Palaghju, site of menhirs and dolmens near Sartene, Corsica

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The prehistoric site at Palaghju is found near Tizzani, inland from Sartene in south-west Corsica. it is also referred to as the 'Palaggiu alignment'.

It is the largest array of menhirs and megaliths to be found in the Mediterranean region.

Explore Palaghju

Dating back almost 4000 years, in total there are some 258 megaliths and 70 menhirs, a few seemingly randomly placed but mostly carefully placed in long lines of standing stones - the rows typically running from north to south..

Only a few of the stones are carved, Filitosa style, and some have fallen down, but it remains an impressive alignment and a great place to reflect on the way life might have been in another era, and to speculate on what purpose the array originally served.

Places to Visit Nearby

Our visit to Filitosa was one of the highlights of our trip to Corsica. The menhirs at Filitosa are carved and there are a large number spread over a large and attractive site.

Sartene is a lovely small town set on the top of a hill and with a charming old town of narrow alleys and paved streets.

If you are looking for beaches then the nearby town of Propriano is a small resort close to some good beaches and has an attractive marina full of small yachts and fishing boats.

You can find more local travel ideas in the guide.

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Map of Palaghju and places to visit

Places to visit near Palaghju

Sartene

Sartene

Sartene in Corsica is in a scenic position on a hilltop with an interesting old town and impressive views

Sartene guide

Propriano

Propriano

Propriano is a town popular for its easy access to great beaches, stunning scenery and mountains

Propriano guide

Filitosa

Filitosa

Filitosa is a very intresting colection of neolithic carvings and standing stones in an attractive setting

Filitosa guide

Bavella

Bavella

The Col de Bavella is a mountain pass and series of rocky spires to the north-west of Porto-Vecchio

Bavella guide

Porto-Vecchio

Porto-Vecchio

Porto Vecchio has an attractive marina and old town and easy access to stunning beaches

Porto-Vecchio guide

Bonifacio

Bonifacio

An ancient town with a dramatic cliff-top setting. Bonifacio is a highlight of any visit to Corsica

Bonifacio guide