L'Ile-Rousse tourism and travel guide

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

L'Ile-Rousse is on the island of Corsica.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near L'Ile-Rousse. For detailed visitor information see the L'Ile-Rousse travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to L'Ile-Rousse in Corsica.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pigna at 5 km and Sant'Antonino at 6 km.

L'Ile-Rousse, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 3 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Corse department

Corbara is an extensive village with interesting churches and chapels in the...

See Corbara guide


at 5 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Corse department

Pigna is a quaint traditional village of artists and musicians in the...

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Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Corse department

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

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Seaside resort at 7 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Corse department

Algajola is a small historic town with a long sandy beach near...

See Algajola guide
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at 11 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Corse department

Montemaggiore is a very small village in the Balagne region of Corsica,...

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at 16 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Corse department

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

See Calenzana guide


Seaside resort at 17 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Corse department

A very popular town with visitors, the resort of Calvi with its...

See Calvi guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction east), in the Haute-Corse department

Overlooked by its 15th century citadel Saint-Florent is a very popular resort...

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at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Corse department

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

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at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Corse department

Corte is in the heart of central Corsica, and well placed for...

See Corte guide


at 43 km (direction east), in the Haute-Corse department

At the base of Cap Corse, Bastia has something for everyone: a...

See Bastia guide
Gorges de Spelunca

Gorges de Spelunca

Scenery at 44 km (direction south-south-west), in the Corse-du-Sud department

The Gorges de Spelunca in west Corsica is a lovely river valley...

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Restonica Valley

Restonica Valley

Scenery at 45 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Corse department

The Valley of the Restonica includes the lovely Restonica gorges as well...

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at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Corse department

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

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Tourist attractions near L'Ile-Rousse, France

What to do at L'Ile-Rousse? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting L'Ile-Rousse.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de la Trinité et de San Giovanni (Aregno) (7km)
  • Chapelle de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul (Lumio) (11km)
  • Eglise de Santa Maria Assunta (Saint-Florent) (31km)
  • Eglise de San Michele (Murato) (33km)
  • Eglise de San Michele (Castirla) (34km)
  • Eglise de Santa Maria Assunta (Canari) (40km)
  • Chapel Saint Quilico (Olcani) (40km)
  • Chapel San Nicolao (Sermano) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame-des-Neiges d'Erbalunga (Bastia) (45km)
  • Eglise de San Raineru (Montegrosso) (46km)
  • Eglise de San Parteo Mariana (Lucciana) (46km)
  • Eglise de Santa Maria Assunta (Favalello) (47km)
  • Eglise de San Pancraziu (Castellare-di-Casinca) (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Lama (20km)

Geography and distances

L'Ile-Rousse is on the island of Corsica.

(General information: L'Ile-Rousse is 81 kilometres from Ajaccio and 43 kilometres from Bastia).

Geographical Information

Commune: L'Ile-Rousse

Canton: L'Ile-Rousse

Arrondissement: Calvi

Department: Corsica

Region: Corsica

Postcode: 20220

Distance to L'Ile-Rousse

from Ajaccio: 81 km

from Bastia: 43 km

from Calvi: 17 km

from Corte: 41 km

from Sartene: 113 km

Getting here

Most visitors to Corsica take a ferry from the French mainland into Ajaccio, Calvi or Bastia or take a flight into a local airport such as Ajaccio. For driving distances to L'Ile-Rousse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Algajola, Corbara, Monticello, Pigna, Sant'Antonino and Santa-Reparata-Di-Balagna.

This page in French: Visiter L'Ile-Rousse


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