Casemate I de Pertusato, Maginot Bunker, BonifacioCasemate I de Pertusato, Maginot Bunker, Bonifacio

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  • Off the path Explo
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    4.4 / 5
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    This seems to be a quite unknown spot. Good Explo!
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      5 / 5
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      Interesting description and good tips!
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      4 / 5
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      I think a plan might be useful!
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      5 / 5
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      Yes, many!
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      Yes!
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      Yes!
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An interesting and well preserved bunker, close to the Pertusato lighthouse.

My experience, Explo description: 

Located about only 80km from the Italian coast, Corsica was an ideal platform to bring the war in Italy and Sardinia and control the traffic in the Mediterranean - North Africa.

Thus, during the 30's, to face Mussolini fascist thread, the French command decided to fortify 2 strongholds in Corsica: the south, around Bonifacio, and the north, around Bastia.

South: about a dozen bunkers where built between Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio. They where mainly infantery bunkers, located on beaches, supported by 3 artillery bunkers.

This bunker is a infantery bunker. It is a bit hard to access and thus it is pretty well conserved.

My personal recommendations: 

Make a walking tour from the Semaphore to the Pertusato lighthouse. The view, from the top of the cliffs, is very nice: on the one side, you can see Bonifacio, on the other side, you can see Sardaigna. On the way back from the lighthouse, have a look at the bunker!

How getting there: 

Park your car at the Pertusato semaphore.

A tip to eat: 

Pic nic!

A tip to sleep: 

Bonifacio.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

All day long.

Visit duration: 

15 minutes.

Entry fees: 

Free!

Access security: 

Take a flashlight! And good shoes and equipment to go through the bush!