Things to see and do - L'Île-Rousse
Unmissable tourist sites
L'Île-Rousse Travel guide
L'Île-Rousse : Michelin's recommendations
L'Île Rousse is at the mouth of the River Balagne. This little port founded in 1758 by Pascal Paoli, is now a modern city on a checkerboard plan, famous for the gentleness of its climate and its attractive beach of fine sand. The pleasant holiday resort is busy from the spring onwards and is enlivened by many small businesses and the metallic clicking of the winning shots of the Boules players underneath the plane trees in the Paoli square.
Tourist attractions L'Île-Rousse : Things to see and do
Île de la Pietra
Joined to the town by a breakwater sheltering the marina, this island formed of ochre and red rocks pitted with holes, has some attractive points of view over the neighbouring islands, the port and the Balagne hills. This very mineral world is a good..
The Church of the Immaculate Conception is extremely simple, with a bare dome above the transept. The classical pediment dominates a triple line of palm leaves.
Opposite this square a half-ruined tower bears an inscription recalling the foundation of the town. Behind the square, an esplanade with a monument to the dead, sculpted by Volti, looks out to the bay facing the Île de la Pietra.
10 avenue Paul Doumer F - 20220 LʼÎle-Rousse
Hôtel le Grillon is set 150 metres from the centre of l’Ile Rousse and the beach. It offers an on-site bar and restaurant, which serves homemade dishes and Corsican specialities. The rooms at Hôtel le Grillon are decorated in a contemporary style an..
22, Rue Notre Dame Promenade de la Marinella F - 20220 LʼÎle-Rousse
Prix Prices from : 75 €
Ideally situated in the heart of the old town and in some metres only of the beach of fine sand, the hotel is determinedly contemporary. Its design with its pure lines, its intimate spaces, as well as the noble materials will seduce you. For ..
30, Rue Notre Dame F - 20220 LʼÎle-Rousse
The Perla Rossa, a medium-size typical Corsican building on the seafront, offers elegant and luxurious accommodation and sweeping views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the sandy beaches. The rooms are spacious and decorated in a smart and mode..
chemin du Phare F - 20220 L'Île-Rousse
3 place Paoli F - 20220 L'Île-Rousse
On Place Paoli, this cosy, rustic restaurant is typical of the region. Try lovely market-based fare, as well as those old favourite traditional dishes, such as offal. There is a pleasant terrace beneath the arbour and well-informed advice on wines fr..
2 place Paoli F - 20220 L'Île-Rousse
Two people who love what they do bring you this quintessential Corsican experience. One waits on you in the dining area with a decor dedicated to Pascal Paoli. The other works with skill and precision in the kitchen, using the finest ingredients sour..