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Corsica Travel Agent Holiday Information
Corsica is one of those hidden gems that once visited is never forgotten. It is the perfect place for a wedding in Corsica or a romantic honeymoon but still a perfect choice for a family beach holiday.
Corsica lies in the Mediterranean Sea, a territory of France it covers an area of 8,680 sq km. The Strait of Bonifacio separates Corsica from the Italian island of Sardinia to the South and the French Riviera; just 160 km south west of the island. Corsica has 1000 kms of coast, of which 300 are beach.
Corsica's coasts are relatively unspoiled and jealously guarded. The coast is rocky in the west; in the east the coastal plain of Aleria is dotted with lagoons and swamps. Corsica is mountainous and its highest point is Monte Cintu at 2710 m. It has twenty other mountains of over two thousand metres and the average altitude is 560m. Corsica has the highest mountains and the most rivers of any Mediterranean island and is often described as the Rocky Paradise.
The islands capital Ajaccio, birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, is one of Corsica most visited locations, the French-Mediterranean city is a delight, especially the narrow streets that wind through the older parts of town. There is plenty of opportunity to visit the monuments and museums devoted to Napoleonic lore, but Corsica's real attraction lies in nature, not in artifacts
Restaurants & Food in Corsica
Corsican cuisine offers a broad variety of dishes combining contemporary Mediterranean food with traditional dishes; polenta made with sweet chestnut flour and speciality cheese made with ewes milk and well as a variety of game, and fresh seafood. There are a variety of restaurants in most major cities, or small family run inns in the smaller villages where more traditional fare is available.
Accomodation in Corsica
There is a wide variety of holiday accommodation available in Corsica. There are hotels from the luxury class to one star. There are not many B&Bs, though there are some, there are also chambres d'hôtes, which are pretty much the same thing.
There is also self-catering accommodation; gîtes, usually converted houses or barns although some are privately owned many have been state subsidised and are therefore highly controlled. Villas, and apartments, are available, both with and without pools some in complexes.
Corsica has a Mediterranean climate - at least at coastal levels. Prevailing winds are south-westerly, westerly and north-westerly. This of course, varies considerably with altitude and mountain forms. At about 1500 metres it becomes alpine.
Family holidays in Corsica
Honeymoons in Corsica
Weddings in Corsica - Getting Married in Corsica
As Corsica is very much French the rules apply as per marriage in France. The biggest problem for non residents is the minimum residency time required. If Corsica is your prefered destination you could consider a wedding on a beach in Sardina then the honeymoon in Corsica. Laws for weddings in Italy are a little easier for non residents. If you do wish to marry in Corsica then all weddings in Corsica take place at a French city hall.
Corsica is part of the EU and therfore accepts the Euro as its countrys currency.
Banks are open from 10:00 to 17:00, Monday through Friday in the Paris area and Tuesday through Saturday elsewhere (closed between 13:00 and 15:00) some are open on Saturday morning. Please note that bank will close earlier than usual on the days before holidays.
Currency exchange is offered in all banks and post offices. Traveller's cheques and leading international credit cards are accepted by most hotels, restaurants.
Visa Requirements for Corsica
Nationals of the EU, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Israel do not require visas to visit France as tourists for up to three months. Except for people from a handful of other European countries, everyone else must have a visa.
Always carry your valid identity papers on your person. Your papers can be checked in the street or while you're driving. In order to drive in France you must have your EU driver's permit (or an international driver's license), the registration papers of the vehicle (carte grise) and proof of insurance coverage. If you plan to stay less than 6 months, you are free to travel in France without restriction.
Driving in Corsica
The car is a comfortable means of getting around Corsica. The roads are perfectly maintained and the main roads are very good however do expect the roads to narrow when driving up into the mountains. The average speed limit is roughly 50kmph.
Independent Travel Agent Goeasy Travel have arranged the best value Car Rentals in Corsica for you. To get your free quotation online please go see our Holiday Car Hire
Calling Home from Corsica
Calling overseas from France
Purchase a phone card (télécarte) available for purchase in tobacco shops and post offices. This phone card enables you to make telephone calls within France and overseas. You can also use bank cards with these public phones. Public phones using coins
In case of an Emergency
Events in corsica and What to do in Corsica
Corsica is a country of cultural festivals and country fairs. For information on upcoming festivals and events please go to the Corsica Tourist Board
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Driving tips in Corsica
Unless indicated otherwise, the following speed limits are applicable: 50 kph in urban areas, 80 kph on the Paris beltway, 90 kph on roads, 110 kph on fast roads and 130 kph on highways .
A valid drivers license, an international insurance card and a vehicle registration card must be produced upon request during traffic stops.
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