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Guide of Corsica

Tourism, holidays & weekends in Corsica

Guide of Corsica - Tourism, holidays & weekends in Corsica

The third biggest island in the western Mediterranean, after Sicily and Sardinia (183 kilometres long, 83 kilometres wide and 2,706 metres above sea level at its highest point), Corsica is a true natural paradise where the heritage is wonderfully well-protected. Very attached to its traditions, this characterful land clearly deserves its nickname, "the island of beauty"! Located around 180 kilometres from the French Riviera, the birthplace of the famous Napoleon Bonaparte has no shortage of unique sites to enjoy.

Particularly popular with lovers of outdoor pursuits, this unspoilt land invites you to discover its charming mountainside villages, little wild creeks, nature reserves full of fauna and flora, golden beaches with crystal clear waters (ideal for sunbathing), colourful sea beds, mountain lakes and magnificent hiking trails, like the very famous GR20 that runs across Corsica from north to south. From renowned seaside resorts to mountain heights, the diverse and varied viewpoints are among the island of beauty's many strong points, along with its pleasant climate.

Corsica is also famous for its cities, and if you're spending a few days in this magnificent region, you simply must drop by Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Corte, Porto-Vecchio and Sartène!

The local gastronomy is also an important part of the area's appeal to tourists, whether it's cheese, charcuterie or chestnut specialities. Brocciu, coppa, figatelli, as well as polenta and fiadone, are a treat for visitors looking to sample the authentic flavours of the region.

Guide of Corsica

Southern Corsica

Southern Corsica offers nature lovers exceptional sites such as the Piana calanche, the Gulf of Porto, the Scandola Regional Nature Park, the Bavella massif and its magnificent peaks, Bonifacio and its high white cliffs, the Filitosa prehistoric site, the Sanguinaires islands, but also the old towns of Sartène and Ajaccio.

Upper Corsica

Charming hilltop villages of the Balagne region, wild cliffs of the Corsica Cape, lakes and mountain, seaside resorts of Saint-Florent and Ile-Rousse, the old port and picturesque districts of the city of Bastia, the Restonica gorges, and Corte, the historic capital of the island, are among the sites of Upper Corsica not to be missed.

Weekends in Corsica