Rondinara Maginot Bunker, SuartoneRondinara Maginot Bunker, Suartone

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    This is an unknown spot. Cool offbeat Explo!
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      Nice description and tips.
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      3 pictures.
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      Yes!
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An old Maginot bunker located in one of the most beautiful creeks in Corsica...

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.

Rodinara was an infantery bunker. It is still in a good shape, but unfortunately, it seems like part of the bunker were reused to make a bar...

My personal recommendations: 

After visiting the bunker, you have no option but going to swim in the beautiful creek!

How getting there: 

From Bonifacio, take the N118 road to Porto Vecchio. Drive about 13.5km and then follow the signs to Suartone (on the right). Park your car at the end of the road, close to the Rondinara beaches.

A tip to eat: 

In summer time, the place is really crowded. You can find restaurants close to the beach.

A tip to sleep: 

There is a camping for summer time.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

Free access.

Visit duration: 

15 minutes.

Entry fees: 

Free!

Access security: 

Take a flashlight!