This fabulous, one-of-a-kind eatery started life in the village of Pila Canale (postcode 20123, get it?), and when the owner upped sticks to Ajaccio, he decided to take the old village with him – water pump, washing line, life-sized dolls in traditional dress, central square and all. It may sound tacky, but you won't find many more character-filled places in Corsica.

Everyone feasts on the same four-course menu, built solely from local produce and traditional recipes, and, amazingly, unchanged for 25 years.