Southern Corsica is a wonderful combination of natural gems, prehistoric sites and fantastic architecture. It offers startling natural treasures, like the Calanche de Piana rock formations, Scandola nature reserve, the Gulf of Porto, the Alta Rocca mountains and Aiguilles de Bavella peaks. Relaxation and water sports activities with the numerous sandy beaches and and exceptional underwater kingdom. Discovery and culture with the medieval town of Bonifacio and its high white cliffs, the Filitosa prehistoric site, the Sartène ancient Genoese citadel, and Ajaccio the capital of Corsica and Napoleon's birthplace.
It is in Upper Corsica that is located the famous Monte Cinto montain, the island's highest point at 2,710 metres. With its impressive mountainous relief, its magnificent mountain lakes and its numerous forests, this département is a perfect place for sporty types and nature lovers. Upper Corsica also has many magnificent hilltop villages and authentic towns to explore, such as Bastia and Corte, the historic capital of Corsica. Lovers of sandy beaches and water-based recreation will also be delighted.