Welcome to Porto-Vecchio
Shamelessly seductive, fashionably alluring, Porto-Vecchio has been dubbed the Corsican St-Tropez. The kind of summer resort that entices French A-listers and wealthy tourists, it’s split between the ancient core, aloof on a hilltop; the modern marina in the marvellous bay below; and enough urban sprawl across the inland plain to mean it's now Corsica’s third most populous town. The old town’s picturesque backstreets, lined with restaurants and designer shops, have charm in spades, and are presided over by the ruined vestiges of an old Genoese citadel. Although there’s no beach in Porto-Vecchio itself, some of Corsica’s finest beaches are close by.