Holiday in Corsica

Holiday in Corsica

Island of Beauty...

Red granite rocks, white cliffs, towering mountains, vast beaches and a sea like nothing else you will ever have seen. With many castles and citadels dotted around the medieval towns, it is clear that Corsica lives up to its nickname ‘Ile de Beauté’.

From coast to colour

This sounds a little cliché, but when you get to Scandola you must visit the nature reserve. Truly breathtaking nature, rare birds flying over your head, the most unusual, diverse plants and you can discover the very colourful underwater world is very impressive. The coastline is characterized by high red cliffs and sandy beaches, so it’s not surprising that Unesco has placed this on the World Heritage List. This is Corsica at its best.

City of Napoleon

White water rafting, diving, cycling, mountain biking, hiking are all available if you fancy an active holiday. Culturally it's fantastic; the capital Ajaccio is where Emperor Napoleon and his brother Louis Napoleon were born. After Paris, it holds the largest art collection in France, expensive yachts in the harbour, fishing boats with their catch, a beautiful cathedral and chapels. Also visit Bonifacio, nestled high atop the white cliffs, what a magnificent view!

 

Holiday in Corsica

Straight to the offers
Sun

Average summer temperature: 27 degrees 

Culture

Bridges, squares, towers and fortresses of Genoa 

Nature

Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 

Cuisine

Polenta with smoked meat and chestnut sauce 

Souvenir

Vases, baskets, honey, chestnuts and spirits

TO DO

Bastia

The largest port in Corsica is in the city of Bastia. This, after Ajaccio, is the largest city and was founded in the fourteenth century by the Portuguese and influences of the Middle Ages are still visible. 

TO TASTE

Fish markets

In the centre of Ajaccio there are some great restaurants. If you like to take home some goodies visit the two large markets in ‘Place Foch’. In ‘Rue République’ is the fish market.

SHOPPING

Markets

On Corsica for decent shopping you need to turn to the markets in various towns. The lively atmosphere of the island will not disappoint and we recommend the markets of Ajaccio, Bastia and Calvi. 

TO SEE

Filitosa

Filitosa is a small town in the hinterland and is famous for a valuable archaeological site; the ruins cover a time span from the beginning of the Neolithic period to the Roman era.