Corsica places to visit and attractions

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

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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 century boulevards
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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 attractive town centre
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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 imposing baroque church
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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 highlights
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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 Corsica
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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 scenery
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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 splendid mountain scenery
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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 harbour and easy access to beaches
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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 explore
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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 see the Corsica guide

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Tourist attractions to visit in Corsica

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Grand Sites of France

Iles Sanguinaires: See tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Calanches de Piana: See tourist guide

Scandola Nature Reserve

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Piana: See tourist guide

Sant'Antonino: See tourist guide

Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Sartene: See tourist guide

Regional Natural Parcs


Towns of Art and History

Bastia: See tourist guide

Sartene: See tourist guide

4* Towns in Bloom