Porto Vecchio, a holiday location popular amongst French and other celebrities, makes the ideal location for a comfortable stay or holiday in Corsica.
If, in the 18 th century, Porto-Vecchio had only 300 inhabitants, today it has become the third largest city in Corsica. It has 88 000 residents in summer and, because of the large number of tourists, even looks like Saint-Tropez! With its historic center, rich in architecture and monuments that tell its fascinating past, this city has all the resources to attract vacationers from around the world. Its lively shopping centers, not to mention its many shops and stalls make it a small shopper’s paradise. To discover this dynamic destination in all serenity, we suggest you visit it in pre-season or in September or early October. The climate is still very mild.
The Citadel of Genoese style, which reminds that Porto-Vecchio was once fortified, will fascinate you just like the neighborhood in which it is located. With its picturesque streets lined with old houses, its sidewalk cafes and its Square which includes the magnificent church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste and the most famous tree “Bel Ombra”. It is pleasantly walked on foot. To appreciate its long sandy beaches, you have to head south or north of the city. The beach of Palombaggia with its Gulf of Santa Manza and Rondinara Bay is a seaside resort that is perfect for relaxing or for practicing water sports of all kinds. In the North, the natural landscapes made up of gulfs and beaches are also worth seeing, especially to admire the bay of Saint-Cyprien as well as the peninsula of Pinarello.