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  • 1 Gulf of Porto Vecchio Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Golfe de Porto-Vecchio F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    Famous for its fine sandy beaches, this gulf is abundant in large seashells or «nacres» and wild oysters. The cork oak forest of Porto-Vecchio is the largest of its kind in Corsica, and the gulf area has many remains from the Torrean civilisation.

  • 2 Santa Giulia beach Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    N198 F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    This beach is at the middle of the gulf of the same name. It has white sand, crystal-clear water, and the surrounding hotels and restaurants are discretely placed.

  • 3 Porto Vecchio Citadel Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Napoléon F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    Porto Vecchio's main thoroughfare is cours Napoléon, all around which are clustered little streets linked by steps, and vaulted passages. In the centre, the shady Place de la République has lively cafés with outdoor tables. The elegant bell tower and..

  • 4 Castellu d'Araghju Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    D759 F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    The Castellu d'Araghju is built on a rocky outrcrop, a look-out over the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio 5km away. It is one of the most representative of the great Torrean buildings. A wall four metres high and two metres thick leads to the ruins of a monumen..

  • 5 Porto Genoese Tower Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 20150 Porto

    Proudly perched on the summit of a rocky crag of pink granite overlooking the sea, this solid square tower formerly defended the valley of the tiny river of Porto. The building has been restored and now houses an exhibition on Genoese towers. The coa..

  • 6 Palombaggia beach Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    rte de la Plage-de-Palombaggia F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    Surrounded by red rocks, this long beach of white sand stretches out at the foot of dunes shaded by superb pine trees. The sea glistensturquoise, blue and amethyst - an image of paradise (as many summer visitors have discovered). One of the bestprese..

  • 7 Fortifications

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Napoléon F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    The strongholds and watchtowers of old Genoese fortifications on porphyry foundations remain today and dominate the marina - Bastion de France, remains of the citadel and ramparts.

  • 8 Porto-Vecchio Marina

    Nature and gardens

    La Marine F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    Mde up of a leisure port and business port exporting wood and cork to the continent. It is also a stop-off point for cruises and seasonal links with the Italian mainland. At the mouth of the Stabiacco, you will find the saltmarshes and a lovely sandy..

  • 9 Cours Napoléon

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Napoléon F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    Cours Napoléon crosses the old town with its many alleys and vaulted passages that are stepped up.

  • 10 Porte génoise

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    cours Napoléon F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    From this gate, the view gives onto the port, the gulf of Porto-Vecchio and the sandmarshes.

  • 11 Porto-Vecchio forest

    Nature and gardens

    N198 F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    This is the largest forest in Corsica, occupying 8,000 hectares and mainly made up of cork oak. Some plots are covered with cyst and heather, while others have been cleared for grazing and acorn harvesting.

  • 12 Pointe de la Chiappaa

    Nature and gardens

    N198 F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    From the lighthouse, view over the gulf of Porto-Vecchio, its mountainous background, the headland of San Ciprianu and the bay of Stagnolo.

  • 13 Îles Cerbicale

    Nature and gardens

    rte de la Plage-de-Palombaggia F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    This archipelago facing Palombaggia beach is made up of five rocky islets surrounded by reefs and is a listed natural reserve. Thousands of crested cormorants come here to nest.

  • 14 Golfo di Sogno

    Nature and gardens

    D468 F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    In the bay of Stagnolo, this pine-covered beach was formed by the Oso delta.

  • 15 San Ciprianu beach

    Nature and gardens

    D468 F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    A pretty cove attached to the headlands of San Ciprianu and Araso shelters this long page that, with its lines of pine trees, makes up an offshore bar in front of the Araso pond. The needles of Bavella and the Incudine massif form the background.

  • 16 Golfe de Pinarellu

    Nature and gardens

    Golfe de Pinarellu F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    A peaceful beach sheltering a little port, with white sand and an islet protected by a Genoese tower standing in the middle.

  • 17 Torre

    Archaeological and historical sites

    N198 F - 20137 Porto-Vecchio

    The hamlet of Torre gave its name to the Bronze Age civilisation that created its circular monuments, the Torreans. The monument at Torre was probably a cultural construction for the cremation of men and animals.

  • 18 Site of Ceccia

    Archaeological and historical sites

    D859 F - 20137 Ceccia

    This circular monument, measuring approximately 12m in diameter, dating from 1350 B.C., was redeveloped in the Genoese epoch. A paved corridor leads to the small cella (chamber) which occupies the centre of it. Was this a place of worship or a survei..

  • 19 Site of Tappa

    Archaeological and historical sites

    D859 F - 20137 Ceccia

    This is a fortified monumental complex containing dwellings, underground passages, small bastions and the main circular monument, the function of which is still a mystery. The inhabitants of this village knew pottery, practised agriculture and occupi..

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