Great view of the Mediterranean Sea from a holiday home for six people in the north of Corsica.
This holiday home for five people on Corsica’s east coast offers direct access to the sea.
Pool villa for eight people in Le Lavandou, located not far from the sea.
With a view of the Eifel Tower: Cosy apartment for two people in the 16th arrondissment.
The path to the beach near a holiday home in Mimizan Plage.
Holiday park in Normandy, located not far from the coast.
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Enjoy a the perfect holiday apartment in Corsica
Corsica holiday apartments are an excellent way to explore the birthplace of Napoleon, on this intriguing French island in the Mediterranean. With the majestic architecture and beautiful surroundings of the capital, Ajaccio, you will discover stunning beaches and wildlife in a setting that mixes French and Italian influences. Water sports like snorkelling and windsurfing, as well as wandering through the old streets of its cities and discovering the history of Napoleon first hand are some of the great activities you can enjoy in Corsica. A holiday home is perfect for experiencing Corsica independently and at your own pace.
What makes Corsica such a special destination
While part of France, Corsica has its own distinct personality, heritage and even language and is heavily influenced by nearby Italy. French is still the main language, although English is widely spoken among service workers. The food, surroundings and culture are all unique.
What is Corsica famous for?
Corsica holiday apartments offer an opportunity to see a special corner of Europe, where beautiful weather and ancient history combine in a majestic setting. The Maison Bonaparte in Ajaccio was where Napoleon lived and the house was in the family for almost 250 years before being converted into a museum. Musée Fesch is the city’s home of fine arts, featuring some of the most exquisite pieces you will find anywhere in the country. Other popular attractions include Filitosa, where standing stones and the remnants of a prehistoric village offer an insight into the ancient history of the island. At the Scandola Nature Reserve on the western coast of the island, animal lovers can witness birds such as eagles and cormorants in a dazzling setting by the sea.
The benefits of booking a Corsica holiday home
For the traveller who appreciates individuality, independence and authenticity on a trip, booking a private holiday home is the ideal choice. You will find massive villas featuring private pools as well as intimate city apartments in Ajaccio. Shopping for delicious food at Marché Abbatucci or Marché de Bastia in Ajaccio, then cooking it in your own home away from home is both economical and enjoyable. You can still head out to be treated to the excellent Corsican cuisine at the many restaurants in its towns and cities. Michelin-starred restaurants and traditional French bistros are some of the higher-end choices available.
Discovering Corsica holiday apartments with friends and family
If you are bringing children along to experience the wonders of this charming island you will be pleased to know there is a lot to keep people of all age groups occupied. Outdoorsy families will love touring the coast and national parks, hiking or cycling in the sun or perhaps just lounging on the beaches. Some of the more popular beaches near the capital include Saint-François and Plage d’Argent. Day tours can be good options for busy families who prefer to be shown around the best spots and the Italian-style food is sure to please even picky eaters. For romantic getaways, the ambience of cities like Bastia, with its old port and the amazing views from the top of the Cittadella will set the mood.
What food you can look forward to in your Corsica holiday apartment
Corsican food takes its influences from mainland France, the Mediterranean region and Italy and combines it to make a sophisticated and delectable menu of options. A quick pizza or gnocchi with meat sauce makes for a very satisfying lunch. Cured meats, cheeses including Brocciu, made of ewe’s milk, and many dishes including pastries incorporating local chestnuts are other specialities. In the spirit of Corsican individuality even the cola is locally produced and you may be asked if you would prefer American or Corsican style when ordering it. The beer, such as the Pietra and Colomba brands, are also unique and worth trying.
Choosing your ideal Corsica holiday apartment location
A holiday home at the beach is ideal if you are visiting in the summer and want to get to the water as quickly as possible. Booking a villa with your own pool is a great option if you would prefer some privacy. Holiday homes with a sea view, perhaps overlooking Bastia or Calvi, are also great for setting the mood for a fun-filled trip in highly attractive surroundings. The style of homes is distinctly Mediterranean, whether with contemporary apartment blocks made of white stone or classic villas painted in cheerful pinks or yellows. The large selection of homes and the ability to trust in the homeowners makes booking a Corsica holiday home ideal.
Popular destinations to visit on the island of Corsica
There is a lot of choice of where you stay when visiting the island. Ajaccio is unbeatable for its history, especially the iconic buildings that paint a picture of the life of Napoleon. Bastia in the north east is the second biggest city and is also deeply historical and attractive. To the north west is quaint Calvi. Bonifacio, to the far south of the island, features intriguing grottoes and small local islands you can visit by boat. Driving from the top to the bottom of the island would only take about three hours, meaning you can choose one of these cities as a base and then explore the coastline flanked by magnificent mountain ranges and the Mediterranean sea.
Reaching the island of Corsica
From London, it takes around six hours to reach Ajaccio by plane. You will usually make a stop at Brussels or Luxemburg, sometimes Paris and then head straight out to the capital, Ajaccio. From Ajaccio Airport Napoleon Bonaparte, it’s just 20 minutes by taxi to the centre of the city and from there the island is yours to discover.
When is the best time to book a Corsica holiday apartment?
The weather is always mild to hot on this Mediterranean island, where even in the depths of winter temperatures below 10°C are rare. Around this time, or towards spring and in autumn is a great time to experience pleasant weather, ideal for walking up and down the hills and avoiding the intensity of the summer sun. If the idea of lounging by the pool or beach is more appealing, then all the way from May to September you will enjoy high temperatures ideal for soaking up some rays.
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