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Road trip in Corsica, The Isle of Beauty

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Depuis plusieurs mois maintenant j’attends avec impatience de pouvoir mettre mes petits pieds dans l’eau et me promener entre ciel et terre dans les jolis petits villages pittoresques de la Corse. Et bien sûr manger de bons produits locaux ! Nous sommes donc partis 7 jours entre Bastia, Corte, Ajaccio et Bonnifacio. Un petit tour qui nous a fait découvrir des endroits magnifiques, un vrai changement de décor et de mode de vie pour nous londoniens.

It’s been months now, since I’ve looked forward to the little strolls through beautiful and peaceful Corsica landscape. And of course ate great local food! So, we’ve been away 7 days between Bastia, Corte, Ajaccio & Bonnifacio. A little road trip that led me discovering new beautiful places, a real change of surroundings and lifestyle for a Londoner.

Nous avons rejoint les parents de mon copain qui avait loué un appart très cool dans le centre bastiais. Gros coup de cœur pour la ville de Bastia et ses appartement colorés ! En quelques minutes seulement mon appareil photo était pleins de jolis portraits de la ville ❤

We just joined my boyfriend’s parents who had rented a beautiful flat in Bastia centre. Big crush for the city of Bastia and its colourful flats! In only few minutes my camera was full of pretty shots of the city ❤

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Our flat in Bastia

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View from the flat

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View from the Flat

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Doors of Bastia

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Doors of Bastia

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Nous avons commencé le séjour par sillonner le Cap Corse en passant par Erbalunga, Sisco et Vescovato à la recherche d’une jolie plage pour se baigner. C’est alors sur la plage de Tamarone que nous sommes échoué ! Qui est selon mon guide touristique la plus belle plage du Cap Corse ! Et effectivement la plage était magnifique, digne des îles paradisiaques ❤

We had started the visit by travelling the Cap Corse passing by Erbalunga, Sisco and Vescovato looking for a nice beach to go swimming. Tamarone beach is where we finally ashore! Which is from my tourist-guide: the most beautiful beach of the Cap Corse! Indeed, the beach was beautiful, worthy of the paradise islands ❤

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Erbalunga, Corsica

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Vescovato, Corsica

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Vescovato, Corsica

Après avoir passé trois bon jours au Cap Corse direction Ajaccio ! La grande tante de mon copain habite là-bas, c’était l’occasion de lui rendre une petite visite.

After having spent 3 nice days around the Cap Corse, head down to Ajaccio! My boyfriend’s great aunt lives there, it was the opportunity to give her a little visit from the north.

Nous sommes passés par Corte, capitale historique et culturelle de la Corse, avec une très belle vue du haut de la citadelle ! En reprenant la route aux paysages plus sublimes les uns que les autres, nous avons fait une pause à côté de Venaco, au bord d’un très joli cours d’eau, le Vecchio, descendant tout droit de la montagne avec le pont Eiffel au dessus. Puis nous sommes repartis direction Bastelicaccia à coté de Ajaccio. Encore un arrêt avant l’arrivée pour profiter de la vue à Vivario. Où Le fortin de Pasciolo construit sur un piton rocheux à 792 m d’altitude surveille la vallée du Vecchio.

We’ve stopped by Corte, historical and cultural capital of Corsica, with its very nice view from the top of the citadel! By continuing our journey, each landscape was more beautiful than the previous. We took a break near Venaco, along a pretty river; the Vecchio; going straight down from the mountain with the Eiffel bridge above. Then we headed back on the way to Bastelicaccia next to Ajaccio. Before the final stop, we stopped to enjoy the view at Vivario. Where we stood looking at the Pasciolo’s Fortin which was built on a rocky peak from an altitude of 792 m that looks over the Vecchio valley.

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View from the Citadel, Corte, Corsica

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Corte, Corsica

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Eiffel Bridge

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Vecchio Valley

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View on the Pasciolo’s Fortin and the Vecchio valley

Le lendemain de notre arrivée, nous explorons la capitale, Ajaccio. Ville très touristique et pleines d’histoires qui a vu naître Napoléon Bonaparte. Je dois vous avouer que j’ai eu moins le coup de cœur pour cette ville. Malgré tout j’ai quand même réussi à prendre de jolies photos à partager avec vous 🙂

The next day that we arrived, we’ve been exploring the capital, Ajaccio. Very touristic city full of history, who saw the rise of Napoléon Bonaparte. I have to tell you that I didn’t have a crush for this city. But I still managed to take some beautiful shots to share with you guys 🙂

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Puis direction le sud de la Corse pour Bonnifaccio ! Avec plusieurs étapes, notamment Filitosa, qui est un site préhistorique qui a été occupé à partir du néolithique ancien jusqu’à l’antiquité. Très beau site, assez étrange et mystérieux avec ses mégalithes. Puis nous reprenons le chemin en passant par Sartène où nous avons fait un peu de shopping dans un pop up et bu un verre en terrasse. De jolies petites ruelles se caches derrière l’église de Sartène !

Then heading south of Corsica for Bonnifaccio! With a few stops, including Filitosa, which was an occupied prehistoric site from Neolithic until antiquity. Beautiful site, strange and mysterious with its megaliths. Then we headed back by passing through Sartène where we did some shopping and had a drink on a terrace, pretty alley hidden behind the church of Sartène!

Enfin arrivée dans la magnifique ville de Bonnifaccio, qui est située à la pointe sud de l’île avec sa citadelle médiévale perchée sur la falaise de granite blanche.

Finally arrived in the beautiful city of Bonnifaccio, which is located at the southern tip of the island with its medieval citadel perched on the white granite cliff.

Gros coup de cœur pour la citadelle 

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Filitosa

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Filitosa

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Filitosa

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Bonifacio, Corsica

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Prunelli di fiumorbo

Dernier jour, petit passage à Prunelli di fiumorbo pour repartir direction Bastia. Quelques derniers achats puis retour sur Londres en plein orage haha, pas de chance !

Last day, small stop at Prunelli di fiumorbo and heading back to Bastia. Final souvenir shopping and back to London in a middle of a storm haha, what bad luck!

Je me suis rendu compte que les vacances sont vraiment importantes, surtout avec le rythme de la capitale anglaise. L’année prochaine je compte prendre des vacances au soleil plus tôt vers janvier/février histoire de couper avec la grisaille londonienne !

I’ve realised that holidays are very important, especially with the London life, next year I plan to take a break sooner around January and February to cut off a bit from the greyness of London!

Et vous, où partez vous vous ressourcer cet été ? Déjà venue en Corse ?

And you, where are you going to relax this summer? Already been to Corsica?

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6 Comments

  • Joyful Dreams

    Woaw ! Je ne connaissais pas du tout, mais ça a l’air d’être magnifique 🙂 Ça donne envie d’y aller !

    25 June 2018 at 9 h 28 min Reply
    • Kelly

      C’est une région magnifique, je te conseille vraiment d’y passer quelques jours si tu as l’occasion 💕

      27 June 2018 at 22 h 55 min Reply
  • Amandine

    Ton article est exactement ce dont j’avais besoin en ce lundi! Tu m’as fait voyager et ça fait du bien. Tes photos sont magnifiques. Je ne suis jamais allée en Corse mais j’en ai toujours rêvé pour ces petites rues colorées. Il faut dire qu’à Toronto on est plus dans le classique brique/blanc/noir et de temps en temps une maison bleu ou jaune. Mais il n’y a pas cette chaleur, ces tons pastels de la Corse. J’espère pouvoir m’y rendre un jour :):*

    25 June 2018 at 15 h 19 min Reply
    • Kelly

      C’est surs que le blue Monday est souvent présent haha ! Je suis contebte que mon article te plaise 💗 Si tu as l’occasion n’hésites pas c’est tellement sympa comme île ! Entre France et Italie la destination parfaite 🙌🏻

      27 June 2018 at 22 h 55 min Reply
  • Mélanie

    J’ai adoré cet article ! Tes photos sont vraiment sublimes, j’ai très envie d’aller en Corse maintenant ! ☺️

    27 June 2018 at 7 h 42 min Reply
    • Kelly

      Merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire 💕 n’hésites pas, c’est sublime !

      27 June 2018 at 22 h 53 min Reply

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