Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Corsica, France.
The third largest island in the Mediterranean was once famous as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. While modern visitors will see reminders of Corsica's most famous son in the island's towns and villages, it is now better known as a tourist destination, with hundreds of kilometres of coastline, stunning beaches and even mountain climbing once you head a couple of hours inland. You can reach Corsica by ferry from several ports along the south coast of France or by flights from most of the major cities.
There are two reasons to visit Corsica's dramatic coast; either for the beaches and seaside resorts or for the steep cliffs and breathtaking views from the top of them. Whether you are in the north or the south of the island, you will be spoilt for choice in both cases. Some of the highlights include the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Calanche de Piana creeks, where the red cliffs have been sculpted by thousands of years of erosion into unusual shapes and the Parata headland near the main town of Ajaccio, with its spectacular views over the smaller Sanguinaires islands a few kilometres offshore. If you prefer to laze in the sun when you hit the coast, rather than strapping on your walking boots, then the southern town of Bonifacio might be a better destination, with its distinctive white cliffs and sheltered beaches and coves, many with caves to explore. Some of the best beaches on Corisca are on the east coast, such as those along the Cote des Nacres or Mother-of-Pearl coast. These long, sandy beaches are often backed by dunes and forests, providing natural shade from the hot, southern sun.
Aleria, also on the eastern coast, is an interesting diversion from the beaches. Once the ancient capital of Corsica, visitors can still see the ruins and remains of the buildings that made up the settlement, such as the temple and large forum. The northern town of Bastia has an Italian feel to it, and Corsica was once ruled by the same family as the city of Genoa. The 15th century citadel is open daily in the summer and its ramparts and towers provide great views over the rest of the old town and out to sea. Inland, near some of the areas that are popular with walkers and climbers, is the medieval town of Corte. High in the mountains that dominate the interior of Corsica, the narrow, steep streets are great to explore on days when the temperature is bit cooler.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Corsica? Then below is a selection of gites in Corsica and villas in Corsica that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.