Balzac described Corsica as 'a French island basking in the Italian sun', but the island has a singular character that is entirely its own. This beautiful, wild outdoor playground is the ultimate après outdoor destination - physical exertion in the elements by day, French wine and cuisine by night, and a peaceful night's sleep to boot.
Corsica has been French for only 200 of its 4000-year history, and has many indigenous traditions - gastronomic, musical and cultural. It is beautiful, wild, rugged, unspoilt and a touch old-fashioned. The birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsica is not short on either bonhomie or national pride.
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