Bastia - Ancien hôtel de ville - France
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N 42° 41.850 E 009° 27.044
32T E 536918 N 4727322
Quick Description: Sur le fronton de l'ancienne hôte de ville, place du marché, le blason sculpté de la ville de Bastia surmonté d'une couronne et de sa devise "CIVITAS BASTIA"
Location: Corse, France
Date Posted: 9/20/2021 9:23:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM14ZZQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05
Views: 1

Long Description:

On the pediment of the former town hall, Place du Marché, the sculpted coat of arms of the town of Bastia surmounted by a crown and its motto "CIVITAS BASTIA".


LA PLACE DU MARCHÉ

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A mi-chemin entre la place Saint Nicolas et le Vieux-Port, la place du marché, appelée « u mercà » par les Bastiais, est sans nul doute l’un des quartiers les plus pittoresques de la ville.

Cette jolie place bordée de platanes, offre un accès direct à l’église Saint Jean-Baptiste, et attire depuis quelques années de plus en plus de jeunes familles désireuses de profiter des avantages de la vie citadine tout en retrouvant l’esprit « village ». Ici, toutes les générations se confondent, toutes les classes sociales vivent au rythme de ce quartier haut en couleur : enfants du quartier, habitants de toujours et nouveaux arrivants …tous profitent ici de l’art de vivre à la bastiaise.

Siège de l’ancien hôtel de ville, la place du marché compte de nombreux cafés et restaurants devenus le lieu de rendez-vous de la jeunesse bastiaise à l’approche du week-end. Aux beaux jours, les terrasses s’animent redonnant au lieu, un nouveau souffle de vie et la place vibre aux sons de groupes musicaux proposant chants corses, pop’rock, ou variété.


THE MARKET PLACE

Halfway between Place Saint Nicolas and the Old Port, the market square, called "u mercà" by the Bastians, is without doubt one of the most picturesque areas of the city.

This pretty square, lined with plane trees, offers direct access to the church of Saint Jean-Baptiste, and has been attracting more and more young families over the past few years, who want to enjoy the advantages of city life while rediscovering the "village" spirit. Here, all generations blend together, all social classes live to the rhythm of this colourful district: local children, long-time residents and newcomers... all enjoy the Bastiese art of living.

The former town hall is located on the market square, which is home to numerous cafés and restaurants that have become the meeting place for Bastia's youth as the weekend approaches. In fine weather, the terraces come alive, giving the place a new lease of life and the square vibrates to the sounds of musical groups offering Corsican songs, pop'rock or variety.

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Bearer of Coat of Arms: Town

Full name of the bearer: Bastia

Where is Coat of Arms installed (short description) ?:
Ancien hôtel de ville Old Town Hall


Material / Design: Stone

Blazon (heraldic description):
D'azur à la forteresse d'argent, maçonnée, ajourée et ouverte de sable, posée sur une terrasse de sinople Azure a fortress argent, masoned, openworked and open sable, set on a terrace vert


Address:
Place du Marché 20000 BASTIA


Web page about the bearer of Coat of Arms (if exists): [Web Link]

Web page about the structure where is Coat of Arms installed (if exists): Not listed

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