Corsica places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in Corsica. See also our Corsica guide.

Corsica sightseeing and tourist information

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Ajaccio (Corse-du-Sud)

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

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Algajola (Haute-Corse)

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

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Bastia (Haute-Corse)

At the base of Cap Corse, Bastia has something for everyone: a harbour, an old town and citadel, and broad 19th cen [...]

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Bonifacio (Corse-du-Sud)

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 (Corse-du-Sud)

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

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Calenzana (Haute-Corse)

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

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Calvi (Haute-Corse)

A very popular town with visitors, the resort of Calvi with its citadel also has an extensive beach and an attracti [...]

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Capo-di-Feno (Corse-du-Sud)

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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Centuri (Haute-Corse)

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

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Col de Bavella (Corse-du-Sud)

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

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Corbara (Haute-Corse)

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

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Corte (Haute-Corse)

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

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Erbalunga (Haute-Corse)

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

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Filitosa (Corse-du-Sud)

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

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Gorges de Spelunca (Corse-du-Sud)

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

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Iles-Sanguinaires (Corse-du-Sud)

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

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L'Ile-Rousse (Haute-Corse)

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

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Montemaggiore (Haute-Corse)

Montemaggiore is a very small village in the Balagne region of Corsica, with a traditional historic centre and an i [...]

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Nonza (Haute-Corse)

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

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North Cap Corse (Haute-Corse)

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

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Piana (Corse-du-Sud)

Piana is a small and very picturesque village, well placed to explore the stunning coastal scenery of western Corsi [...]

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Pigna (Haute-Corse)

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

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Pino (Haute-Corse)

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

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Porticcio (Corse-du-Sud)

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

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Porto (Corse-du-Sud)

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

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Porto Vecchio (Corse-du-Sud)

Beaches are the main attraction in Porto-Vecchio, which is an attractive town and marina and is also close to splen [...]

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Porto-Vecchio beaches (Corse-du-Sud)

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

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Propriano (Corse-du-Sud)

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

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Restonica Valley (Haute-Corse)

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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Roccapina (Corse-du-Sud)

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

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Saint-Florent (Haute-Corse)

Overlooked by its 15th century citadel Saint-Florent is a very popular resort with an interesting old town and harb [...]

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Sant'Antonino (Haute-Corse)

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

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Sartene (Corse-du-Sud)

Probably the most authentic and traditional of the towns in Corsica, Sartene has a myriad of narrow streets to expl [...]

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Sperone beaches (Corse-du-Sud)

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 about the region see the detailed Corsica travel guide


Classified tourist sites to visit in Corsica

Listed below are some of the main places and destinations in Corsica that have received 'official' tourist classifications.

Grand Sites of France

Iles Sanguinaires

Heritage Sites

Calanches de Piana

Scandola Nature Reserve

Classified 'most beautiful villages'

Piana: Tourist guide

Sant'Antonino: Tourist guide

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Sartene: Tourist guide

Regional Natural Parcs


Religious Monuments

Cathédrale Santa Maria de l'Assomption (Lucciana)

Chapel de Sainte Marie Assunta (Quenza)

Chapel de Santa Cristina (Valle-di-Campoloro)

Chapel Saint Quilico (Olcani)

Chapel San Nicolao (Sermano)

Chapelle de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul (Lumio)

Chapelle de Santa Reparata (Bonifacio)

Eglise de la Trinité et de San Giovanni (Aregno)

Eglise de Notre-Dame-des-Neiges d'Erbalunga (Bastia)

Eglise de San Michele (Castirla)

Eglise de San Michele (Murato)

Eglise de San Pancraziu (Castellare-di-Casinca)

Eglise de San Parteo Mariana (Lucciana)

Eglise de San Raineru (Montegrosso)

Eglise de Santa Maria Assunta (Canari)

Eglise de Santa Maria Assunta (Favalello)

Eglise de Santa Maria Assunta (Saint-Florent)

Eglise de Santa Maria Assunta (Santa-Maria-Figaniella)

Eglise de Trinité d'Aregno (Aregno)

Eglise San Giovanni Battista (Carbini)

Sites of Natural Beauty

Agriates Desert

Cap Corse

Capu Rossu

Golfe de Porto

Gorges de la Restonica

Lac de Melo

Lac de Nino


Towns of Art and History

Bastia: Tourist guide

Sartene: Tourist guide

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