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Saint Florent is a fishing port in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. Today, it is a popular summer vacation spot for many tourists because of its proximity to the famous Patrimonio vineyards and the tasting of its famous wines. The marina, which is jammed with expensive boats throughout the summer, and is the center of town life. The monuments of Saint-Florent, constructed in 1440 at the same time as the city, are the Genoese citadel, and the Romanesque Saint-Florent Cathedral.
Take time to stroll along the docks of Saint-Florent through the streets of the old neighborhood that will lead you to the Parish Church of St. Anne XVII, open to the public, and "Piazza Posta" instead of the former post as like to call the Saint-Florentin, or instead Doria and that delights children with its fountain "frogs" and freshness in summer. From there you have direct access to the remarkable fifteenth century Citadel, which offers its esplanade with stunning views of the Gulf and "Marinuccia" typical small navy of this former fishing village that was Saint Florent.
There are many cafés in the shade of trees facing the sea.
Local emergency number: 112
Most shops, businesses, information services, museums and banks in France stay open all day. The exceptions are the smaller shops and enterprises, which may close for lunch sometime between 12.30pm and 2pm. Basic hours of business are from 8 or 9am to 6.30 or 7.30pm Monday to Saturday for the big shops and Tuesday to Saturday for smaller shops (some of the smaller shops may open on Monday afternoon). You can always find boulangeries and food shops that do stay open, however, on days when others close – on Sunday normally until noon.
National holiday dates:
January 1 New Year's Day
Ascension Day (forty days after Easter)
Pentecost or Whitsunday (seventh Sunday after Easter, plus the Monday)
May 1 May Day/Labour Day
May 8 Victory in Europe Day
July 14 Bastille Day
August 15 Assumption of the Virgin Mary
November 1 All Saints' Day
November 11 1918 Armistice Day
December 25 Christmas Day
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