Bastia, prefecture of Haute Corse, has preserved its Mediterranean charm. It deserves a visit.
The old town is organized around its charming old port where the fishing port and marina.
This is one of the liveliest neighborhoods Bastia and yachts at anchor, the wooden fishing boats painted in bright colors, fishermen mending their nets invite you to stay at sidewalk cafes.
From this base, you can easily navigate to the Cap Corse, to the Gulf of Saint Florent, to Calvi which is about 45 miles.