Stage 3 of this year's Tour de France passed an tower at the end of a headland on the Corsican Coast. Anyone recognise it? According to Wikipedia there are 90 towers on Corsica!

Seen here (UK) about two minutes in https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/tour-de-france/series-21/episode-4

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This looks like one of the Genoese towers, of which 67 still stand today. They are somewhat similar-looking and all are on the seacoast, so it may be a bit difficult to identify this particular tower without a doubt. You can compare the map of surviving towers with the route followed by the Tour — that only eliminates about half of them.

Tour de la Parata in Ajaccio looks very similar, so I guess that's the one. It's also one of the most famous ones. It's a local tourist attraction.

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