Completed in 1845, this ancient military fort was built to the plans of Esmenard, the Military Engineers Captain.

It was originally designed to accommodate soldiers and ensure a defensive role. It will finally become a prison at the beginning of the 20th century; many opponents of the French colonies will notably be imprisoned there.

It also served, like its neighbor Fort Muzzellu, as a disciplinary quarter for the marine infantry.

It now houses the Center for the Conservation and Restoration of Corsican Movable Heritage. Open to the public one day a week, you can admire the heritage it contains and enjoy the panoramic view offered from the landscaped and vegetated esplanade. Temporary exhibitions are organized there.


  • Equipments

    • Car park (Free car park)
    • Toilets
  • Visit

    • Individual visit :
      • Guided individual tours on request
    • Group visit :
      • Guided group tours on request
  • Activities

    • Temporary exhibition

To know

  • Opening period

    All year round, every Friday.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
    Open to the public on Fridays only.
    Annual closure from 20 December to 10 January.

  • Other information

    Exhibition "Citadella in Luce" June 2022 - June 2023 dedicated to the Citadel of Calvi

  • Animals welcome

    Pets not accepted