Daydreaming of crystal-clear water lapping at tropical-like beaches? Look no further than Corsica with its characterful villages and wild nature. Take your pick among these accommodations for a picture-perfect stay.
Between France, Italy and Sardinia, Corsica is a mountain in the sea endowed with its very own personality. Its many sublime beaches with crystal clear waters are ideal for relaxing. Its forests with a wealth of fauna and flora, its mountains, its Regional Natural Park and its ski resorts are the perfact playground for adventurers. Its viewpoints, waterfalls and monuments are a discovery for explorers. Its culinary specialties area a delight to gourmets.
The well-named Island of Beauty offers you an original and exotic experience for your next vacation just off the coast of the Riviera. To accompany you during your stay, Gîtes de France® Corse offers a selection of gîtes and guest rooms vetted by our local team. It is with pleasure that we will welcome you and are delighted to tell you « A prestu in Corsica » (A bientôt in Corsican).
A Casa, Sollacaro
In the heart of the maquis, this perfectly renovated stone house will offer you a guaranteed change of scenery. The charm of the old stones and rocky nooks and crannies, the pleasant terrace protected by its biodynamic pergola, the pétanque court… come and discover this house where everything contributes to a warm atmosphere. With family or friends, you will enjoy relaxing moments around the swimming pool. It will only take you a few minutes to discover the pleasant beaches near the gîte and immerse yourself in the Gulf of Valinco. Take the roads and go to Bonifacio, to discover its famous limestone cliffs, or to Porto Vecchio where you can stroll through the streets of the city of salt. Numerous festivities are organized throughout the year such as the medieval fair of Levie or the Art’è gustu taste festival in Bonifacio.
I Castellucci, Mazzola
In the hamlet of Mazzola, made up of a few houses perched on a promontory at 1000 m above sea level, the I Castellucci gîte is a stone house made up of three old mulchers renovated with respect for local traditions and architecture with stone, lime, chestnut and slate. The decoration, the furniture and the atmosphere are of a sophisticated elegance ; the smallest detail has been taken care of, even in the door locks, which are old village locks given a second life here. The equipment is top of the range and will allow you to have a 100% luxurious and comfortable stay. On the leisure side, an indoor swimming pool awaits you with a superb view of the mountains. Outside, a spa offers the same panorama.
A Caralba, Ghisoni
This independent stone house with spa oozes character and authenticity. Located in the heart of the Corsican mountains, it benefits from a quality environment with its 3000 m² of land. From here, a multitude of activities await you. Take advantage of the many hiking trails departing from Ghisoni or choose to reach the Col de Verde to travel the legendary GR20. You can also discover unique river corners in Fiumorbo or the long white sand beaches of the Costa Serena. And to vary the pleasures, stay in this gîte in the winter season to enjoy the Ghisoni Capanelle ski resort which has equipment for downhill skiing. An original way to discover Corsica!
A Turghja, Cardo Torgia
Located in the centre of an abandoned hamlet, this 16th century Genoese tower, sentinel of a forgotten past, has been restored by its owner with great care. It’s a journey back in time, yet with all the modern comforts. Located in the heart of Taravo, the village of Cardo Torgia is at the crossroads of Grand Ajaccio and Grand Valinco. One is resolutely focused on imperial history and offers swimming opportunities, the other is more wild and natural and is open to the mountains and the prehistoric history of Corsica. Very different faces for the same territory rich in discoveries that you can remember over an apéritif or a meal by the heated swimming pool.
Casetta Salario, Ajaccio
This charming house has it all: careful decoration, comfortable and complete furnishings, a garden and a private terrace. It also has a view of the mountains and the maritime city of Ajaccio without any vis-à-vis. In 5 minutes, you will enjoy all the attractions of Ajaccio: boutiques, shops, market, bars and restaurants, heritage and walks in the old town. Ajaccio is bordered by the sea, so several beaches await you along the city, up to the Sanguinaires Islands. Nearby is also the beach of Capo di Feno which is a real wild place and cut off from the world (the absence of telephone network allows for complete disconnection!). You will still find a few huts there, to enjoy an apéritif at sunset and to eat.
Le Mas Saint-Dominique, Furiani
Located on a property of 8200 m², this former Pagliaghju (traditional Corsican sheepfold), has been renovated into this superb house offering two spacious guest rooms while preserving the authentic soul of this 19th-century building. You will be charmed by the refinement of the decoration. Many of the furniture and decor elements are unique pieces, found by the owner who is passionate about art and interior design. The swimming pool is the ideal place to appreciate the charm and authenticity of the place. Just 8 km from Bastia and 15 km from the airport, Le Mas Saint-Dominique will give you easy access to the long sandy beaches of Marana, Cap Corse, as well as Saint-Florent and its region, Nebbiu.
Kiki du Maquis, Porto-Vecchio
This other Pagliaghju, in a quiet location a few kilometers from Porto-Vecchio, offers accommodation combining comfort and authenticity. The hamlet of Muratello, where the cottage is located, will allow you to be immersed in a typical Corsican village atmosphere. You will find on site two sheep farms offering cheese, a grocery store, a bar, a pizzeria, a Corsican restaurant, an organic farm and various artisans. Take the roads to easily travel throughout South Corsica and discover Porto-Vecchio, where you can stroll through the alleys of the city of salt or explore the stretches of sand or Bonifacio and its very famous and impressive white limestone cliffs. If you prefer mountain walks, the Aiguilles de Bavella await you, while a swim in the refreshing waters of Cavu is a must-do.
Maison Madamicella, Fozzano
In the heart of the historic village of Fozzano located 13 km from Propriano, Maison Madamicella, a 17th-century mansion, offers five guest rooms including three suites for an unforgettable stay. The house, completely renovated with noble materials, retains the spirit of yesteryear and offers a warm and modern decor. Breakfast consists of hot drinks, fruit juices, homemade pastries with different flavours, Corsican cakes, dairy products, cereals, Corsican jams, fruit salad, cheeses and cold meats from local producers. The Guest House is ideally located for a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of summer while being close to the many leisure activities in the region. Tranquillity and change of scenery are the key words that characterize this place.
Antoine’s cottage, Cagnano
In the heart of a typical village of Cap Corse located by the sea, Antoine’s gîte offers a breathtaking view of the sea as well as of the village and its slate roofs. Facing east, the terrace offers a beautiful spectacle of the sunrise every morning. You will enjoy walks in the maze of streets that lead to the marina. This will be an opportunity to discover the local architecture and soak up the special atmosphere of a Cap Corse village. The village is an excellent starting point for visiting the cape from Bastia just 23 km away to Saint-Florent on the West Coast, Centuri or Nonza, the Macinaggio navy as well as the many Genoese towers which run along the “Le Sentier des Douaniers” hiking route. The treasures of this still wild and preserved region will not fail to surprise you: towers and bridges, small villages perched on the mountainside, coves, chapels and churches in Romanesque or Baroque styles…
The calanche mill, Piana
In an exceptional and unique site in the heart of the Calanche de Piana, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this former wheat and chestnut flour mill has been restored into a gîte for two people. Its large, shaded terrace offers a panoramic view of the creeks and red cliffs for which Piana is famous. Below the mill, walk along the river and contemplate the waterfall (you can also swim there). Just 2.5km from the centre of Piana and its shops, the village is classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France, with its narrow and winding streets, its pretty little traditional houses as well as around the town hall square, the very beautiful St. Mary’s Church, built in an Italian Baroque style.
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