Corsica places to visit and attractions


photo of Ajaccio

One of the largest towns in Corsica, Ajaccio has a lovely harbour and old town to explore

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photo of Algajola

Algajola is a small historic town with a long sandy beach near Calvi in north-west Corsica

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photo of Bastia

At the base of Cap Corse, Bastia has something for everyone: a harbour, an old town and citadel, and broad 19th century boulevards

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photo of Bonifacio

The oldest town in Corsica, Bonifacio is in an exceptional clifftop position to the south of the island

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Calanche de Piana

photo of Calanche de Piana

The calanche de Piana, red cliffs plunging to the Mediterranean, is one of the most scenic highlights in Corsica

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photo of Calenzana

Calenzana is a traditional Corsican town with interesting monuments in the Balagne region

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photo of Calvi

A very popular town with visitors, the resort of Calvi with its citadel also has an extensive beach and an attractive town centre

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photo of Capo-di-Feno

Capo-di-Feno, west of Ajaccio is home to two of the loveliest beaches in the region: Petit Capo and Grand Capo

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photo of Centuri

Centuri is a charming fishing port to the far north of Cap Corse

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Col de Bavella

photo of Col de Bavella

The Col-de-Bavella is a scenic highlight in the mountains of southern Corsica

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photo of Corbara

Corbara is an extensive village with interesting churches and chapels in the Balagne region of Corsica

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photo of Corte

Corte is in the heart of central Corsica, and well placed for hiking and exploring the mountains

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photo of Erbalunga

Erbalunga is a small and picturesque fishing village in south-east Cap Corse

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photo of Filitosa

Filitosa is a rare site of prehistoric engraved megaliths, between Ajaccio and Propriano in Corsica

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Gorges de Spelunca

photo of Gorges de Spelunca

The Gorges de Spelunca in west Corsica is a lovely river valley that passes through the mountains

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photo of Iles-Sanguinaires

The Iles-Sanguinaires and the Parata peninsula are a Grand Site of France west of Ajaccio

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photo of L'Ile-Rousse

L'Ile-Rousse is a busy town and beach resort in the Balagne region of north-west Corsica

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photo of Montemaggiore

Montemaggiore is a very small village in the Balagne region of Corsica, with a traditional historic centre and an imposing baroque church

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photo of Nonza

Nonza is a village with a clifftop tower in south-west Cap Corse, Corsica

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North Cap Corse

photo of North Cap Corse

The north of Cap Corse has a lovely beach at Barcaggio and the hill village of Rogliano to explore, among other highlights

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photo of Piana

Piana is a small and very picturesque village, well placed to explore the stunning coastal scenery of western Corsica

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photo of Pigna

Pigna is a quaint traditional village of artists and musicians in the Balagne, Corsica

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photo of Pino

Pino is a small village and marina in western Cap Corse, Corsica

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photo of Porticcio

Porticcio is a beach resort in Corsica to the south of Ajaccio

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photo of Porto

Porto is a small port town surrounded by the Calanques de Piana, the Scandola Nature reserve and beautiful mountain scenery

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Porto Vecchio

photo of Porto Vecchio

Beaches are the main attraction in Porto-Vecchio, which is an attractive town and marina and is also close to splendid mountain scenery

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Porto-Vecchio beaches

photo of Porto-Vecchio beaches

The beaches of Palombaggia, Tamaricciu and Santa-Giulia near Porto-Vecchio are among the most beautiful in Corsica

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photo of Propriano

Propriano is a beach resort and harbour town in south-west Corsica

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Restonica Valley

photo of Restonica Valley

The Valley of the Restonica includes the lovely Restonica gorges as well as a hike to Lake Melo and Lake Capitello

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photo of Roccapina

Roccapina in Corsica is the site of a lovely beach and a panoramic walk

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photo of Saint-Florent

Overlooked by its 15th century citadel Saint-Florent is a very popular resort with an interesting old town and harbour and easy access to beaches

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photo of Sant'Antonino

Sant'Antonino is a beautiful village of medieval streets in the Balagne region of northern Corsica

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photo of Sartene

Probably the most authentic and traditional of the towns in Corsica, Sartene has a myriad of narrow streets to explore

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Sperone beaches

photo of Sperone beaches

The beaches of Petit Sperone and Grand Sperone near Bonifacio are among the most lovely beaches in Corsica

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For more information see the Corsica guide