Matra Fort

Aléria, France

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
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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Mateja Žumer (3 years ago)
Nice place from outside. I didn't go inside, it's only in French language. Entry fee is 4€.
Dominique Vandenberghe Guérisseuse Channel Coach (4 years ago)
Nice place to visit
laura gomez (5 years ago)
Very nice visit. The museum and the old site are beautiful.
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