Corsica is drenched in drama, while the coastlines are all soft sand and pretty fishing villages, the interior landscapes are full of rugged escarpments, high citadels and jagged gorges. So whether you are an ardent sun worshipper or someone who likes to explore, you will find plenty to enjoy here. The beaches are simply without number and the towns and cities offer a wealth of historic sights and fascinating museums.
Camping Holiday in Corsica
Corsica holiday parcs benefit from the lovely sea and most of all the Mediterranean summer. They are of an excellent standard below are some of the most popular Corsica campsites discover what each has to offer by clicking the images below;
A fairly tranquil campsite in a great location with four swimming pools, nice food (and drinks) plus lots to do onsite makes this campsite in Corsica a firm family favourite. Experience the best of French and Italian cultures at Via Romana Holiday Park in West Corsica.
Reviews of the following Corsica Campsites will be included soon:
Campsite La Pinede
Campsite marina d’Erba Rosso
Getting to Corsica
Because of its location getting to Corsica is always going to be a bit more of a challenge than the rest of France but don’t let that put you off. You can fly during the summer into Figari, Ajaccio or Bastia and pick up a car rental from there. Thwere are UK flights from London City and London Gatwick.
There are regular ferries from Marseille, Nice and Toulon. Getting to the south of France by train is best done with Eurostar and TGV but with all the time spent travelling you will be eating into your holiday and a flight maybe the more attractive option.
Family Holidays in Corsica
If you are travelling a little further afield Corsica is a good destination to head for. It is situated 99 off the southern coast of France but in reality it is closer to Italy than France. It was an Italian territory until the French purchased it in 1768 when it was purchased by France and it still bears Italian influences today.
The island’s coast line 620 miles and a mix of some rugged cliffs and some of Frances most beautiful beaches. Combinati0ons of lovely half moon bays and picture post card perfect fishing villages make this an exciting place to go camping as tourist development has been very low key. Buildings are restricted to a maximum of two stories which means the beaches look really pretty.
Many people regard Corsica as practically perfect as a holiday destination with it’s mountainous interior, wonderful beaches and Mediterranean weather. The local towns and villages blend into the mountainous scenery and the stunning beaches play host to all sorts of water sports from wind surfing to scuba diving.
Much of the island is given over to National Park status which slows the pace of development down. Even the Corsican towns are attractive and are popular with visitors. Walking in the mountains and throughout the national parks is a great way to spend holiday time and there are walks of all levels of difficulty for you to undertake.
As with all regions in France the local cuisine is very special. And focuses on cheeses and salamis with air dried ham called Prisuttu made from pigs fed exclusively on locally grown acorns.
Things to do in Corsica
A pretty seaside town with an elegant marina, this little town is often referred to as the St Tropez of Corsica. It’s a great place to explore and have an effortless lunch at one of the many street cafes by the marina.
Musée Jerôme Carcopino
If you are interested in Ancient Roman antiquities then you need to visit this museum. Located in the hilltop town of Aleria the museum has a really large collection of Roman remains and artefacts. The nearby excavation, where most of the remains were taken from, is also open to visitors.
The name means little train and it does just what it says on the tin. This train links four of the most important towns on the island and crosses some simply breathtaking scenery. It’s a great way to spend a day, sitting and looking.
Written by Dave Jonhson of Family Camping Reviews
Corsica Photos & Videos
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