Must-see attractions in Southern Corsica

  • Corte Citadel  Historical Capital of Corsica



    The great joy of visiting Bonifacio lies in strolling the tangled medieval lanes of the citadel. The paved steps of montée du Rastello and montée St-Roch…

  • Trekking on the GR20 trail in Corsica near the Aiguilles de Bavella hiking towards Refuge d'Asinao

    Aiguilles de Bavella

    Southern Corsica

    The high pass by which the D268 crosses the mountains, the Col de Bavella (Bavella Pass; 1218m), is overlooked by the magnificent silhouettes of the…

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    Southern Corsica

    Corsica's most important prehistoric site, 20km north of Propriano, preserves extraordinary granite menhirs (standing stones) that were originally erected…

  • Palombaggia beach, Corsica

    Plage de Palombaggia

    Southern Corsica

    When it comes to longing for the archetypal 'idyllic beach', it's impossible to think past the immense Plage de Palombaggia, southeast of Porto-Vecchio…

  • Fort at Cucuruzzu, Corsica.

    Cucuruzzu & Capula

    Southern Corsica

    A side turning north from the D268, 3km west of Levie, arrives after 4km at a beautiful forest, where an easy 2.5km loop trail leads past two remarkable…

  • Îles Lavezzi


    Paradise! If you love to splash in tranquil lapis-lazuli waters, this protected clutch of uninhabited islets was made for you. The largest, the 65-hectare…

  • The King of Aragon’s Stairway.

    Escalier du Roi d’Aragon


    Only accessible from the top, this impressive staircase cuts down Bonifacio's southern cliff-face. Legend says that during the siege of 1420, Aragonese…

  • Cauria Plateau

    Southern Corsica

    The desolate and beautiful Cauria plateau, 15km south of Sartène, holds several intriguing prehistoric sites. To find them, take the D48 south then follow…

  • Musée de l’Alta Rocca

    Southern Corsica

    This low-slung modern museum, below the D59, is primarily devoted to Corsican archaeology, with especially good displays on its megalithic sites. Its…

  • Bastion de l’Étendard


    Inside the citadel’s old gateway, the Porte de Gênes, the Bastion de l’Étendard was the town's main stronghold. Built to hold heavy artillery, it now…

  • Ste-Lucie de Tallano

    Southern Corsica

    Interesting monuments in Ste-Lucie de Tallano, 9km west of Levie, include the well-proportioned Église Ste-Lucie and the imposing, Renaissance-style…

  • Église Ste-Marie

    Southern Corsica

    Rising above Sartène's attractive, lively main square, this granite church houses the 34kg cross and 16kg chain borne by the penitent during Good Friday's…