Corsica 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 meters 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 artefacts
Family holidays in Corsica
Corsica is perfect for a family holiday with its wonderful beaches, water-sports, hiking, walking, mountain biking and golf to name just a few.
Honeymoons in Corsica
Corsica is a perfect destination for a honeymoon as it is renowned for its romance. Some of the worlds true loves honeymooned in Corsica such as Prince Rainier and Princess Grace, Even Elizabeth Taylor had a honeymoon in Corsica with one of her husbands. Whether you opt for a mountain retreat or one of the boutique hotels on the coast you will not be disappointed with Corsica as a honeymoon destination.
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 preferred destination you could consider a wedding on a beach in Sardinia 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.
If you do not have French citizenship then you will have to show the civil authorities in several documents in order to marry in France. Some of the documents that you will need for a wedding in France are as follows; your passport or French residence permit, birth certificate, a medical examination certificate from a French doctor and a certificate of celibacy and a document drawn up by a French lawyer attesting to your right to marry.
You will also need to have been resident in France for 40 days prior to the wedding and show proof of residency by means of a French telephone bill, water bill or similar documentation. All documents in English are required to be translated into French and in some areas it may be necessary to have a French translator at the ceremony as most ceremonies are conducted in French.
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
Languages spoken French, English
Visa requirements 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.
For more information on Corsica please See the Corsica Tourist Board