Visit Corsica: Our Essentials

From North to South, discover what to visit in Corsica for an exceptional and exciting journey.
Visit Corsica: Our Essentials

Corsica is an ideal holiday destination full of culture, delicious food and beautiful scenery. All these things and more await you on your visit to the Isle of Beauty.

When thinking about Corsica, some imagine themselves lying on the warm sand of an idyllic beach while others dream of being surrounded by rugged landscapes and discovering the remains of past civilisations. Corsica is all of this and so much more: follow our guide to visiting Corsica to discover all that the island has to offer.


Whether you come for a weekend, a week, or more, the question remains the same: how to plan your visit to Corsica? For us, there are three ways to truly experience the grandeur of the Isle of Beauty. Either go by boat to explore the coast and the secret coves that hide behind the trees, get behind the wheel of a car to explore the countryside and lose yourself along breathtaking coastal roads, or trek on foot on the hiking trails in search of the island's remote treasures. 


Visit Corsica by Boat:

Want to take a boat around Corsica? Beautiful towns border the Mediterranean Sea from north to south on the island. We recommend having lunch on one of the best beaches in Corsica before diving into the warm water. Lose yourself in the calm and appreciate the unparalleled views on the Isle of Beauty. 

Visit Corsica by Car:

By car, you can ride along the picturesque island roads. It's easy to discover the heart of the island, from the rugged nature of the Agriates Desert in the north to the white cliffs of Bonifacio in the south. Visit the best villages in Corsica, winding between fields of olive trees or along the sea to find the best views on the island.

Explore the Hiking Trails of Corsica:

Corsica is home to many trails, each more stunning than the last. On the mountain paths, connect with wild Corsica and its thermal springs, a perfect place to spend a refreshing afternoon. For the courageous, check out one of the most famous trails in Europe, the GR20. From Conca in the North to Calenzana in the South, the GR20 crosses the most beautiful landscapes in Corsica. Browse our article to discover the best trails for hiking in Corsica.

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What is the best time to visit Corsica?

Of course, the best time to go on holiday to Corsica is summer, when the temperatures are warmest and you can make the most of the sea. If you're looking for tranquillity, here are our other ideal times to visit Corsica, away from the crowds of summer.

Visit Corsica in May: the magic of spring
Visit Corsica in Autumn (to be published soon): tranquility and beauty
Visit Corsica in Winter: storming the summits

The Perfect Itinerary for Travelling Around Corsica

Follow our itinerary for travelling around Corsica, to enjoy all that the Isle of Beauty has to offer. Rent a car and kick off your shoes in some of the most beautiful villas in Corsica. Every day will be a new adventure with your loved ones on your unforgettable stay crafted by Le Collectionist

Spend One Week in Corsica

Explore the most beautiful sites in Corsica during one dream week. For a one-week stay in Corsica, Le Collectionist has prepared a guide that will take you from North to South. Get ready to discover the island, from gorgeous beaches to magical towns and breathtaking landscapes. 

If you want to take full advantage of each region, choose between the North and the South and discover all of our ideas for spending one week in South Corsica or one week in North Corsica. Corsica is one of the luxury holiday destinations that we've fallen in love with and we can't wait to share all we know about the island and its treasures.

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Visit Corsica in Two Weeks

Visiting Corsica in two weeks is easy. Each week has its own itinerary. During the first week, discover the north of the island, full of astonishing beaches, exceptional nature and traditional villages. During the second, take the time to rest on a secret sandy beach, not far from Porto Vecchio.

In two weeks, you can take your time, listen to local music, get lost in nature, and taste the wines of the Propriano region. Discover the best establishments and the most beautiful locations by checking out our guide to help you plan your two weeks in Corsica.



Corsica has no shortage of incredible places to admire. Marvel at the architectural treasures of the island while sipping a cocktail on one of the most beautiful beaches in the region, or go hiking in the lush fields of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore our article on the best places to see in Corsica and don't miss any of these Corsican treasures.

Here are our top places to see in Corsica:

  • The Gulf of Porto
  • The Scandola Nature Reserve
  • The Calanques de Piana
  • Lotu Beach
  • Campomoro Beach
  • The Lavezzi Islands
  • The Agriates Desert
  • Bonifacio

Places to Visit in Corsica:

Land of legends and cradle of Napoleon, Corsica is full of exceptional places to visit. Venture into the heart of the cities to see the museum galleries or stroll through the forest in the shade of the trees. Lovers of history, art and archaeology should check out more places to visit in Corsica. Here is our guide of places not to be missed under any circumstances:

  • The ruins of Paomia
  • The Fesh Museum, Ajaccio
  • The Napoleon cave, Ajaccio 
  • The Cathedral, Ajaccio
  • The Chateau de la Punta, Ajaccio
  • The House of Bonaparte, Ajaccio
  • The Museum of Prehistory, Sartène
  • The prehistoric site of Cucuruzzu
  • The ancient city and the archaeological museum, Aléria
  • The Corsican Museum, Corte
  • The prehistoric site of Filitosa

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Top Things to Do in Corsica:

The island of Corsica offers limitless possibilities. With its mountain ranges, beautiful beaches and lush fields, this small French territory is a hub of thrilling activities to experience with your loved ones. For nature lovers or extreme sports enthusiasts, check out our guide to the top things to do in Corsica during your luxury stay. 

  • Hike the Trails in Cap Corse
  • Climb the Gorges de la Restonica in Corte
  • Go Rafting in the Gorges du Tavignano
  • Dive off the Lavezzi Islands
  • Mountain Bike on the Cuscione Plateau
  • Kitesurfing and Wakeboarding in Bonifacio Bay
  • Snorkelling in the Scandola Nature Reserve


Corsica Towns to Visit

With strong personalities, the inhabitants of Corsica have built their cities to be gorgeous and authentic. They each have that little something that inevitably appeals to us. From large cities to small villages, explore our selection of the most beautiful Corsican towns:

  • Nonza
  • Bastia
  • Saint-Florent 
  • Île Rousse
  • Calvi
  • Corte
  • Cargèse
  • Ajaccio
  • Sartène
  • Porto-Vecchio
  • Bonifacio

the Most Beautiful Beaches in Corsica 

Along the Corsican coast lie some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Despite their growing popularity, they have managed to retain a wild and authentic spirit. Discover our top ten beaches in Corsica:

  • La Chiesa Beach
  • San Giovianni Beach
  • Fazzio Beach
  • Portigliolo Beach
  • Isolella West Cove 
  • Capo di Feno
  • Lotu Beach
  • Nonza Beach
  • Lozari de Belgodère Beach
  • Ficajola Beach

things to do in south corsica

South Corsica is distinguished by the beauty of its beaches and villages. With so many wonders to discover, you won't want to miss the most beautiful places on the island. To make sure you make the most of your time in the South, follow our guide to visit South Corsica (to be published soon) or take a look at our tips below:

  • Discover the most beautiful beaches of Corsica (coming soon)
  • Porto Vecchio and the cliffs of Bonifacio
  • Go hiking in South Corsica: the trails of Alta Rocca
  • Spend a day at the end of the world in the Lavezzi Islands
  • Explore South Corsica, the pass and the Aiguilles de Bavella
  • Admire the most beautiful sunset in Corsica: the Sanguinaires Islands
  • Explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Calanques de Piana by kayak

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For a short stay on the Isle of Beauty, there are some essentials you should know, especially if you decide to focus on South Corsica. With heavenly beaches, secret villages, and renowned museums, Le Collectionist invites you to visit South Corsica in four days.

Kick off your shoes in one of our luxury villas in South Corsica and go for a dream holiday with the ones you love. Seven days is enough to explore the most legendary spots on the island. Whether you are looking for rugged authenticity or the refinement of a resort, we have created the ultimate guide to show you how to spend one week in South Corsica.



Discover the best destinations for visiting North Corsica. Start your journey at Cap Corse, then venture into the mythical towns of Saint-Florent, Calvi and Bastia. Follow our advice and discover the secrets of North Corsica!

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The wildest part of Corsica is a fantastic getaway for your loved ones. From west to east, discover timeless landscapes, magnificent cities and lovely beaches. Follow our advice for spending one week in North Corsica

  • Visit the wild Cap Corse
  • The Agriates desert and the village of Saint Florent
  • Bastia and its old town
  • Calvi and the red island, the Balagne region



At Le Collectionist, we are constantly on the lookout for exceptional villas to offer you the perfect setting for your dream vacation. From the north to the south of the island, check out the best areas in Corsica and settle into one of our beautiful luxury villas and let yourself be carried away by the sweetness of life on the island. 

Where to stay in North Corsica:

Find out where to stay in North Corsica or explore our entire collection of luxury villa rentals in North Corsica. Choose between a house on the water's edge, a traditional villa or a classic farmhouse and soak up the special atmosphere of the North.

Where to Stay in South Corsica:

Find your dream home in our collection of luxury villa rentals in South Corsica, a stone's throw from the beautiful southern beaches and towns. Be it an architect's house in Porto-Vecchio or a stunning house with an infinity pool, you will surely find your perfect fit. 

With Le Collectionist, renting a luxury villa rental in Corsica has never been easier. Trust our tailors to organise your dream holiday on the Isle of Beauty for a t truly unforgettable experience!

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