Travel south off the French coast, into the Mediterranean and veer sharply east, toward Italy. You’ll run into Corsica France, and island bubbling over with Mediterranean culture that not only combines the best of both Italy and France, but brings something entirely new to the table. The local culture and customs in Corsica reveal that this island is in many ways its own nation – throughout its thousands of years of history, the relatively brief period of French rule has done very little to take away its native charm. Other "French" islands which have preserved their native charm are Guadeloupe-Martinique, French overseas departments in the Carribbean. A quite exotic place to stay. Much closer lies the Italian island Sardinia, just a stone's throw away from Corsica. Corsica villas are easy to come by, Corsica luxury apartments and self catering flats Corsica can be rented for Corsica holidays. French finesse certainly hasn’t harmed the island.
Lovers of food will find restaurants in Corsica serving a delightful fusion of the native foods with the artful cuisine that puts France on the international map. Bursting from the rich soil of the land, Corsica yields chestnuts, almonds, olives, wines and the herds of sheep, goats and cattle produce some of the finest cheeses in the Mediterranean. These are a must to buy and prepare for dinner in the comfort of your self catering luxury villa for a relaxing evening. Of course, the island culture of Corsica brings forth a rich selection of seafood, including red mullet, various lobsters including monkfish, as well as mussels and oysters and other scrumptious shellfish. Plates are seasonally adorned with fresh fruit from the orchards, and the Corsican vineyards summon forth dazzling, unique and intoxicating flavours - Corsica holidays are incredibly delicious!
Corsica is great place to stay, but these are the most popular holiday regions in France:
If you’re here for Corsica holidays of outdoor sports, you will discover your second home in the Niolo Region’s Natural Park. Find a guide from your holiday home to take you up the Cuccia and Calasima mountains – or go on your own. Any of the countless hiking trails will offer a splendid panorama of the Corsican forests as well as the purple mountain ranges that provide all of Corsica’s visual drama. Golf enthusiasts will love the Corsican backdrop as they putt away in pristine pleasure Regino and Bonifacio, also prime destinations for the quads. Cycling, too, is a prized pursuit in Corsica, as a great number self guided and group tours around the breathtaking coastline happen all throughout the summer. Indeed, one of the best ways to experience Corsica is via the coast. Spend a few days cycling, and you can take on the entire circumference of the island! After all this excitement and activity, a french cottage rental will give you relaxing evenings to recover or an apartment will keep you central. Enjoy your Corsica holidays!