Visit Western Corsica

A land rooted in the distant past, Western Corsica will overwhelm your senses as you meander along its well-trodden paths. The enigmatic cliffs of red granite, Calanches de Piana, invite relaxation while at Scandola you walk in the footprints of the ancients. These landscapes featured on the UNESCO World Heritage list reveal incredible beauty to the visitor; from village to village, you will come across an authentic culture which merges processions and celebrations, traditions and legends. In Cargèse, share in the Latin and Byzantine rituals. Discover surprising sacred buildings and follow the traces of Italian painting by discovering Cardinal Fesch’s fabulous collection in the churches.

Absorb the spiritual energy from these historical and charming sites. Every stone conceals a legend that inspires reflection. Every beach is a shelter for the eyes of Saint Lucy. Every site is a source of strength for visitors.


  • The Latin (1828) and Greek (1872) churches in Cargèse
  • Eglise Saint Martin Sari d'Orcino
  • Couvent Saint François de Vico (overnight stays available)

Getting there


  • Ajaccio Napoléon Bonaparte airport:
    Connections with Paris-Orly, Paris CDG, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Montpellier, Nantes, Quimper, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Mulhouse, Metz-Nancy, Strasbourg, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille
    International connections with Barcelona, Geneva, LondonGatwick, Brussels, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Olbia, BaselMulhouse-Freiburg
  • Calvi Sainte Catherine airport:
    Connections with Lyons, Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly, Paris CDG, Toulouse, Nantes, Strasbourg, Mulhouse
    International connections with Vienna, Salzburg, London STN, Memmingen, Cologne

By car:

  • From Ajaccio and Calvi: D81


Pôle Touristique Ouest Corsica

Rue du Docteur Dragacci

20130 Cargèse