1 Plage de Saleccia

Soft white shell sand, turquoise water and barely a building in sight.

2 Calvi

Corsica’s hallmark resort, framed by snow peaks and a spectacular blue gulf.

3 The GR20

Gruelling 170km footpath, which takes in spectacular mountain scenery – but is only for the fit.

4 Girolata

The last fishing village on the island still inaccessible by road, set against a backdrop of red cliffs and dense maquis.

5 Les Calanches de Piana

A mass of terracotta-red porphyry, eroded into dogs’ heads, witches and devils.

6 Filitosa menhirs

Among the Western Mediterranean’s greatest archeological treasures, unique for their carved faces.

7 Boat trips from Bonifacio

Catch a navette from the harbour visited by Odysseus for imposing views of the famous chalk cliffs and haute ville.

8 Corte

A nationalist stronghold, with loads of eighteenth-century charm and a rugged mountain setting.

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