The medieval city
Don’t forget to wear sturdy shoes to be able to traverse the medieval city. After parking on the harbour, we began the climb towards the ramparts.
The view of the harbour on one side and the sea on the other rewarded us. Continuing inside the ramparts, we finally reached the famous staircase of the King of Aragon, classified as a historical monument. At the entrance, a small welcome point charges €2.50 (free for children under 12) to descend the 187 steps a few meters above the sea, and enjoy the path along the turquoise water which leads to the well. It’s well worth the effort.
A cultural pass (€3.50) allows an additional visit to the Bastion de l'Etendard.
You can also hop on board a boat from the port of Bonifacio to make a tour of the caves, cliffs and creeks (no reservations necessary).
Trips last an hour and depart every 30 minutes.
We explored the sea caves (nicknamed the ‘Hat of Napoleon’ and ‘Sdragonato’), the Fazzio and Paraguan coves of gleaming turquoise water, the old town perched on its limestone cliffs, and most impressively the King of Aragon staircase – but this time from the sea.