Corsica originally a Italian island becoming French in 1768, is accessible directly from Nice airport and by ferry to the island's main Western city of Ajaccio. Corsica is a popular holiday destination offering a wide variety of holiday properties with a diverse range of stylish towns and coastal areas like the popular town of Pietracorbara on its east coast along with the islands forested inland areas offering tourists many hiking trails to explore.
The capital of Ajaccio is famous as the birth place of the French emperor Napoléon in 1769. Corsica attracts many thousands of holiday makers every year. Tourists can choose to holiday in both coastal in inland destinations.
Wild boar is a popular dish along with many types of seafood and river fish such as trout. Brocciu cheese similar to ricotta, is used as the fresh ingredient in many restaurant dishes. Muscat wine plain and sparkling is regularly choose and the famous 'Cap Corse' apéritif also appears on many a restaurant menu.
The tourist on the island of Corsica can choose between either exploring its coastal towns and villages, its beaches and restaurants and its nightlife or to venture inland to walk its famous GR20 hiking trail whilst admiring the islands rugged forest landscapes.
Ajaccio in central western Corsica and Bastia in the north-eastern of Corsica both share similar average temperature highs of 27°C and 29°C in the July and August months, dropping to 13°C and 14°C in the January and December months.
Graphs showing the average temperatures of the cities of Ajaccio and Bastia in Corsica
The island of Corsica offers many locations to take a family summer holiday. Popular destinations include Pietrosella, Porticcio and Ajaccio.
Pure France offers stunning holiday properties with amazing sea views, Mediterranean gardens, air-conditioning, walks to amenities, hot tub spas and properties with private infinity pools.
Holiday properties can accommodation up to 12 people with ensuite bedrooms, full self-catering facilities. All are accessible via direct routes from national and international airports and by car via ferry routes from the southern French coast.
Pure France offers a range of holiday rental accommodations in Corsica.
Choose from a selection of holiday properties in Corsica; a stunning coastal Corsican villa, detached Corsican villa with large mediterranean garden, contemporary detached Corsican villa with stunning sea views, a detached villa with south-facing garden and an architect-designed contemporary detached Corsican villa with wonderful sea views.