Top things to do

Bistro in Corte

La Rivière des Vins

Diners flock to this fab bistro on a side terrace off Corte's main street for the relaxed atmosphere, unbeatable value and tasty food – the patatines (roasted potatoes) are to die for, as are the brochettes (skewere…
Historic Site in Corte

Citadel

Jutting out above the Tavignano and Restonica Rivers, and the cobbled alleyways of the Haute Ville, the citadel’s oldest part is the château – known as the Nid d’Aigle, meaning ‘Eagle’s Nest’ – built in 1419. The 19…
Tapas in Corte

Le 24

Rustic stone walls and contemporary decor come together at this ever-popular, newly remodeled wine bar on the main drag. There's an innovative menu of tapas made with top-quality, seasonally changing ingredients, an…
Viewpoint in Corte

Belvédère

For stunning views of the city, the citadel and surrounding valleys without paying the citadel/museum admission charge, head to the belvédère (viewing platform) south of the citadel, reached via a signposted stairca…
Wine Bar in Corte

La Vieille Cave

Sit round a barrel on a low stool in this jewel of a wine cellar and let the formidable Emmanuel Simonini guide you through the innumerable vintages on offer – to sip right there and then with a charcuterie platter …
Museum in Corte

Museu di a Corsica

A definite must-see for anyone interested in Corsica’s culture, this museum houses an outstanding exhibition on Corsican traditions, crafts, agriculture and anthropology. The building has two main galleries, with a …
Corsican in Corte

Café Le Bip’s

Want to know where students from Corsica’s only university go when they fancy going out for dinner? To this old stone candlelit cellar, famed across town for its gargantuan portions of traditional Corsican fare. Fin…
Square in Corte

Place Gaffory

From the citadel, meander downhill to place Gaffory, a lively square lined with restaurants and cafes and dominated by the 15th-century Église de l’Annonciation. The walls of nearby houses are pock-marked with bulle…
Street in Corte

Cours Paoli

A gentle wander along the main strip makes a pleasant prelude to an aperitif or a fine meal at one of the town’s good restaurants. Start from place Paoli, Corte’s focal point, which is dominated by a statue of Pasca…
Bar in Corte

Le Cyrnéa

This archetypal village bar is where students and oldies alike gather over pastis (aniseed-flavoured aperitif), myrtle liqueur, and cheap wine and beer. No points for decor (neon lighting and formica tables) but ple…