AJACCIO (CORSICA) France
Corsica, the Mediterranean beauty
The Island of Beauty is worthy of its name and will enthral you with its magical landscapes. The western region of the island is magnificent, and has a whole host of must-see places on offer: the Gulf of Agaccio, the Sanguinaires Islands, the "calanches” of Piana, the Scandola Nature Reserve…
Direct seasonnal flights for Ajaccio will be operated by HOP from 2017, June 3rd to September 9th, by direct seasonnal flights.
You can also fly to Ajaccio all year round via Marseille with Air France.
Journey time between Rennes and Ajaccio by direct flight : 1 hour 40 minutes
- Climate : Corsica has a Mediterranean climate. In the summer the weather is hot and dry (36°C on the coast, 26°C in the mountains), in spring and autumn it is warm and sunny and winters are mild, with temperatures rarely falling below 0°C.
- Time difference with France : None
- Currency : Euros
- Tourist Information : FROTSI CORSE, Place St Marcel, BP 111, 20250 CORTE. Tel.: +33 (0)188.8.131.52.07, www.visit-corsica.com
Ajaccio, the Imperial City
Ajaccio is above all a unique and magical place. The city is located at the heart of one of the most beautiful gulfs in the world, with its old port, its busy markets, and its white sandy beaches where you can swim until late autumn. In the evening, witness the reddening sunset's daily spectacle over the Sanguinaires Islands.
The Gravona and Prunelli Valleys
A few steps away from the beach, you enter inland Corsica, with breathtaking scenery of mountains, valleys and villages just waiting to be explored.
This is a hiker’s paradise: visit the Prunelli Gorges, Tolla and its lake, the chestnut groves in Bastelica, the Ese plateau, Bocognano, Vizzavona, and the impressive, 70-meter high Voile de la Mariée waterfall.
The Gulf of Porto
With its coast lined with red granite cliffs plunging down into a deep blue sea, the Gulf of Porto is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Girolata Peninsula also offers magnificent vistas over sheer cliffs, ragged peaks and a turquoise sea.
In the north, Scandola Nature Reserve is also a must-see site.