Radiant Ajaccio… looks out from the ramparts of its citadel over its pristine shores. Ajaccio has successfully preserved its coastline, which is one of the world’s most beautiful.
On the mysterious journey to the Iles Sanguinaires, you will discover delightful beaches and unspoiled coves.
You cannot stay in Ajaccio and not visit the cathedral. Notre Dame de l'Assomption is a monumental Baroque cathedral with a beautiful ocher-colored facade which was classified a historic monument at the beginning of the 20th century. You will discover at the entrance a painting of 1821 by Eugène Delacroix, "the Triumph of Religion".
The Sanguinaires islands
This archipelago of 4 islands owes its red ocher color and its name to the red granite of its rocks. In the extension of the point of Parata from where we can observe it, at the entrance of the Gulf of Ajaccio, the sunset on the steep cliffs of the Sanguinaires islands is simply magical! The only way to get there is by boat.
Going North from Ajaccio are 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Piana creeks, and the Scandola nature reserve. While the creeks offer a magnificent show of rock masses, peaks, mineral sculptures, needles and red granite cliffs, the reserve, wild peninsula of volcanic origin shelters amazing flora and fauna. The only way to get there is by boat or on foot.
At the southern tip of the island, Bonifacio is also famous for its steep white limestone cliffs and sea caves. Perched on its white cliff, the old town protected by its citadel proudly overlooks the sea and the marina. Opposite, the archipelagos of the Lavezzi and Cerbicales islands are famous for their exceptional seabed and the clarity of their water.