Île Rousse attractions

Beach in Île Rousse

Promenade de la Marinella

This coastal promenade follows the seafront east from Île Rousse. The beach right by the town centre is actually very pleasant, with fine broad sand, but inevitably it can get very crowded in summer. More peaceful b…
Historic Site in Île Rousse

Old Town

Île Rousse’s delightful old town centres on tree-shaded place Paoli, with its daily food market, designed to resemble a Greek temple, alongside.
Island in Île Rousse

Île de la Pietra

Low, rocky Île de la Pietra, the ‘russet island’ that gave Île Rousse its name, is a pleasant 15-minute stroll from the centre, across a short causeway. Apart from the ferry terminal and a solitary hotel, it’s uninh…
Gardens in Île Rousse

Parc de Saleccia

Visitors to these landscaped gardens, 4km east towards Bastia, can admire the flora of Corsica – the tough plants of the maquis, pines, myrtles and fig trees as well as over 100 kinds of olive trees.