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Corsica villas with pools. The top 4 selected from our longstanding collection of 37 private holiday properties on this beautiful French island in the Mediterranean.The villa Sonu COMTC8 has been a stand out favourite with our clients from day one and its high standards are still giving our clients great pleasure six years after the first stayed there. The unusual combination of a charming house, 13 metre long pool with a well equipped summer kitchen next to it, all within walking distance of one of the best beaches on the island is a winning...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013



Holiday events in Corsica 2013. Our guide of what is on the social calendar in Corsica this year.The Citerium International Cycling race in March took place in Porto Vecchio.Also in March Ajaccio hosted the annual marathon, which comprises both a full marathon and a half marathon as well as a 10km walk.Corsica is strong on Jazz events and the season begins in April with the Jazz Equinoxe festival in Bastia at the Theatre Municipal.Covering 10,000 bends the Tour de Corse rally is a true test of driving skills, it takes place in May.More Jazz in June with...

Thursday, July 25, 2013



Bonifacio Corsica world cliff diving series 2012 took place last week and what a spectacular event that was.Corsica is one of those places where the scenery is quite breathtaking, putting it way above many other destinations for that alone. The Corsican coast has numerous varied beauty spots but the jewel in the crown is Bonifacio, which is quite unique.The southern coast of Corsica around Bonifacio is a geological phenomenon, huge white, incredibly weathered limestone cliffs rise and overhang the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. They are a...

Thursday, June 28, 2012



Holiday events in Corsica 2012 are listed here, so you can see what’s on where on the isle de beaute. Here is the social calendar for Corsica 2012.In March it’s the annual Citerium International Cycling Race in the southern Corsica seaside resort of Porto Vecchio. Road race, hill race and speed race trials for this 80 year old event.The annual Ajaccio marathon in March is a multi discipline event with a full marathon, a half marathon and a 10km walk. The Jazz Equinoxe Festival is on in Bastia at the Theatre Municipal in April, the event is...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012



Bastia music festival, or as it is known locally the Musicales de Bastia, in Corsica, starts on the 12 October and runs through to the 16 October 2011.Corsica’s longest running music festival embraces a range of musical styles. This year the festival will feature performances from Jacques Higelin, A Filetta, Danyel Waro and Keith B Brown to name just a few of the artists.For more information on the Bastia music festival event have a look at the official website musicales-de-bastia.com or call +33 4 95 32 32 30Bastia is a historic port on the north...

Sunday, September 25, 2011



Ajaccio Jazz Festival 2011 starts this week.Last year locals and Ajaccio holiday makers alike were treated to a performance by Dee Dee Bridgewater and this 10th anniversary of the Jazz de Ajacciu festival promises to be equally enjoyable.There will be concerts at the Lazeret Ollandini from the 29th June to 2nd July, the Lycee Fesch on the 9th July and in the Theatre de Vedure du Casone on the 12th July. For full details view jazzinajacciu.comPerforming at this years Ajaccio Jazz festival is the Jamaican pianist Mont Alexander, the exceptional violinist...

Monday, June 27, 2011



Corsica, the rally of 10,000 bends, event number 54 of its history takes place next month. The Tour de Corse starts on the 11th and finishes on the 14th of May 2011.Anyone who has driven around Corsica will have some feeling for the drivers taking part in this demanding event. Corsica is an absolutely beautiful island in the Mediterranean but the road system is probably one of the most serpentine anywhere, with numerous mountain gorges and steep coastal cliffs. You have to concentrate at the best of times, what it must be like to drive in the...

Thursday, April 21, 2011



Calvi Jazz festival 2011 in balagne Corsica will take place between the 21st and 26th June this year.Last years event was a great success with performances from the Calvi Soul band, Le blues de Marc Lelangue, Big Band Torride and the Orquesta Resistance + Marcia Maria. It won’t be long before the line up is announced for the 2011 Calvi Jass Festival line up which will no doubt include plenty of great Jazz and Blues artists, including local talent from the beautiful island of Corsica.For more information on the Calvi Jazz Festival email...

Sunday, February 27, 2011



Golf in Corsica, our guide to the golf courses on the Ile de beaute, the Mediterranean island of Corsica.Le Domaine de Sperone near Bonifacio on the southern tip of the island is one of the most spectacular golf courses in the world. Composed of nine holes along the coast and nine more behind it is a particularly challenging course due to the frequent sea breeze and some narrow links flanked by sea cliffs.Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr in 1990 this 18 holes course covers 6101 metres. There is a beautiful club house with restaurant and bar, serving...

Friday, January 28, 2011



Sports and outdoor Corsica 2011, our guide of outdoor activities and sports for families and adults alike on the fabulous island of Corsica.Golf in Corsica. There is just one 18 hole golf course on the island, however Sperone golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones snr is one the most exiting golf links in the whole of France, situated directly overlooking the Mediterranean near Bonifacio. There are a number of smaller courses around the island.Wind surfing in Corsica. The straights between Bonifacio in South Corsica, Corse du sud and...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011



Criterium International Cycling Race, South Corsica, France takes place in Corsica (Corse du sud) from the 26th to 27th March, 2011.A three part contest the race includes speed racing over a short distance, road racing on the flatter roads on the island and hill racing in the magnificent mountains of southern Corsica. In the Criterium International 2010 P. Fedrigo (BTL) won the first stage which covered 175.5km and took in the Col de l’Ospedele. R. Downing (Sky) took the second stage which covered 75km around the Porto Vecchio and Sainte Lucie de...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011



Scandola Nature Reserve, Corsica is located on the North West coast of Corsica, it starts at Punta Muchillina just above Ajaccio and continues to Punta Nera.There are two parts to the Scandola Nature Reserve which was recognised as a World Heritage Site in 1983, there is the Scandola Peninsula and the Elpa Nera inlet. It is an area of dramatic cliffs made up of red Thyolite rock up to nine hundred metres in height with the occasional sandy cove.Much of Scandola is inaccessible or very difficult to get at from the land so it tends to be visited by sea....

Wednesday, December 29, 2010



Corsica attractions, our guide of what to see in Corsica and where to visit in Corsica. Use our list of Corsica attractions to get the best out of your holiday in Corsica.Bonifacio boat trips around the bay of Bonifacio for stunning views of the limestone cliffs of Bonifacio and the caves within or a day trip taking in the Lavezzi islands. Walk along the cliff-top path of Bonifacio to the lighthouse for an easy family stroll, superb views amidst beautiful flaura.Scandola Nature Reserve is perhaps the most stunning sight of all in Corsica, a protected...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010



Ajaccio Marathons, Ajaccio, Corsica, France offers an opportunity for many to partake in a healthy local Ajaccio event. The Ajaccio Marathon, Semi-marathon 10km takes place on the 27th March 2011. Ajaccio is set on the magnificent Golfe de Ajaccio bay looking south over the sea, backed by impressive mountains, so you can be sure of some dramatic scenery as you pound the kilometres either running or walking. For more information you can contact the organisers on +33 (0) 4 95 22 42 65 or email aspttajaccioathletisme@wanadoo.fr or just send us an email for...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010



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