Corsica is truly deserving of the word 'breath-taking' with a mix of spectacular scenery, intriguing history, thriving culture, fabulous cuisine and a thousand miles of glorious coastline. ‘A French island basking in the Italian sun’ was how the French writer Balzac described it and today you will find a unique blend of culture evolved from being geographically closer to Italy but politically a part of France.
The rich and chequered history of Corsica has left fascinating architecture, monuments, citadels, watchtowers and museums which are scattered all over the island and bear witness to its ever-changing past. Corsica boasts almost 200 beaches with white and golden sand or multi coloured sea moulded pebbles. The Corsicans take pride in their beaches and you will always find them incredibly clean whether you're in one of the secluded bays or on the busier town beaches.
Food and drink are taken very seriously in Corsica and the standards in cafes and restaurants are high. The earthy style cooking takes its inspiration from the land with locally grown fruits and vegetables, cured meats and cheeses, plus there is a fabulous range of Mediterranean seafood available. As for the wine, well, you won't be disappointed!
Corsica offers a fantastic range of places to stay; from luxury to boutique hotels, villas with wonderful views of the sea, self catering apartments and quirky hideaways. It is a 'low-stress' destination for families being only just over 2 hours flight away, you won't find kids clubs but there are a multitude of safe sandy beaches and sports activities to keep all ages entertained. Our self drive touring holidays offer the freedom to travel at your own pace visiting some of the beautiful and contrasting areas Corsica has to offer. We pre-book your hotels with 2 or 3 nights in each destination so that you have time to relax and explore each area.
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If you are considering visiting Corsica for the first time then Calvi is a great choice with the social life of the town focused on the many restaurants and cafés on the seafront and narrow inland streets. Calvi's beach is a huge sweeping crescent of white sand fringed by pine woods: it is patrolled by lifeguards in the summer and has a gentle shelving gradient that is perfect for all ages.
Calvi offers a wide range of accommodation and we often recommend the Le Home apartments with their luxuriant gardens and the small Hôtel St Christophe with its fabulous sea views and enviable position on the rocks beneath Calvi Citadel. Both offer relaxation, friendly service and are ideally placed to explore the local history, beaches and restaurants.
If you travel inland away from the coast through pine forests and chestnut woods you will find charming traditional villages set in a landscape of dramatic mountains and waterfalls. Corte was once the island capital (1755 - 1769) and it's dramatic citadel at the top of a rocky outcrop looks down on the town and Tavignano Valley. In conjunction with a local walking specialist tour operator we can offer self-guided itineraries to enable you to sample more of what the island has to offer. We include flights, transfers, maps, route notes and your luggage is moved between hotels so that you can just relax and enjoy the scenery! Prices for 7 nights start from £1099 per person.
Valinco Gulf, Ajaccio Gulf and Port Gulf on the west coast offer beautiful sandy beaches, dramatic mountains and clear blue water. It's a great area for walkers and Ajaccio is a bustling town full of old streets, cafes and restaurants. Traveling south to L'Extreme Sud you will find Bonifacio perched on a limestone cliff high above the sea which has changed little across the centuries. The resort has a luxury feel; perhaps becuase the marina is always full of impressive yachts and from here you can take the ferry to Sardinia making it ideal if you fancy a two centre holiday.
Corsica is totally unspoilt having escaped the development of mass tourism and the feed back from our clients who visit is fantastic, however they do ask us to keep it quiet - wanting to keep Corsica an unspoilt secret!
If you would like to find out about arranging your holiday to Corsica please give our experts a call.
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