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The most beautiful villages of Southern Corsica

The most beautiful villages of Southern Corsica

Corsica, an authentic territory which reveals all its rich history through its villages and its hospitable inhabitants. They stand proudly on the rocks and offer all their charm with their fishing port and their typically Corsican houses !

They represent Corsican authenticity and the richness of the heritage as well as its history which can be read through its stones and its humanity. Traditions, crafts, gastronomy, spending a camping holiday in Southern Corsica is above all discovering their hamlets and villages full of charm, their treasures by the sea and towards the peaks of the hinterland.

Stroll along the streets between their tall family houses with stone walls and colorful shutters, buildings steeped in several centuries of history. You will take a bath in authenticity and sincerity in typically Corsican atmospheres under the sounds of accents and “Corsica” music that you will remember for a long time.

On the outskirts of large Corsican towns and communities such as Ajaccio, Porto Vecchio, Bonifacio, Corsica on the south side invites you to travel by road to the largest cities and beautiful villages. On the roads of Piana, in the heart of Alta Rocca between Propriano and Porto Vecchio or the forest of Atone, they overlook the most beautiful valleys to reveal splendid views of the regions. Come with us for a tour of the most beautiful hamlets in southern Corsica which are definitely worth the detour.

Cargése, the Greek village with a view of the sea

How we love these welcoming Corsican villages by the sea !

Like Cargèse, they offer us their multitude of floral and maritime scents through their location but also and above all through their picturesque fishing port. From the top of their Genoese towers, you won’t miss anything of the beautiful view between land and sea. Walk along the quays, gourmet break in the restaurants or terraces near the port of Cargèse, visits to cultural or religious monuments such as its two Latin and Orthodox churches. This is the originality of the village, a real mix between Greek and Corsican populations who have enriched the village with their traditions, their crafts and their way of living in complete harmony.

Piana, one of the most beautiful villages in France

Towards the Gulf of Porto

Overlooking the Gulf of Porto and its Calanches de Piana is the beautiful village of Piana classified as of world interest by UNESCO

Visiting the villages of Corsica also means organizing family excursions to discover its magnificent regional sites. A wonderful program of visits to the village but also to neighboring villages such as Ota and Evisa: Pleasures of the sea towards Arone beach, hiking towards the calanches of Piana. Tourists flock from all over the world to see this beautiful red granite site which has well deserved its classification of world interest by UNESCO.

Book your campsite in Ota, you will stay in a tent, campervan or mobile home in one of the highest places for island tourism in the region.

Sarténe, the most Corsican town in Corsica

Discover the town of Sartène, a breathtaking landscape !

Towards the Gulf of Valinco South side

Discovering the Rizzanèse valley and the Gulf of Valinco also passes through its picturesque village Sartène, one of the most Corsican that you can find in Corsica. A jewel of art and history that you cannot miss for your holidays in Southern Corsica whatever the location of the chosen campsite: in Sartène itself, 13 km from Propriano and not far from Bonifacio in the South and Ajaccio in the North.

You will be seduced by the old residences lining the streets of Sartène nestled on the granite fortress high up in the Rizzanese Valley. The Corsican soul is very close by, the atmosphere, sounds and scents are generously offered during your walks and visits to this superb village.

Sartène is also an ancestral land, you can visit its prehistoric museum, its archaeological heritage and its megaliths. 14 km from the village towards Bonifacio, on the Cauria site where there are rows of menhirs including the “Turkish cemeteries” and the dolmens (including one of the largest: the Funtanaccia) are definitely worth the detour.

Discovering Southern Corsica through its villages is also and above all discovering the craftsmanship and creative wealth of Corsica. Corsican artisan workshops, art boutiques, wine cellars, distilleries, cheese farms, Corsican craftsmanship is a mixture of know-how and ancestral traditions carried down from generation to generation. A craft that has been able to innovate over time thanks to the federations of artisans who wish to promote their creativity throughout the world.

Along the quays


Cargèse, the Greek

Cargèse is a village by the sea, on the West Coast of the Isle of Beauty. The village is known for its two churches which are opposite each other: Latin (Catholic) and Greek (Orthdox).

In the heights of the hinterland


Piana, on the heights of the coves

Piana is one of the most beautiful villages on the island, in the heart of the Calanques, classified by UNESCO. The color of the red volcanic rocks offers a striking contrast.

Saint Lucy of Tallano

Saint Lucy of Tallano, in the heart of Alta Rocca

Between sea and mountains at 450m altitude, Sainte Lucie de Tallano is a village between Propriano and Porto Vecchio, in Alta Rocca.


Evisa, in the heart of the Aïtone forest

Evisa is a village perched at 830m on the heights of the Gulf of Porto. It is the starting point for hiking on the chestnut trail, an old transhumance path.

Discovering Corsican treasures


Sartène, the most Corsican of Corsican towns

In one of his greatest short stories ”Colomba”, Mérimée describes Sartène as “the most Corsican of Corsican towns”. Perched a few kilometers south of Propriano, the town overlooks the Rizzanèse valley and the Gulf of Valinco.


Zonza, the land of lords

On the heights of Porto Vecchio and in the heart of Alta Rocca, discover the village of Zonza. It is one of the most anciently populated areas on the island, dating from the Middle Ages.