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3/25/2020

Just off the south of France, and closer to the coast of Italy, the small, mountainous island of Corsica lies in wait for the three million tourists that visit its shores each year. Few places in Europe have such varied landscapes, from sweeping white-sand beaches and deep gorges, to towering mountains and otherworldly coastal cliffs.

Corsica might just be your all-in-one European island break. Whether you've already visited, are planning to or have never even heard of Corsica, here are 23 pictures that'll give you some serious wanderlust.

Corte Citadel at sunrise

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Bastia

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Bay of Calvi

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Vineyard Domaine de Torraccia

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Ostriconi (Perajola) beach, Balagne

Notre Dame de la Serra perched on mountain, Calvi

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Genoese tower at Punta Spanu

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San Michele de Murato (Pisan church), Murato, Nebbio (Nebbiu)

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A winding stream at the foot of Monte Renoso

Bavella

Calanches de Piana

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Speloncato from above, Balagne

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Roccapina beach

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The view to Bastia from San Martino di Lota

Nonza village, Cap Corse

The eastern plains

Cinqui Frati massif, Monte Cinto, Niolo (Niolu) Valley

Lac de Nino, Haute-Corse

The grey beach at Nonza

Sunset over Bonifacio

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Les Iles Sanguinaires, Ajaccio

Ostriconi (Perajola) beach

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