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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Cargèse
Insee code2A065
AltitudeFrom 0 to 705 meters
Surface45.99 km²
Population1228 inhabitants
Density26 inhabitants/km²


Chief townAjaccio (at 51 km, 49 min)Sagone at 13.3 km (16 min)
DepartmentSouthern CorsicaPiana at 16.8 km (21 min)
RegionCorsicaSearch another town


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  • Located in the heart of the West Corsica, the village of Cargèse is a pleasant seaside resort with traditions preserved.
  • History:
  • To escape the yoke of Ottoman, Greek 800 decided to emigrate. The ancestors of the Greek Cargèse came from the Vitylo Magne and Oïtylos in Laconia. Cargèse is also twinned with Vitylo. It is the Bishop of Vitylo who led the talks with the government of Genoa. After 12 years of negotiations, Paomia lands were granted to immigrants with two conditions: the payment of a small fee, the recognition of papal supremacy.
  • In 1675, the concession contract was signed on September 25 and the ship began its journey the Savior. In January 1676, they arrived at Genoa, on the 800, 120 died during the crossing. After questioning the reasons for their exile and a Italianization Greek names, their way back. On March 14, 1676, they landed at the bay called the Monks (Porto Monachi).
  • Since 1678, the five hamlets of Paomia were built and a church. The crops flourished. For 50 years, peace reigned over the land.
  • In 1729, the revolt of the Corsicans against the Genoese bring the Greek Paomia to take sides and refuse to fight against their benefactors. Their land is looted and vandalized, the people attacked. In 1731, the entire colony had reached Ajaccio.
  • In 1768, Corsica was ceded by Genoa to France. The Greeks were incorporated when the Regiment of the Earl of Marbeuf and get a result in compensation for the loss of Paomia, the territory of Cargèse. French military engineering built 120 houses in the same type and a castle to the Earl of Marbeuf became Marquis of Cargèse.
  • In 1793, with the Revolution, Vicoli razed the castle, the Greeks set out again to take refuge in Ajaccio. 4 years later, the Executive encourages their return to Cargèse. After many marriages between Corsicans and the Greeks, the two communities did not leave more and kept all their traditions with the construction of a church called Latin (1828) and a church called Greek (1872), the two facing each other.
  • The Easter celebrations are one of Cargèse Corsican religious holidays not to be missed.


  • Places to visit:
  • The Church of St. Spyridon Greek Church itself classified historical monument. Open every day until 18h.
  • The Church of the Assumption Church in Latin called registered historical monument. Open every day until 18h.
  • The Tower of Omigna 1:15 after a hike at the start of the end of the beach Pero Ta Kladia after residency.
  • To see:
  • Plage du Pero.
  • Chiuni range.
  • Menasina range.
  • Capizzolu range.
  • Stagnol range.
  • Chapel of St. Erasmus port Rochiccioli Toussaint.
  • Piévane Church Saint John Baptist de Paomia built in the Middle Ages and devastated by the repeated incursions of barbarian, it was rebuilt by the Greek colony of Vitylo. Damaged in 1731 during the uprising of the Corsicans against Genoa, it was abandoned. Subsequently, its stones were reused for the construction of the Greek Church of Cargèse. Today, nothing remains of this building that remains of a ship. Merimee during his visit in Corsica had seen the presence of a bas-relief sculpture representing an arm and a man's hand.
  • Remains of the chapel of St. Barbara and St. Elijah in Paomia.
  • U Scumunicatu, the menhir Paomia.
  • Monument commemorating the first contact on the night of 13 to 14 December 1942 between the Corsican patriots and the submarine Casabianca (D81 - Bridge Chiuni).
  • To do:
  • Scuba-diving.
  • Hiking.
  • Jet-ski.
  • First flight.
  • Windsurfing.
  • Hiking the PNRC: the Mare e Monti e Mare Mare and from north to Cargèse.
  • Do not miss: the Easter festivities.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Cargèse
Leisure centresBeach Capizzolu,   Beach of Chiuni,   Beach of Menasina,   Beach of the Péro,   Beach of the Stagnoli,   Marina of Cargèse
MonumentsChurch Saint-Spyridon,   Church of L'Assomption,   Genoan Tower of Omigna
Natural sitesBay of Chioni,   Bay of Menasina,   Bay of Stagnoli,   Cape Rosso,   Forest of Esigna,   Gulf of Peru,   Gulf of Topidi,   Headland Tuselli,   Headland of Cargèse,   Headland of Omignia,   Headland of Orchino,   Headland of the Moines


  • Celebration of Easter Cargèse.
  • Flea of ​​Whit Monday.
  • Children's Festival in mid-July.


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Sea diving in South CorsicaSports sensations30 €Calcatoggio (16 km)
Sea boat trip on the Pass’PartoutNature and the outdoorsFrom 26 € to 55 €Porto (16.8 km)
Sea trip in the Porto GulfNature and the outdoorsFrom 25 € to 55 €Porto (17.2 km)
Cruise and hikes on the Corsican coastNature and the outdoors3000 €Ajaccio (26 km)
Discover Corsica on a sea tripNature and the outdoorsFrom 25 € to 50 €Ajaccio (27 km)

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Latin ChurchLatin Church
Greek ChurchGreek Church
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Monday 24 November
Min. 15°C - Max. 21°C
Tuesday 25 November
Min. 13°C - Max. 17°C
Wednesday 26 November
Min. 12°C - Max. 17°C


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