Corsica

CorsicaCorsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, it is located just west of Italy off the southeast coast of France. Cosica is divided into two departments Corse-du-Sud - the island's southern half and Haute-Corse - it's upper part.

It is a mountainous island that forms part of the French republic, it's highest point is Monte Cintu which towers a 2,710 m high. Corsica is home to many rare animals and plants and parts of it's national park the Parc naturel régional de Corse were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most parts of it's wild interior are carpeted with deep forests and glacial lakes.

Corsica was also the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte who was born on the 15th August 1769 in the capital of Corsica to a wealthy family of Corsican nobles. The house where he was born has been well preserved and can be visited.

Ajaccio the islands capital is located on the west coast of the island and has a Citadel or fortress which protects the town. It's main industries include fishing and ship building.

Corsica: The Region of Bastia

Bastia is a designated 'Ville d'Art et d'Histoire' (town of art & history) © ATOUT FRANCE/R-CastFacing the coast of Tuscany, Bastia has all the charm of an old Mediterranean town with its narrow streets flanked by tall buildings whose understated elegance is enhanced by painted shutters...

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Corsica: Between sea and mountain

© ATOUT FRANCE/Fabrice MilochauCrystal clear waters, vast beaches of powder sand, small isolated coves and wild cliffs populated with ospreys: Corsica offers a range of marine landscapes that are unique to the Mediterranean.

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Corsica's Weather Forecast

Current weather conditions and a 5 day forecast for the island of Corsica.

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Tourist Information Corsica

Conseil régional Corsica

http://www.cg-corsedusud.fr

Parc naturel régional de Corse

http://www.parc-naturel-corse.com

Tourist Office Corsica

Agence du Tourisme de la Corse
17 Boulevard ROI-JERÔME
BP 19 - 20181 Ajaccio cedex 01

Tel: +33(0)4 95 51 00 00
http://www.visit-corsica.com
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