Wellness and gastronomy in Corsica
Do you want to relax, recharge your batteries, remove the daily stress? What about a welness stay in Corsica ? You can also arrive and slot straight into local life. You’ll find numerous occasions to socialise here – imagine the whole family around a table on a restaurant terrace on the beach. All you need do is book it!
The ideal program to soothe you into instant relaxation and to get rid of daily stress. Come in all seasons, for three days or more, enjoy a thalassotherapy or just a relaxing spa. Made with oil on the island, a qualified and very caring staff, close a beach day with invigorating showers and massage the whole body are heavenly pleasures.Corsica is theEldorado of water. Fresh or salt, it is present everywhere, it only takes a few steps to cool off, swim, or relax in it. Just taking a short detour from any trail, near every village, there are natural springs perfect for lazy stopovers in stone pools polished by the current. A dip in their crystalline water is a moment of pure pleasure.
Well-being and pleasure : Corsica is an island where you can have great experiences and let yourself live. In the transparency of its pure air, plants and flowers develop their aromas, and it is a pleasure to let yourself be guided by their scent, and to stop for a swim at the beach. Or even to dip your head in the pure waters of a mountain stream. In Corsica, serenity is no longer a quest, it is a state you can easily achieve.
Fresh water ? Rivers, waterfalls, mountain lakes, or thermal springs, fresh water is one of the island’s riches, and more visitors come every year to bathe in the most remote corners of the island. After a hike in the forest, swimming in incredibly cold water provides intense pleasure - and a rare pleasure at that.
Or salt water ?Everywhere in Corsica and even in the sections of the island that are most popular with tourists, visitors who so choose will always find a tranquil creek in which to swim in peace for as long as they desire and at their own pace. They can even give in to the pleasure of thalasso-therapy or a spa treatment offered by some of the coastal hotels.
Starting in spring, follow the aromatic route and head into the forests, the scrubland or small marked trails. Cooler and less busy, many of them end at a lake or river. Slip into the transparent water, swim luxuriously and then dry off on the warm rocks; there are so many rare moments to enjoy. And the “thalasso” option is just as delicious. With oils produced on the island and qualified staff to attend to your every need, ending a day at the beach with an invigorating shower and a full body massage is a heavenly pleasure.
Discover the Bujia waterfalls (eastern coast), of the Voile de la Mariée (Bocognano region of Ajaccio) and those of Polischellu (southern Corsica); the thermal springs of Grand Valinco; the high mountain lakes such as lake Nino in the Niolo (Vico region) and lake Creno (Vico region) in the middle of the Laricci pine forest, or even the Ospedale lake, near Porto Vecchio.
Short adventure vacations : In any season, for three days or more, enjoy a thalasso-therapy treatment or simply some spa relaxation time in the Ajaccio or Calvi bays, near Porto Vecchio in Aléria or Bastia. In the fall, when the chestnut leaves turn red, spend a weekend anywhere along the Prunelli valley up to Bocognano, and discover the 70 m high Voile de la Mariée waterfall.
A land of opulent scents and fleshy varieties of grape, the birthplace of tasty cuisine, a place for fishing and hunting, the cradle of ancestral artisan crafts and vast knowledge, Corsica and its residents have a gift for friendliness and enjoy sharing the art of living with their guests.
For those curious to know about their history and traditions, Corsicans will show their visitors modest but authentic hospitality. In the shady village squares or in the intimacy of their homes, their welcome is always warm and conversations often continue late into the night…
Cuisine : With pigs traditionally being given the free run of the oak and chestnut groves, Corsican charcuterie cannot be equaled (Coppa, Figatellu, Lonzu…). In the markets, in shops, or in the village, Corsicans slice the prisuttu with skill and share it willingly with friendly visitors. Likewise, each valley produces its own cheeses (Venacais, Niolin…) and at high altitude, each region has its wines and its AOC [controlled designation of origin - known in French as Appellation d’origine contrôlée].
Exchanges: Corsicans are very keen on preserving their culture, and they like nothing better than to share it. Throughout the year, from fairs to expositions, in simple shops or authentic restaurants, one can taste olive oil, chestnut specialties, AOC honey, and wines from Patrimonio, Sartène, or elsewhere… A taste of magic and human charm. In Upper Corsica and in Southern Corsica, enjoy artisan crafts, the true tradition of the island by going to the artists’ homes: cutlery and jewelry are especially well-known.