French Riviera Secrets



Nick-named the Île de Beauté by the French, this beautiful island can really only be described in superlatives.
As many islands, it has very much its own,very distinct character, in terms of its culture, history and natural landscape.
I have visited several times over the years, but not as many times as I would have liked to.
There is a regular ferry service to Corsica from Nice and other towns (see also my French Riviera travel page). Sometimes, we opt to fly there, by means of a small, 4 seater aircraft; which takes about 1.5 hours to get to the tiny airport of Propriano .
Propriano is quite remote, and therefore the beaches are nearly empty.
Speaking of beaches, Corsica boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, if not in the world.

Corsica's historic towns of Ajaccio, Calvi, Bastia, Porto-Vecchio, Bonafacio are well-known and loved by tourists the world over.

Here's a few photographs, to give you an impression (and hopefully, to entice you to go there yourself).

Propriano beach, Corsica Beautiful, deserted: Propriano beach, Corsica
Calvi, on the north-west side of the island Calvi, on the north-west side of the island
Endless golden sand beaches... Endless stretches of golden sand beaches... just for you!
Propriano airport Propriano airport
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