Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Bonifacio & Around

Citadel

Much of Bonifacio’s charm comes from strolling the citadel’s shady streets, several spanned by arched aqueducts designed to collect rainwater to fill the communal cistern opposite Église Ste-Marie Majeure. From the …
Top Choice Mountain in L’Alta Rocca

Aiguilles de Bavella

The Col de Bavella (Bavella Pass; 1218m) is overlooked by the imposing silhouette of one of southern Corsica's most striking and beautiful landscape features: the sharp points of the Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Ne…
Top Choice Historic Site in Calvi

Citadel

Crowning a lofty promontory, Calvi’s massive fortified citadel offers superb wraparound views from its five bastions. Built by the town’s Genoese governors, it has fended off everyone from Franco-Turkish raiders to …
Top Choice Historic Site in Bastia

Terra Nova

Above Jardin Romieu looms Bastia’s amber-hued citadel, built from the 15th to 17th centuries as a stronghold for the city’s Genoese masters. Inside, the Palais des Gouverneurs houses the Musée de Bastia, which retra…
Top Choice Historic Site in Bastia

Terra Vecchia

A spiderweb of narrow lanes, Terra Vecchia is Bastia’s heart and soul. Shady place de l’Hôtel de Ville hosts a lively morning market on Saturday and Sunday. One block west, baroque Chapelle de l’Immaculée Conception…
Top Choice Harbour in Bastia

Vieux Port

Bastia’s Vieux Port is ringed by pastel-coloured tenements and buzzy brasseries, as well as the twin-towered Église St-Jean Baptiste. The best views of the harbour are from the Citadelle or from the hillside park of…
Nature Reserve in Porto

Réserve Naturelle de Scandola

There’s no vehicle access or footpath into the magnificent, protected Réserve Naturelle de Scandola – the only way to get here is by sea. As a result, Scandola, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is blessed with exceptio…
Historic Site in The South

Filitosa

Corsica's most important prehistoric site is Filitosa, northwest of Propriano, where a collection of extraordinary carved Bronze Age menhirs were discovered in 1946. The Filitosa menhirs are highly unusual: several …
Island in Bonifacio & Around

Îles Lavezzi

Paradise! This protected clutch of uninhabited islets were made for those who love nothing better than splashing in tranquil lapis-lazuli waters. The 65-hectare Île Lavezzi, which gives its name to the whole archipe…
Beach in Porto-Vecchio & Around

Plage de Palombaggia

When it comes to wishing for the archetypal 'idyllic beach', it's impossible to think past the immense Plage de Palombaggia. This is the Corsican paradise you've been daydreaming about: sparkling turquoise waters, l…