To get out of the routine, escape from the continent and ensure a real change of scenery while having landmarks, it is in Corsica that you have to go! Between sea and mountains, this destination allows you to breathe and cut yourself off from the world, but also to discover the Corsican culture which is still as authentic as ever.

Impossible to list all the Corsican treasures as there are so many. On the other hand, there are a few must-sees that any visitor to Corsica should see. Throughout your stay in this beautiful region, let yourself be taken to these few sites, each more exciting than the next. However, be prepared to be surprised by other corners of the island which are also very charming. Corsica does not take its nickname “island of beauty” for nothing!

Summary

  • The creeks of Piana
  • Cape Corsica
  • Rondinara Beach
  • The regional natural park of Corsica
  • The staircase of the King of Aragon
  • The prehistoric station of Filitosa
  • Petit Sperone beach
  • Bonaparte House Museum
  • Gorges de la Restonica

The creeks of Piana

Located in the west of the island, halfway between Ajaccio and Calvi, the creeks of Piana are very impressive. They are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Culminating at about 380 meters above the sea over more than 5.7 kilometers, these terracotta-colored cliffs sublimate the Mediterranean coasts of the village of Piana. Don’t miss these wonders of nature!

Calanques de Piana, Corsica
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Cape Corsica

Cap Corse is a peninsula of the island located in Haute-Corse in the northeast, near Bastia. Its particularity compared to the rest of the island is its even wilder side. Many Corsicans consider this part of the island to be the most beautiful and even call it “Isula di l’isula”, that is to say “the island of the island”.

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Cape Corsica
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Rondinara Beach

This magnificent Corsican beach is located in a bay of the same name within the Bouches de Bonifacio nature reserve. This large beach of fine sand is surrounded by small coves, each as beautiful as the next.

The regional natural park of Corsica

In the center of the north of the island, this protected area covers an area which represents more than 40% of the island. The purpose of the project of this natural park is to protect nature, humans and local culture, while allowing the economy to develop. Between mountains and sea, the landscapes are mostly wild and breathtaking! Lovers of long hikes will find their happiness there.

The staircase of the King of Aragon

The cliffs of Bonifacio are also unmissable. To discover them, there is nothing better than using the staircase that descends to the foot of the cliffs on Sutta Rocca beach. For a one-of-a-kind walk, take the limestone stairs from the White Chapel of Saint Roche, then follow the path along the cliffs. Some places even allow you to rest and enjoy a short swim.

Staircase of the King of Aragon, Corsica
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The prehistoric station of Filitosa

Filitosa is the main historical site of Corsica. You will discover representative ruins from prehistory to antiquity. Visitors come from all over the world to Filitosa to observe an impressive number of menhirs with remarkable details.

Filitosa, Corsica
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Petit Sperone beach

This beach in the far south of the country is appreciated for its crystal clear waters. Accessible in about fifteen minutes from Bonifacio, this little corner of paradise promises you a beautiful afternoon of idleness.

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Bonaparte House Museum

To take refuge from the rain, or on the contrary, from a strong heat, let yourself be tempted by the visit of this museum. This is the place where the former Emperor Napoleon was born and spent his childhood. You will discover his memories, his secrets, but also period furniture that belonged to him.

Bonaparte House Museum, Corsica
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Gorges de la Restonica

Another dream destination that will seduce lovers of hiking and beautiful landscapes. This is the starting point to get to the lakes of Melo and Capitello. Its exceptional gorges are classified as a “great site of France” and are thus protected against the vagaries of tourism thanks to regulation from June to September. To refresh yourself, you will see that there is nothing better than a short swim in a natural swimming pool filled with more than pleasant water.

Gorges de la Restonica
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