Built by the Genoese in the 14th century, Matra fortress purpose was to defend Aleria, the surrounding areas and the coast. It was built on a hill, in a strategic position. Partially destroyed in 1729 by the Corsican people who had rebelled against the Genoese, it was later rebuilt.

Matra family gave its name to the castle. Today, in the fort there is the Archaeological Museum of Aleria, one of the most important museums of Corsica.

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Le Fort 1, Aléria, France
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Dominique Vandenberghe Guérisseuse Channel Coach (22 months ago)
Nice place to visit
laura gomez (2 years ago)
Very nice visit. The museum and the old site are beautiful.
Nat Smith (3 years ago)
Nice place.
Junior H. Battesti (3 years ago)
Lucky we had some statue otherwise was it not so beautiful
Anders Juul (3 years ago)
Very, very informative and rich in details and lots of - minor - excavations only to be seen here! They might as well have included parts of the "Asterix en Corse", and they would have told you everything there is to know about this wonderful island.
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