Notorious for its banditry and bloody vendettas in the 19th century, Sartène has more recently found fame thanks to this annual re-enactment of the Passion that has taken place here every Good Friday since the Middl…
Ajaccio’s biggest bash celebrates Napoléon’s birthday on 15 August (which coincides with the Assumption of Mary, a national bank holiday) with military-themed parades, street spectacles and a huge fireworks display.
For two weeks in late April, Ajaccio and the surrounding areas host a raft of events – concerts, workshops, outdoor activities, guided tours – to celebrate the start of the beaux jours (long sunny days).
Street and boat procession on 2 June in honour of St Érasme, patron saint of pêcheurs (fishermen).
Catch traditional Corsican chants at this five-day music festival in September.
Each August during the Festival de Musique d’Erbalunga, open-air concerts fill the village’s central square.
Easter celebrations culminate in street processions on Good Friday and Easter Monday.