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The Strait of Bonifacio

For those who do not know, the Strait of Bonifacio form the famous international narrow that separates Sardinia from Corsica. The latter allow a certain connection between the Sardinian Sea to the west and that of Tyrrhenia to the east. They have a width of 15 to 25 km and a depth in the vicinity of 100 to 200 m.The Strait of Bonifacio is renowned for its most agitated and dangerous sea. The navigators evoke especially the presence of several rocks where the currents are capricious and strong. On this famous place lies a rather tragic story, that of 750 warriors who perish in a maritime...

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Windsurf and Kitesurf in Corsica

With its beautiful coastline bordered by a timeless and beautiful sea with, who has never dreamed about taking advantage of the fun of Windsurfing and Kitesurfing in Corsica? These are indeed unmissable activities that young and old alike will be able to realize on the Island of Beauty. Today, the facilities are renovated so that everyone can practice the disciplines safely. Let's see each sport more closely!The WindsurfWindsurfing or windsurfing board is a magnificent invention that dates back to the 1970s. Created on the basis of surfing, the equipment was originally intended solely for...

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Le GR 20

The GR 20 is the famous walking path that serves Corsica. The hikes, which are the essential activities of the site, are made from Calenzana in the North to Conca in the South. Through its 200 km of mountain paths, the GR 20 offers you the chance to have fun while playing right in the center of nature.The GR 20 is proclaimed as one of the most challenging hiking trails in Europe, but also the most beautiful one. The duration of the course is 16 days for a regular visitor at a rate of a day.To the north of the GR 20, you will be confronted with highly technical and steep trails. Further to...

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The City of Bastia

Being the centre of the Upper Corsica department, Bastia is located on the north-east coast of France. The city is exceptionally endowed with a situation favorable to it in several points: gentle slopes, forests in abundance, a sun all year round, and so on and so forth.Built in an amphitheater, Bastia has a vegetation rich in olive trees, orange and lemon trees. Its environment is strongly dominated by hills that offer a view extending over the islands of Tuscany, Capraia, Elba, Gorgone and Monte Cristo.Following the sea leading to the Cap Corse, you will be able to admire magnificent...

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The city of Ajaccio

Ajaccio is one of the main cities of Corsica. Established in the south-west of the region, it has about 65,099 inhabitants (number collected in 2007). The inhabitants of the village are called Ajacciens or "Aiaccini" in Corsican.A bit of history: Several hypotheses have been revealed as to the etymology of the name of Ajaccio. Among them, the most famous one says that the city was built by the illustrious Greek hero Ajax who would have offered his name. Other legends, however, are much more concrete. In this regard, the name Ajaccio could be given to Tuscan agghiacciu or "sheep pen"....

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