as prawns, Bonifacian spiny lobsters or candied lemon peels.
Adresse: 81 Quai Jérôme Comparetti, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 07 06
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.30; 19.00-22.00; Sun 12.00-14.30

Aria Nova

Located next to the Tourism Information Center, Aria Nova is a modern address with a trendy decoration. The chef is from Brittany and adapted himself perfectly to the exigencies of the Corsica cuisine. The cuisine is homemade (even the bread is homemade!) and revisited in a modern and refined way. A nice place with mid-range prices.
Adresse: 4 Rue Fred Scamaroni, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 19 85
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 12.00-15.00; 18.30-22.30

Les Quatre Vents

With a good quality for its value, Les Quatre Vents offers, during the summer, a good selection of fresh sea products and recipes based on vegetables, while in winter it offers traditional corse dishes. The owners and the waitress are really nice and enjoy chit-chatting with customers. The view over the harbour gives a special atmosphere.
Adresse: 29 Quai Branda del Ferro, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 07 50

La Place

La Place is specialized in hamburgers, salads, and home-made fries. It is a good place if you want to meet young people and enjoy an easy-going and convivial evening.
Adresse: 1 Montée Rastello, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 14 06
Åpningstider: Daily 9am–10pm

Kissing Pigs

Nested into the cliff, Kissing Pigs is a typical corse restaurant situated in a traditional location open all year, which specializes itself in home products. Corsican specialties, charcuterie AOC, farmhouse formings, grilled meats, salads, themed menus.
Adresse: 15 Quai Banda del Ferro, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 56 09
Åpningstider: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 11.00-14.00; 19.00-23.00


The original and tasty cuisine will make your mouth water. The decoration is rustic but neat and you will for sure enjoy the terrace while savouring a traditional dish.
Adresse: 5 Rue Archivolto, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 21 59 54
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 11.30-23.00

La Cabane du Pêcheur

Located on the beach of Santa Manza, La Cabane du Pêcheur presents its tasty sea dishes on cork plates. The view over the sea is really wonderful. If you ask the owner, he will tell you his fishing stories and how the fish you are currently eating was caught!
Adresse: Route de Santa Manza, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 6 46 60 51 92

L'an Faim

When dining at L'an Faim you can enjoy Michelin-starred level cooking in a wonderful and welcoming environment. The restaurant itself has a beautiful location, with an outside terrace overlooking the harbour. From the menu you can choose dishes which are prepared with a creative touch. Be prepared for a lovely culinary experience.
Adresse: 7 Montee Rastello, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 09 10

Trattoria L'Archivolto

Trattoria L'Archivolto is an Italian restaurant where you can eat tasty homemade food which are all prepared with local ingredients. Here you can enjoy your dinner at the lovely courtyard and be served by the welcoming and helpful staff. The lasagne is one of the favourite dishes here.
Adresse: 2 Rue Archivolto, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 17 58
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 17.00-23.00


Have a lovely evening at the Ciccio and savour a mouth-watering steak accompanied with a good wine. This is a popular restaurant among the locals which is a good sign. The menu it quite expensive but worth a visit due to the delicious food.
Adresse: Rue Saint-Jean Baptiste, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 6 16 98 81 68

Stella D'Oro

The menu at Stella D'Oro is well balanced with seafood, fish and meat, however you should try the house specialties like Aubergines à la Bonifacienne and Lasagnes au four. From the wine list you can choose a tasty wine that complement your dinner. The price might be a little high but well worth it if you are looking for a high quality meal.
Adresse: 7 Rue Doria, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 03 63

U Castille

This adorable restaurant is set off of the main walking streets in Bonifacio and provides a very cute and compact outdoor space where you can enjoy your meal. The menu offers traditional cuisine and the chef is also glad to give you some recommendation of his specialty dishes including Bonifacio-style aubergines, and spaghetti with mini-crayfish.
Adresse: 7 Rue Simon Varsi, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 49 57 30 499
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 12.00-14.30; 19.00-22.30

Cantina Doria

Cantina Doria is not the typical tourist venue in Bonifacio that one might expect, it is very simple and traditional. Here you can delight your taste buds with homemade simple food for a fair price. You can enjoy your dinner on the outside terrace and be served by the friendly staff.
Adresse: 27 Rue Doria, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 50 49

Da Rocca

This popular restaurant is situated on the main tourist trap on the Marina but well worth a visit. The attentive staff serves regional dish speciality and home-made pasta. After the meal, why not try one of the restaurants favourite desserts - the delicious tiramisu.
Adresse: 75 Quai Jerome Comparetti, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 00 67
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 12.00-24.00

Restaurant Chez Marco

Restaurant Chez Marco has been a successful restaurant for many years now, it was in fact established in 1969 and still keeping the same recipes from this date to respect the tradition. This sea food restaurant has a beautiful location and overlooking the sea. The specialities are fresh fish, blue and red lobster.
Adresse: Plage de la Tonnara, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 02 24
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 12.00-15.00; 19.30-22.00

Maora Plage

Enjoy a great lunch in front of the sea at the restaurant Maora Plage. It is actually placed right on the beach and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the menu you will find fish specialties, lobster and grilled meat.
Adresse: Route Santa Manza, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 11 93
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 09.30-22.30 (from April to October)

Glacier Le Rocca Serra

Knighted by the critics, Le Rocca Serra offers delicious and natural ice creams and sorbets. The owner, Francois Rocca-Serra, tracks the scents and flavours of Corsica and incorporates them in his frozen creations.
Adresse: 17 Quai Jérôme Comparetti, 20169 Bonifacio, Francia
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 10 08
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 07.00-24.00

Café de la Poste

A nice and cosy place to bask in the sun while savouring a beverage! Café de la Poste is in the centre of the old town, which makes the place the perfect spot to take some pictures.
Adresse: 6 Rue Fred Scamaroni, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 13 31

Café Niçois

In the streets of the old town of Bonifacio lies this small café offering a peaceful atmosphere and a shaded terrace seating, where you can watch people passing by. Great place to stop by for an afternoon coffee or a refreshing drink in the summer heat.
Adresse: 15 Rue Saint-Jean Baptiste, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 02 08

Via Notte

A bit outside of Bonifacio, The Via Notte is one of the biggest open-air clubs in Europe. Welcoming prestigious celebrities such as David Guetta, Snoop Dogg or 50Cent, the club is the meeting place of the Corsican and travelling youth.
Adresse: Porto-Vecchio, France
Telefon: +33 4 95 72 02 12
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 21.00-06.00

La Caravelle

Located in a XIIIth century chapel, La Caravelle is a famous restaurant but also an exceptional piano bar. It holds thematic evenings in a candlelight atmosphere.
Adresse: Quai Jérôme Comparetti, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 00 03
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 24 hours


Located on the marina, the B'52 is a bar well-known to Bonifacians. It organises open-air parties every summer and invites famous bands and DJs. Joachim Garraud is known to have been one of their guest DJs. The menu also features sushi, tapas dishes and tasty alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Adresse: 37 Quai Jérôme Comparetti, Bonifacio,
Telefon: +33 6 32 82 18 69

Les Terrasses d'Aragon

If you want to bring an original object back from Corsica, you may find traditional knives and coral jewels interesting. You can also see jewellery made of operculums of sea snails (which bring luck according to the legend). The coral used is sourced locally from Bonifacio.
Adresse: Place Carrega, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 51 07
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 09.30-24.00

L'Oriu di Chera

Coppa, figatellu, lonzu and other delis are a tradition in Corsica. Bonifacio is not an exception to the rule! In this shop, you can find the excellent products, presented by the very welcoming owner. You can also purchase other gourmet products at L'Oriu di Chera.
Adresse: 20 Rue Longue, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 14 02
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10.00-20.00

La Maison du Liège

If you want to bring back an original souvenir from Bonifacio, you might be interested by cork objects. From decoration objects to clothes, through shoes, the choice offered is huge.
Adresse: 97 Quai Jérôme Comparetti, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 14 60

Faby Noel

Corsica is known for its cuisine and for its pastries. Pains des morts ("breads of the dead", buns with dried grapes and nuts), tartes au brucciu (pies with brucciu, a Corsican cheese) or canistrellis (crackers with anise) can be purchased there. A must-on!
Adresse: Av. Sylvère Bohn, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 14 73
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 06.00-20.00

Old Town

When strolling around the Old Town you will find a great selection of souvenir and jewellery shops amongst the ancient houses, bars and eateries, although bear in mind some shops can be very expensive.
Adresse: Old Town, Bonifacio

Altima Boutique

When entering Altima Boutique you will be meet by friendly staff and a store full of beautiful accessories. This designer concept store offers bags, jewelleries, cloths and much more.
Adresse: 35 Rue Doria, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 70 68 72
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10.30-22.30


France can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

From June to the end of August it is the best time to go to Corsica if your desire is to lie comfortably on one of the many beautiful beaches. Temperatures are typically Mediterranean, this means generally mild and very temperate: the record temperature during this period is 32°C. The lucky ones who can enjoy a holiday in the spring and autumn will find a pleasant climate, high temperatures, fewer tourists and much lower prices than during the high season. This season is recommended for lovers of hiking, diving, nature walks and sports in general.

Figari Airport

Figari Airport is approximately 20 km south of Bonifacio, about 30 minutes away by car. From the airport you can use transfer options such as car, taxi or bus. Bus: There are intermittent bus services from the airport to Bonifacio during the summer months, which take about 30 minutes. Taxi: Taxis are available n front of the terminal. Reservations can be made in advance through several online booking systems. Car rental: Several car rental companies are available at Figari South Corsica Airport, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National Citer.
Adresse: Aéroport de Figari, Figari
Telefon: +33 4 95 71 10 10


There is no bus service around the town. It is advised for visitors to rent a car, as taxis can quickly become expensive in seasonal periods.


In less than 1 hour from Bonifacio, you can reach Italy. More precisely, you are in Santa Teresa, a small and picturesque city in Sardinia. Trips back and forth are organised several times a day in summer. Ask the tourist office for the schedule.
Adresse: Quai Noël Beretti, Bonifacio


It is advised to book a taxi during summer. Taxi Bonifacio : +33 6 14 65 25 68 Marc Di Meglio Taxi : +33 6 07 80 68 15 Taxi Station de Bonifacio : +33 4 95 73 19 08 Ignace Louis Di Meglio Taxi : +33 4 95 73 02 86


Bonifacio has only one pharmacy but it is opened everyday from morning to the night. If you encounter any emergency situation, the duty pharmacy's name and phone number are on the door. Otherwise, you can call 3237 to get more information.
Adresse: 87 Quai Comparetti, Bonifacio
Telefon: +33 4 95 73 00 02

Post Office

You can find stamps at kiosks and news agents. If you want to go to a post office, you will find it at the address below.
Adresse: Rampe Saint Jacques, Bonifacio


Country code : +33 Area code : 495


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