60 attractions you should visit in Corsica - With photos & details

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Top 60 attractions to explore in Corsica

Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean Sea and politically one of the 18 regions of France. The island's climate, mountains, and coastlines make it popular among tourists.

Aiguilles de BavellaAiguilles de Bavella, 20122 Quenza, France
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Aiguilles de Bavella are rocky spikes of red granite. The Bavella needles dominate the Col de Bavella at 1218  m, connecting the Alta Rocca to the east coast of Corsica. The massif is less elevated and yet much more frequented than that of the needles of Popolasca. The site is characterized by jagged peaks, large rock walls, and pines twisted by the wind.

Ajaccio CathedralRue Forcioli Conti, 20000 Ajaccio, France
Churches

A majestic roman catholic church which was located in Ajaccio, Corsica. The house of God is the clerical seat of the Bishop of Ajaccio, a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Marseille. The cathedral has been a monument Historique since 30 October 1906. This Cathedral is built in the style of the Counter-Reformation with ocher.  The cathedral also houses a large pipe organ built in 1849 by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll and later restored and electrified by Joël Pétrique.

Archaeological Sites Cucuruzzu and Capulamaison d'accueil, 20170 Levie, France
Man-made Structures- Other
Old Ruins

Crossing a Mediterranean forest in the heart of a preserved environment, you will discover the Casteddu de Cucuruzzu, which is one of the twenty or so known casteddi of the island, located mainly in southern Corsica. Discovered in 1959 by the archaeologist Roger Grosjean, the Cucuruzzu site has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1982 and is on the list of 100 historic sites of common interest in the Mediterranean countries. It unveils to the public architectural remains of the Bronze Age.

Archipel des SanguinairesArchipel des Sanguinaires, Ajaccio, France
Beaches
Islands
Lighthouses

The Sanguinaires archipelago consists of four islets of dark red porphyry at the entrance to the Gulf of Ajaccio. They are called Mezu Mare, Cormoran , Cala d'Alga and Porri. To this must be added the bare rock U Sbiru located between the island of Porri and the island of Cormorants, and 13  m high.  The Sanguinaires Islands lighthouse, dating from 1870, is built on the highest point of the Grande Sanguinaire. One of the nice location where you can spend some nice time in the middle of natural b

BravoneBravone, 20230 Linguizzetta, France
Islands
Lighthouses

The Bravona is a small French coastal river that flows in Haute-Corse and empties into the Tyrrhenian Sea. The lighthouse is still active and is fully automated and controlled by the Marine Nationale in Bastia. It was one of a series of coastal defenses constructed by the Republic of Genoa between 1530 and 1620 to protect against attacks by Barbary pirates.

Calanques de Piana20115 Piana, France
Outdoors- Other

The Calanques are peculiar, bizarre geological formations: they are forty-meter-high red granite rocks that overlook the sea of the island. Calanques de Piana is Corsican Calanques located in Piana, between Ajaccio and Calvi, in the Gulf of Porto. It is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site named "Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve".

Calvi Beach20260 Calvi, France
Beaches
Outdoors- Other

Calvi is a city on the French island of Corsica and the biggest tourist center of the island proper. One of the nice sandy beaches in this area which is calm and quiet and also there is so many opportunities for adventure activities also. Calvi has a rich and chequered history. The earliest found remains of settlers in Calvi date back to the Neolithic period, in one of its many caves.

Capo di FenoCapo di Feno, 20000 Ajaccio, France
Beaches
Outdoors- Other

Capo di Feno is a cape and also the name of a beach located in Corse-du-Sud , not far from the Gulf of Ajaccio . First of all renowned for its wild beauty and the clarity of its water, it is also home to one of the best-known surf spots in Corse-du-Sud.

Capo PertusatoCapo Pertusato, Bonifacio, France
Outdoors- Other

The Cap de Pertusato is the southernmost point of Corsica. It is a high limestone plateau with an area of ​​6010 ha, with a maximum altitude of 95 meters and a minimum of –50 meters.  Among the peculiarities on the cliffs, we will notice the lapiazs  : limestone surfaces dug with grooves and channels a few centimeters wide and separated by limestone blades. One of the natural locations where you can see the nature's wonder.

Capo RossoCapo Rosso, 20115 Piana, France
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Capo Rosso is the second westernmost point of Corsica, only passed by the satellite island of Gargalo in the Scandola nature reserve. It is a cape of pink granite accessible only on foot and topped with a Genoese tower. It is one of the nice trekking areas and also the view from here is truly mesmerizing.

Cascade de Piscia di GhjadduD368, 20170 San-Gavino-Di-Carbini, France
Waterfalls
1 Day Treks

The Piscia di Gallo waterfall is located on the borders of Freto and Alta Rocca, at the bottom of the Oso valley, in the town of San- Gavino-di-Carbini, in Corsica. The waterfall is located in the Ospedale massif. The stream of Petra Piana, mother branch of Oso, reinforced by the stream of Palavesani from the Ospedale dam lake, crosses rocky chaos for 300 m after this confluence then falls 80 m along a rock wall. One of the nice location where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and it is also a

Cascade du Voile de la MariéeCascade du Voile de la Mariée, 20136 Bocognano, France
Waterfalls

The waterfall of the Voile de la Mariée is a waterfall of 70 meters located in Corsica in the town of Bocognano. this natural treasure will offer you a magnificent haven of peace. Explore the rocks of this mysterious waterfall and have a picnic around the waterfall.  The path that leads to this waterfall is very beautiful and is always busy with tourists and locals too. One of the nice trekking destination which was covered with natural beauty.

Cascades de PolischelluBavella, 20122 Quenza, France
Waterfalls

A beautiful waterfalls which were located in Corse-du-Sud, which comprises of rocky area and This site is part of the high-quality landscapes, evoking a well-preserved environment. Corsica is known for its high number of endemic species of freshwater invertebrates. One of the nice location which is covered with greenery and also a nice hiking location.

Cascades de PurcaracciaCascades de Purcaraccia, 20122 Quenza, France
Waterfalls
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Purcaraccia is a stream of the town of Quenza on the massif of Bavella and pool Solenzara in Corse-du-Sud, and a tributary of the coastal river of Solenzara. The confluence takes place after waterfalls, near the needles of Urnucciu, with the stream of Vacca, the name of Solenzara in the heights. One of the nice location inside the forest which will refresh your mind.

Col de BavellaCol de Bavella, 20122 Zonza, France
Mountain Passes

The Col de Bavella is a mountain pass at an altitude of 1,218 meters on the French island of Corsica. The mountain pass connects Solenzara on the east coast of the island with Zonza in the Alta Rocca. The col is the most southerly of the four great Corsican mountain passes that cross the main ridge of the island. The pass forms an important connection between the southwest of the island and the northeast.

Col de TeghimeCol de Teghime, 20253 Barbaggio, France
Mountain Passes

The Col de Teghime is one of the main passes in Corsica. It offers a view of the two coasts of Corsica, with Bastia and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the east, Saint-Florent, the Desert of Agriates and the Mediterranean Sea to the west. A monument at the pass pays homage to the sacrifice of Moroccan goumiers in this battle and in the Liberation of Corsica. One of the nice location which was flourished with stunning views and natural beauty.

Col de VergioCol de Vergio, 20224 Albertacce, France
Mountain Passes

The Vergio pass (in Corsican Bocca Verghju ) is a collar of Corsica between Corte and Vico . It thus connects Albertacce in Niolo ( En-Deçà-des-Monts ) to Évisa in Deux-Sevi ( Au-Delà-des-Monts ). It is the highest road pass on the island. It is, with the passes of Vizzavona , Verde and Bavella , one of the four “great passes” of Corsica, making it possible to connect the two sides of the island from the interior.

Col de VizzavonaCol de Vizzavona, 20219 Vivario, France
Mountain Passes

Col de Vizzavona connects Corte to Ajaccio and is one of the four big passes in Corsica linking the island’s two slopes from west to east. Located in the heart of Corsica’s regional park. It was located in a picturesque location and you can enjoy wonderful views over Corsica and also start hikes in the surrounding area.

Désert des AgriatesDésert des Agriates, 20246 Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda, France
Beaches
Islands

The desert of Agriates or the Agriates is a territory of Corsica shared between the micro-regions of Balagne 1 to the west and Nebbio. The only inhabited place of Les Agriates is the scattered hamlet of Casta . Some tourist guides present it as the only desert in Western Europe. This wild and untamed little desert sums up the beauty of Corsica. There are among the most beautiful beaches on the island, incredible scenery, and a preserved scrubland.

Étang de BigugliaÉtang de Biguglia, France
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Étang de Biguglia is a Corsican lagoon located south of Bastia, on the Bevinco river. It is the largest coastal pond on the island which covers 1,450  ha. The fort of Biguglia located north of the pond bears witness to the strong activities of the past. This pond has been exploited for many species of fish. A nine picnic spot and also you can have fish from this pond and also swimming is allowed here.

Map of attractions in Corsica