Visit Corsica, France's Isle of Beauty


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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 4 January 2023, updated on 16 April 2024

A miniature continent

Lying 200 kilometres from the French Riviera, France travel tourism destination Corsica is almost in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.

Its landscapes, monuments, beautiful beaches and inviting Corsica resorts, make this heritage France vacation island an ideal destination for walking on the GR20, relaxing, and discovering the age-old heritage and traditions associated with the Corsican way of life.

The coastlines of the France tourism travel destination of Corsica, at a total length of over 1,000km dotted with quaint Corsica vacation resorts, are the most varied of French coastlines.

The Corsica vacation Natural Regional Park covers two thirds of the surface of this beautifully preserved heritage France travel region, which also boasts 5 nature reserves, marine parks and exquisite Corsica resorts.

"A Mountain in the Mediterranean"

The France tourism travel region of Corsica is a mountainous island, full of Dante-esque rock formations, cliffs, and lakes alternating with vast, rolling plateaus.

In the heart of Corsica, mountains are the gardian of regional traditions and identities, the nature-filled setting of villages with robust stone houses. Numerous walking paths can be found, like the GR20, which will take you through the center of an authentic and generous Corsica.

Some of these natural wonders can be found in the Gorges de la Restonica, the Monte Stello, and the cliffs of Bonifacio.

The Bonifacio Marina also invites you to relax along the Mediterranean cast.

A Land of Culture

Under Genovese rule before this France vacation destination became part of France, Corsica is proud of its vibrant traditions, its secular customs which are embodied by singing, music, craftsmanship and heritage France vacation Corsica resorts.

The Bonaparte House National Museum and the Museu di a Corsica retrace the history of Corsica.

If, in Bastia, you are impressed by the largest church, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church in Corsica, the Romanesque charm of the Church of Murato will surprise you with its originality.

As for the Greek Church of Cargèse, this is a building which is at the heart of Corsican traditions. And the exceptional beauty of the Corsica tourism vacation Villages of Sant'Antonino and Piana, or the Lavezzi islands, will take your breath away.

Corsican Cuisine: a Cuisine Full of Character

The Corsica resorts vacation region has its own, very individual, cuisine. The various cold meats (coppa, lonzu, prisuttu, figatellu) can be accompanied by polenta made from chestnut flour or garnished soups.

Fish and seafood are accented with local herbs, including origano, marjoram and mint.

Brocciu, made with the whey of goat or sheep’s cheese, venachese, orezzincu and calenzana are some of the typical cheeses which hail from this land of shepherds. Honey is another important product in Corsica.

As for the artisanal French wines in this France travel region of Corsica, you will appreciate the quality of the AOC domains, such as Nielluccio, Vermentino, and Sciaccarello.

Corsica, a vacation resorts destination, offers some refreshing drinks, try Orezza, Zilia or Saint-George, or choose between a Pastis or a Cap Corse, diluted as an aperitif.

Explore Corsica in an Original and Fun Way

Hop on board the U Trinichellu/the Corsican train which links Ajaccio with Calvi, via Bastia.

It will take you as far as the citadel in Calvi, which really comes alive during the popular Calvi Jazz Festival and the Festival of Polyphonic Singing.

In autumn, the Festival of the Wind blows a breath of fresh air through the town. Catch some spectacular yacht races across the Mediterranean during the Imperial Regattas.

In Ajaccio and Sartène, the Carnival of Corsica ensures a festive and friendly atmosphere.

An island of pretty Corsica resorts, mountains and marvels, this France travel tourism destination is an enchanting place, whatever the season.

Have a fun-filled Corsica vacation!

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