Welcome to Corsica
Some 100 miles (160 kilometers) off the south coast of France, the island of Corsica crams incredible variety into its small landmass. Forested mountains and verdant valleys sweep down to the shores, where medieval fortresses sit atop jagged headlands and powder-white sands stretch along azure bays. Most resorts cluster around coastal towns such as Ajaccio, Basti, and Calvi, where you can follow in the footsteps of homegrown hero (or villain?) Napoleon Bonaparte. Outdoor adventures are also among the top things to do in Corsica, from hiking and canyoning to sea kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling.