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Fly to Bastia, discover Corsica

Are you looking for a holiday on a very special island? Then choose Corsica in France and be amazed by unspoilt nature and magical beaches. Drive along scenic routes and explore authentic and charming towns and villages, each with its own unique character. Much of the island is covered with nature preserves, including forests, plains and towering heights. Or stop anywhere along the coast for a refreshing swim. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll never be bored on this miraculously beautiful island.

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Experience Bastia

With unique buildings, charming squares and a lovely old city centre, Bastia is worth exploring. Stroll through an endless maze of narrow streets and grab a table at one of the many café patios. Order a local wine and taste the French sun in your glass. Or discover the old harbour or Vieux Port with an impressive display of stylish boats, set against a backdrop of sunlight shimmering on the blue water. History buffs don't want to miss a visit to the Citadel or the oldest church in Corsica, the Saint Jean-Baptiste. Nature lovers will love exploring the Cap Corse peninsula. Located to the north of Bastia, this area boasts many great hiking trails. Lace up your walking shoes and feast your eyes on the landscape.

"With its unique buildings, cheerful squares, and a beautiful old city centre, Bastia is definitely worth exploring."

Spectacular beaches

When you think of Corsica, you think beaches. The island is blessed with sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, each one more lovely than the last. Plage de Palombaggia is one you definitely want to visit. Sink your toes in the gleaming white sand as you gaze out over the azure sea, with the uninhabited Cerbicale islands in the distance. A little further to the south, you’ll find Plage de Santa Giulia, where the sand is equally white and the water equally blue. After a refreshing swim, enjoy the friendly faces in one of the local restaurants. Travelling with children? Check out Plage de Saint-Cyprien, where the water is quite shallow. And don’t forget to bring your snorkel to explore the idyllic underwater world in the crystal-blue water.

Unforgettable places

Besides Bastia, there are many other interesting villages and towns to explore. Scale the cliffs of Bonifacio, a southern town perched high on the rocks. And keep your camera ready; in addition to lovely, sun-bleached houses and a romantic harbour, you can also see the Italian island of Sardinia in the distance. Make sure to visit the picturesque town of Port Vecchio with its charming city centre, packed with squares and authentic restaurants. The surrounding hills and pleasant marina give this town a warm welcoming feel. Looking for a beautiful view? Head to one of the oldest villages on Corsica, Sant’Antonion. The views will take your breath away.