Attractions

Viewpoint in Corte

Belvédère

Perched on a south-facing promontory immediately below the citadel, and reached via a signposted staircase just outside the ramparts, this free-access viewing platform gives stunning views across Corte to the mounta…
Historic Site in Corte

Citadel

Corte’s citadel occupies a stark rocky crag that juts above the Tavignano and Restonica rivers. Its oldest portion – the château known as the Nid d’Aigle, meaning ‘Eagle’s Nest’ – was built at the highest point in 1…
Museum in Corte

Musée de la Corse

Housed in the converted and expanded former barracks of the citadel, this intriguing museum is devoted to Corsican anthropology rather than history. The two main galleries cover everything from pottery and agricultu…
Square in Corte

Place Gaffory

Below the citadel, place Gaffory is a lively little square that’s dominated by the 15th-century Église de l’Annonciation. The bullet holes that pockmark nearby houses date from Corsica’s war of independence. Napoléo…
Waterfall in Vizzavona

Cascade des Anglais

A short, gentle and well-signed path, which leaves the T20 2.5km southwest of Vizzavona station, meanders down through a superb forest to reach this long sequence of gleaming waterfalls. Interspersed with shallow po…
Street in Corte

Cours Paoli

A gentle stroll along the main strip of the newer, lower town – still way above the rivers – makes a pleasant prelude to an aperitif or meal. Set off down the cours from place Paoli, Corte’s focal point, which holds…