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An update from Evaneos

Best places to visit in Corsica

It is sometimes hard to choose between the many sites to visit on the Isle of Beauty. So what are the most essential places to see?

We are going to try to help you. A whole team of travellers - Corsica-lovers and members of the Evaneos community - will share their advice and opinions with you on what to do in Corsica. You will therefore have everything you need to prepare your trip without any hassle.

Starting off in the Haute-Corse region, the area's administrative centre Bastia is well worth a visit, perched on a mountainside. From there, head towards Cap Corse. Rugged landscapes, Mediterranean scrubland with myrtle and strawberry trees, vineyards and white sandy beaches will mark out your route. The Désert des Agriates is worth visiting, so explore a bit and then head back to Saint Florent. Continuing towards the south, visit the citadel at Calvi and have a drink by the harbour - it is a magnificent town and the sea there is excellent. From there you can take the road towards La Balagne, a mountainous and wooded inland area. Perched on the mountains, villages such as Sant'Antonio, ranked as the most beautiful in France, and plenty of others will show you an authentic side to Corsica - the perfect place to sample culinary specialities in a relaxing environment.

Head towards the Corse-du-Sud region in the south to continue your travels, starting at Ajaccio. Very different to Bastia, this is the town where Napoleon was born. From there, you can visit the magnificent Sanguinaire Islands, a reserve with protected flora and fauna. At the southernmost point, Bonifacio is not to be missed - a town like no other! Make the most of passing through here to visit the Lavezzi Islands - you won't regret your visit! If you love a bit of relaxation, continue towards Porto Vecchio with its magnificent beaches. For those who are a bit more sporty, the Alta Rocca or the GR20 offer walks in a dreamy setting.

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Campomoro is an ideal family holiday destination. Between the sea and the scrubland, there are plenty of walks and places to settle down and unwind.
Located on the southern tip of Corsica, the city of Bonifacio is the most southern French commune. On a clear day, you can see Sardinia from the town.
Lying on the northern part of the island of Corsica, the Désert des Agriates extends over an area of around 58 square miles between the sea and the mountains.
While staying in Corsica, be sure to visit and explore the forêt d'Aïtone: the green, forested lungs of the island. You can go hiking and swimming in the forest, and it offers the possibility of encounters with some of Corsica's resident animals.
The Gulf of Saint Florent is one the most beautiful the Mediterranean has to offer.
Patrimonio is a village located at the southern end of the Cap Corse peninsula. It lies close to the small town of Saint Florent on the peninsula's eastern side.
Located on the west coast of the island, the Piana creeks are undoubtedly one of the most remarkable natural sites that you can see when visiting Corsica.
Whoever goes to Corsica cannot escape Palombadja beach. With its postcard-like setting, it transports us straight into a tropical dream. Sandy and rocky, Palombadja is hot and sexy. It's also trendy and therefore very crowded. 
Saint-Florent is a popular seaside resort located right at the very back of the Gulf of Saint-Florent.
Bastia serves as the administrative centre for the Haute-Corse region and is the second most populous town in Corsica after Ajaccio.
Calenzana is a commune in northern Corsica, which is located about fifteen kilometres from Calvi.
A beautiful, easy going place, Calvi is a dream destination for those who love Corsica: sea, mountains and a citadel all in one go.
Often called an island within an island by its residents, Cap Corse is a presque-isle located on Corsica's north east coast.
Castagniccia is a region in north-east Corsica, located between Corte and Bastia. It takes its name from the huge chestnut trees which populate the region.
The Bavella Needles tower over southern Corsica. These impressive peaks are a must if you're in the area. The walks are suitable for all ages and levels.
As the historic and cultural capital of Corsica, Corte is the main town in central Corsica.
Home to most of the city's beaches and offering various superb viewpoints, the Gulf of Ajaccio has established itself as the main place in the city both local residents and tourists come to relax and enjoy themselves.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Gulf of Porto is famous for a Genovese tower that overlooks the town.
Olmeto is a lovely little village in southern Corsica, located between the forest and the sea.
Porto-Vecchio is the third most populated commune on the island and one of its major tourist centres.
Propriano is a small town in south-west Corsica. Though it has a population of just 3,000, it receives 60,000 tourists per year.
"The most authentically Corsican town", according to the legendary words of Prosper Mérimée.
The Golo Valley is located on the northern part of the island of Corsica.
Located on the west coast of the island, Ajaccio is the prefecture of Southern Corsica. There's a good chance that your stay in Corsica will lead you there.
A typical, Corsican mountain village, Conca has all the benefits of a high altitude hamlet. Quiet even during summer months, it offers a refreshing break from the packed beaches below.