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Ile Rousse: Some history

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Ile Rousse: Some history

Inhabited since the earliest times ( 3-5 millennia BC), the Ile- Rousse was over a thousand years before our era a successful small and dependent on the city of Tyre in Phoenicia who baptized Agilla city. Ruined by the Phoenician fleet Calaris ( Galeria ) Agilla became Roman trading under the name Rubico Rocega until the fourth century of our era. Too close to the sea, it suffers the barbarian invasions , and was long inhabited by fishermen and living of seafood and land farmers. In the seventeenth century , the owners of Santa Reparata , a neighboring village there are shops for implanted barter by sea with coastal villages Balagne Nebbiu and west of Cap Corse. 1758 , Pascal Paoli " U Babbu di a Patria ", often coming in Balagne , decided to equip the Corsican port northwest of the island to weaken the Genoese activity performed between neighboring ports of Calvi and Algajola, " ho piantato the forche per impiccar Calvi ..." " I planted the gallows to hang Calvi ..." this will and his words backed by the history books , was born Isula . A Travers history ... Provide habitat for humans since the earliest times ( 3-5 millennia BC), the Ile- Rousse was a thousand years before our era a successful small and dependent area of ​​the city of Tyre in Phoenicia that Agilla baptized . Ruined by the Phoenician fleet Calaris ( Galeria ) Agilla became Roman trading under the name Rubico Rocega until the fourth century of our era. Too close to the sea it undergoes the barbarian invasions and those of potential enemies , and was inhabited for centuries by fishermen and farmers who lived off the sea and the land around the villages of Santa Reparata and Monticello . In the seventeenth century , the owners of Santa Reparata implanted stores for there to barter by sea with coastal villages Balagne Nebbiu and west of Cap Corse. 1759 , Pascal Paoli who often came in Balagne , decided to equip the Corsican port northwest of the island to try to cut the traffic between Genoa and Calvi. His laid plans , he decided the government Balagne , sitting in Algajola, giving permission to create a walled enclosure protecting the port ( The Scalu ) December 10, 1765 . L'Ile- Rousse was born this decision ... Surrounding a limited northwest by islands of red porphyry which earned him his name, to the south by a pristine white sand bay, Ile- Rousse presents tourist in all its beauty , spreading towards west , the sea to the hill Semaphore and neck Fogata . Old wanted by Pascal Paoli, " Father of the Fatherland" city, cobblestone stretches almost straight and north-south streets. From the quay of Commerce installed on 3 of the 6 islands , the fishing port and the bridges that connect the port complex to the coast and to market to twenty-one columns, fortifications and houses of the old town spread over time, from 1765 to the mid-nineteenth century. The new city continues harmoniously old beyond the beautiful Place Paoli shaded by plane trees than its great place to enjoy the cool summer. Inside the old city offers visitors the opportunity to stroll along the old cobblestone raised in part through the streets to the historical names : Pascal Paoli , Napoleon, the Arena brothers , Louis Philippe , Agilla . Some houses Florentine interior stairs are absolutely beautiful. The first church built in 1740 and destroyed in 1936 gave its name to Notre Dame. The church dedicated to Our Lady of Mercy adjoins a former Franciscan convent , when the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, our parish, it is on the west of the Grand Place and catches the eye with its square and its date palms huge (since 1890) in the shade which is good play bocce . Built by Pascal Paoli, with its councilors after 1815 a shield decorated with the royal lilies of France , led for more than half a century by elected Bonapartist : Ile Rousse is a town in the history Corsica. Contradictions make it a charming place full of unexpected and for tourists who come each year to sit under the plane trees of the beautiful central square (source: Tourism Office Isle - Rousse)

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