Corsica is for (beach) lovers. And culture buffs. And hikers. And divers. It combines vast stretches of shoreline with the beauty of the mountains, plenty of activities for your body and some rich history to engage your mind.
Jutting out of the Med like an impregnable fortress, Corsica resembles a miniature continent, with astounding geographical diversity. Within half an hour, the landscape morphs from glittering bays, glitzy coastal cities and fabulous beaches to sawtooth peaks, breathtaking valleys, dense forests and enigmatic hilltop villages. The scenery that unfurls along the island’s crooked roads will have you constantly stopping to whip out your camera.
Though Corsica’s been officially part of France for over 200 years, it feels different from the mainland in everything from customs to cuisine, language and character, and that’s part of its appeal.
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Best places to stay in Corsica
Cycling in France - Corsica (Chapter)
This is the Corsica chapter from Lonely Planet's Cycling France guidebook.
Delicacies of Corsica
This is an excerpt from Lonely Planet's guide to Corsica, highlighting the region's best cuisine. Corsican cuisine owes its distinct characteristics to a host of factors...
France - Corsica (Chapter)
Corsica is for (beach) lovers. And culture buffs. And hikers. And divers. And families. It combines vast stretches of shoreline with the beauty of the mountains, plenty of activities for your body and some rich history to engage your mind.
Corsica destination guides
Kayaking in Corsica
Feel like an eco-friendly adventure on the high seas? Grab a kayak and head out onto the Mediterranean. Not that long ago, kayaking along the Mediterranean coast was something of a hidden pleasure, but now it's actually becoming more popular among visitors as a mode of transport between land and sea...
Southern GR20 Guided Walk
A guided walk along the southern section of the famous GR20
Corsica GR20 South
Trek the southern half of the famous GR20