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    Beaches and swimming

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Sand, sun and sea

Time to relax

If you’re in need of a restand a place you can spend your days listening to the lapping waves in a stunning setting, there’s only one possible destination: Corsica, an island that lends itself perfectly to a relaxing holiday at any time of year. Discover magical places where crystal-clear water, deserted creeks and wild cliffs stand side-by-side.

In the spring, explore the sublime stretches of fine sand along Corsica’s eastern plain from Palombaggia or Santa Giulia to Porto-Vecchio and you’ll soon understand why the island is considered “the cradle of angels”.

As soon as you step foot on Corsican soil in summer there’s no time to lose: put on your swimming costume, pack your towel and sun cream and head off to breathe in the scented air of the Aleppo pine-fringed beaches of Saint-Florent.

In the autumn, why not take a trip to the famous Sanguinaires islands off the coast of Ajaccio, an archipelago considered a paradise for birds, inhabited by shags, peregrine falcons, warblers and ospreys. With family or friends, visit the Parata tower, a former Genoese fortress and one of the symbols of Corsica’s history, and watch the famous sunset here – you’ll soon understand the words of Alphonse Daudet who described Corsica as: “a reddish island with a wild appearance”.

And lastly, a small but important recommendation for those visiting the island in March: head for the beach and make sure you enjoy a plate of sea urchins or shellfish accompanied by a glass of white Corsican wine – a truly exquisite experience!

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