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Travel destinations in Corsica! Here you will find inspiration for Corsica's best travel destinations. Do you like fabulous beaches, wonderful boat trips, wild nature and good French food? Here are our best tips for your trip to Corsica!

Why travel to Corsica?

Nature is wild and beautiful all over the island, with large uninhabited areas where you can see birds of prey or wild boar. The roads on the west coast wind steeply along the coast and are in many places magically beautiful. Car hire is a must to see all the gems of the island. The water is often turquoise blue and crystal clear and the fine sandy beaches are often located in small bays. The beaches are world class!

There are several nice little towns with old buildings and plenty of outdoor cafés. The most beautiful is Bonifacio! Since Corsica belongs to France, it is French food culture that applies with mussels and good 3-course menus. Here you will find lots of articles about Corsica.

Travel destinations in Corsica - inspirational reading

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Peter and Helena Bergström in Corsica, the travel magazine FREEDOMtravel

Info and facts about Corsica

  • Country: France
  • Capital city: Ajaccio
  • Language: French and Corsican (Corcu)
  • Residents: 330 thousand (2017)
  • Currency: Euro
  • Religion: Christianity (Catholicism)
  • National anthemFrench La Marseillaise (the Marseillaise)
  • Flag of CorsicaThe flag consists of a black Moorish severed head with a scarf tied around the forehead. There used to be red parts hanging down from the neck, but these have been removed. The flag told enemies that this is what happens if you try to attack our island.

Good to know about Corsica

  • Price mode: As in Sweden approximately
  • Time difference: None
  • Emergency number: 112
  • El: Here it works like Sweden
  • Water: Lovely drinkable water
  • Watch out: There are steep roads on the west coast that are incredibly beautiful, but you have to drive carefully.
  • Think about: In France, people are often polite, so feel free to learn a few polite phrases in French and you will do very well during your trip to Corsica.

Corsica's food and drink

  • Food culture: During your trip to Corsica, you can experience French food culture, but also influences from Italy, as the island was owned by Genoa for hundreds of years.
  • Fruit and vegetables: Great quality and flavour of fruit and vegetables! Chestnuts are used in stews and soups. Also try figs, olives, oranges, cherries, plums and peaches.
  • Cheeses: They make their own cheeses in every corner such as cream cheese, sheep cheese and goat cheese.
  • Meat and game: It is estimated that there are around 200,000 wild boar in Corsica and this is clearly reflected in the dishes. also try air-dried ham, such as prisutu or lonzu.
  • Fish and seafood: Shellfish, mussels, sea urchins and sea fish galore, as well as trout from lakes.
  • Wine: Corsica has its own wines made from Barbarossa, Bianco Gentile and Sciaccarellu grapes.

Accommodation in Corsica

  • Hotel: There is both ordinary and very luxurious accommodation to be found during your trip to Corsica. You can find apartments and cheaper hotels on or on
  • Camping: If you prefer to stay in a campsite, you can read more on our page about campsites and pitches in Corsica.

Travelling to Corsica

  • Flight: To Bastia (Poretta Airport) with Air France, Air Corsica from Arlanda with one stopover. You can also fly to Calvi (Sainte Catherine Airport) with Air France from Arlanda with one stopover. Another possibility is to fly to Ajaccio (Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport) with Air France, Air Corsica from Arlanda with a stopover. During the summer there are direct flights.
  • Boat: The boat docks in the harbour of Calvi next to the fortress. From Nice, Marseille and Toulon there are three shipping companies, Corsica Ferries, S.N.C.M and Moby Line. From Italy and Sardinia ... Genoa, Savona, Livourne and Santa Teresa di Gallura (Sardinia) with Corsica Ferries and Moby Line.
  • Car ferry: If you want to take your car or motorhome/caravan with you to Corsica, there are 30 departures per day in high season only with the Corsica Ferries from many different destinations by land. We took the caravan ferry between Nice and Ilé Rousse, which took about 5 hours.

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    Great overview! You put a lot of effort into the blog! Have fun!

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