Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Bonifacio

Citadel

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 lead up from the marina to its old gateway, the Porte de Gêne…
Top Choice Mountain in L’Alta Rocca

Aiguilles de Bavella

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 serrated Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles). Soaring to over 1…
Top Choice Historic Site in Southern Corsica

Filitosa

Corsica's most important prehistoric site, 20km north of Propriano, preserves extraordinary granite menhirs (standing stones) that were originally erected as much as 6000 years ago. Many were re-carved during the Br…
Top Choice Beach in Porto-Vecchio

Plage de Palombaggia

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. This is the Corsican paradise you've been daydreaming about: s…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Levie

Cucuruzzu & Capula

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 castelli (Bronze Age hillforts). The first, Cucuruzzu, is a ro…
Island in Bonifacio

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 Île Lavezzi itself, is the most accessible. In summer, opera…
Historic Site in Bonifacio

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 troops carved its 187 steep steps from the bottom up in a singl…
Archaeological Site in Sartène

Cauria Plateau

The desolate and beautiful Cauria plateau, 15km south of Sartène, holds several intriguing prehistoric sites. To find them, take the D48 south then follow signs to Stantari, where a 10-minute walk down a dirt track …
Museum in Sartène

Musée de Préhistoire Corse et d’Archéologie

This modern museum traces Corsica’s prehistory from its original fauna through the megalithic, Bronze Age and Roman eras. Much of it is rather dry, with cases of tiny, symmetrically arrayed arrowheads, though an int…
Museum in Levie

Musée de l’Alta Rocca

This low-slung modern museum, below the D59, is primarily devoted to Corsican archaeology, with especially good displays on its megalithic sites. Its prize exhibit is the oldest skeleton found on the island, the so-…