Visit the Best Villages in Corsica

The best villages in Corsica are waiting to be discovered on your next holiday! Discover our top 10 destinations from the north to the south.
Visit the Best Villages in Corsica
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Ready to get away? There's no need to go to the other side of the world to find the change of scenery you need! In fact, paradise is only a short flight from the French capital, so set sail for adventure on the beautiful island of Corsica!

Its white sand beaches and and crystal-clear waters will make you feel like you're in a postcard, and the warm, festive atmosphere of its ports is perfect for carefree summer nights. As for the villages, whether perched in the mountains or lapped by the waves, they are all uniquely stunning. Fancy a road trip when you visit Corsica? Discover our selection of the best villages to visit in this luxury holiday destination.

Top 10: visit The best Villages in Corsica

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Saint Florent: At the Foot of Cap Corse

This beautiful village marks the beginning of the Agriates desert, known for its breathtaking natural landscapes. In addition to its idyllic beaches, the village of Saint Florent will enchant you with its unique atmosphere! Its marina, nestled at the foot of the hills is the perfect respite between sea and mountains. Take a stroll through the picturesque streets, and climb to the citadel to admire the sunset. Then, go in search of a local restaurant to taste some authentic Corsican cuisine! We recommend La Tablée de Mamo for their daring seafood dishes.


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Île-Rousse: The Mediterranean Awaits

During your summer holiday, stroll through the streets of Île-Rousse to be dazzled by the unique architecture of this small fishing village. Explore the beautiful Place Paoli in the shade of its lush palm trees, where you're sure to find locals playing a round of petanque! Get ready to immerse yourself in island life in the heart of this Mediterranean paradise.

Calvi: Where Past and Present Meet

The birthplace of Christopher Columbus, the Genoese citadel of Calvi keeps watch over its picturesque surroundings. On one side, the turquoise water stretches as far as the eye can see. On the other, the Monte Cinto massif, the highest point on the island, touches the sky with its rugged silhouette. This small village is much more than a trendy summer destination. It is also full of historic and cultural monuments, like the Chapel of Notre-Dame-de-la-Serra.

Pigna: In the Heart of Balagne

In the heart of Balagne, the charming village of Pigna is also full of history. When you wander through its streets, you'll be enchanted by the green of the olive trees, and the warm facades of its stone houses. If you visit in July, be sure not to miss the Festivoce at A Vaccaghja, a former cattle pen converted into a charming amphitheatre!


Sant'Antonio: In the Heights

Often compared to "the eagle's nest" because of its scenic location, the village of Sant'Antonio is certainly one of the best villages in Corsica. Its narrow streets form a labyrinth where every corner has a surprise in store, hidden behind astonishing mediaeval architecture. Climb to the top of the village to admire structures dating back hundreds of years!

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Piana: Nestled in the Calanques

The south of Corsica is also full of stunning landscapes, each more breathtaking than the last. Among them is the village of Piana, with its unique architecture and stunning monuments like the Sainte-Marie church. The real heart of this village is the beauty of the Calanques de Piana. We recommend that you visit them by sea to make the most of the beautiful views!

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Zonza: Between Sea and Mountain

In the heart of the island's natural park, the village of Zonza is a true natural haven. On one side lies the majesty of the Alta Rocca massifs, and on the other, the deep blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea, so you'll have to choose between hiking and swimming! This small, picturesque village is the perfect place to get to know the locals.

Sainte-Lucie de Porto-Vecchio: the Calm Before the Storm

Located in the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio, this Corsican village owes its name to Saint Lucia, the patron saint of the city. Travel to the nearby beaches to find some of the beautiful shells that the waves brought to shore after the storms. You can also go for a walk in the charming little port of Pinarello, or travel back in time at the historic Tower of Fautea.

Porto-Vecchio: the Bustling Centre

With its old town and lively port, Porto-Vecchio is the perfect destination for your next holiday with family and friends. Nearby is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island: Palombaggia. Get ready to be enchanted by its turquoise waters, and go for a refreshing swim!


Bonifacio: The Floating City

In the eighteenth century, Antoine Claude Pasquin coined Bonifacio as the "picturesque capital of Corsica." Today, it has managed to retain all of its original beauty. At the heart of the city are magnificent religious monuments such as the Gothic Saint-Dominique church, but our favourite activity is still climbing the historic King of Aragon's Stairs. Put on your hiking boots and climb the 187 steps down to the sea!

With Le Collectionist, organising your holiday in Corsica has never been easier. Explore our collections of luxury villa rentals in Corsica and set off to visit Corsica, and discover the best villages on the Island of Beauty.

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