Visit Corsica, France's Isle of Beauty
A miniature continent
Lying 200 kilometres from the
French Riviera, France
travel tourism destination Corsica is almost in the middle of the
Mediterranean Sea. Its landscapes, monuments, beautiful beaches and inviting Corsica resorts, make this heritage France vacation island
an ideal destination for walking on the GR20, relaxing, and discovering the
age-old heritage and traditions associated with the Corsican way of life.
The coastlines of the France tourism travel
destination of Corsica, at a total length of over 1,000km dotted with quaint Corsica vacation resorts, are the most varied
of French coastlines.
The Corsica vacation Natural Regional Park covers two
thirds of the surface of this beautifully preserved heritage France travel region, which also
boasts 5 nature reserves, marine parks and exquisite Corsica resorts.
"A Mountain in the Mediterranean"
The France tourism travel region of Corsica is a
mountainous island, full of Dante-esque rock formations, cliffs, and lakes alternating with vast, rolling plateaus.
In the heart of Corsica, mountains are the gardian of regional traditions and identities, the nature-filled setting of villages with robust stone houses. Numerous walking paths can be found, like the GR20, which will take you through the center of an authentic and generous Corsica.
Some of these natural wonders can be found in the Gorges de la Restonica, the Monte Stello, and the cliffs of Bonifacio. The Bonifacio Marina also invites you to relax along the Mediterranean cast.
A Land of Culture
Under Genovese rule before this France vacation destination became part of
France, Corsica is proud of its vibrant traditions, its secular customs which
are embodied by singing, music, craftsmanship and heritage France vacation Corsica resorts.
The and the retrace the history of Corsica. If, in
Bastia, you are impressed by the largest church, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church in
Corsica, the Romanesque charm of the Church of Murato will surprise you with
its originality. As for the Greek Church of Cargèse, this is a building which
is at the heart of Corsican traditions. And the exceptional beauty of the Corsica tourism vacation Villages of Sant'Antonino and Piana, or the Lavezzi islands, will take your breath away.
Corsican Cuisine: a Cuisine Full of Character
The Corsica resorts vacation
region has its own, very individual, cuisine. The various cold meats (coppa,
lonzu, prisuttu, figatellu) can be accompanied by polenta made from chestnut
flour or garnished soups. Fish and seafood are accented with local herbs,
including origano, marjoram and mint. Brocciu, made with the whey of goat or
sheep’s cheese, venachese, orezzincu and calenzana are some of the typical
cheeses which hail from this land of shepherds. Honey is another important
product in Corsica. As for the artisanal French wines in this France travel region of Corsica, you will
appreciate the quality of the AOC domains, such as Nielluccio, Vermentino, and
Sciaccarello. Corsica, a
vacation resorts destination, offers some refreshing drinks, try Orezza,
Zilia or Saint-George, or choose between a Pastis or a Cap Corse, diluted as an
Explore Corsica in an Original and Fun Way
Hop on board thewhich links with Calvi, via Bastia. It will take you as far as the citadel in Calvi, which really comes alive during the popular Calvi Jazz Festival and the Festival of Polyphonic Singing. In autumn, the Festival of the Wind blows a breath of fresh air through the town.
Catch some spectacular yacht races across the Mediterranean during the Imperial Regattas. In Ajaccio and Sartène, the Carnival of Corsica ensures a festive and friendly atmosphere.
An island of pretty Corsica resorts, mountains and marvels, this France travel tourism destination is an enchanting place, whatever the season. Have a fun-filled Corsica vacation!