|LAMPRE - MERIDA||LAM||11:09:36|
|BMC RACING TEAM||BMC||11:09:36|
First time stage town – 45,000 inhabitants (Bastians) La voie douce (the soft path): this project forms one of the main objectives of this mandature.
The municipality has decided to create a 5 km pathway for pedestrians, cyclists and people with reduced mobility linking Toga (in the North of the town), through the town centre, the Old Port and the Citadelle to the Arinella Leisure area in the South of Bastia.
The first stage of the work has been completed in the shape of the development of the beach in Arinella for the arrival of the Tour de France.
Renovation of Furiani Stadium : four years ago, the President of the Bastian Agglomeration Community, Émile Zuccarelli, reaffirmed the political desire of local politicians to rebuild the Armand Cesari Stadium.
This desire translated into an enormous financial input of more than 6 million euros of which a third of the total budget came from the BAC.
Sporting Club Bastia, the most successful and popular club in Corsica has installed itself here whilst the footballers can play in a renovated stadium that can welcome more than 16,000 spectators.
First time stage town – 65,000 inhabitants (Ajaccians) The Îles Sanguinaires and the Pointe de la Parata represent a natural space of remarkable quality labelled one of the Grands Sites de France and integrated into the Natura 2000 network.
Situated on the North-West of the Gulf of Ajaccio, la Pointe de la Parata (tower) which almost seems to launch itself into the sea stretches out via an archipelego of fragmented islands called the
It is still a mystery as to how they came to be given such a name.
Is it a reference to the purple light that turns the rocks red at sunset or the islands that, in the past, warned navigators that they were approaching Sagone? Wherever it comes from the whole site is home to a rich and diverse collection of flora and fauna.
There are endemic areas and rare plants like the Calycotome, the bruyère marine, the lentiscus and colonies of marine birds such as the mediterranean shag, the Peregrine Falcon, the Osprey
or the yellow legged gull.
The development of the Parata enables pedestrians to discover the botanical riches but also to visit the Genoise tower dating from the 16th century and the house of the Parata that is now home to a media library of the sea.