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Archive for September, 2008

 
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Unfortunately, the XL.com collapse has an effect on the flight from UK to Corsica, they were on the 3 provider of direct flights from UK airports and Corsica. I hope that another company (maybe Ryanair) will take the vaccant place…

See the report of a poor Corsican tourist who wanted to fly back from Corsica to UK with supposedly XL.com

 
 
Friday, September 19th, 2008

A very nice article about Calvi in Corsica by the Telegraph.

 
 
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

From the 20th of September until the 28th, you can participate to the Italian Film Festival of Ajaccio.

 
 
Saturday, September 13th, 2008

A Filetta is a group of singers from Corsica. They sing traditionnal “polyphonie Corse” and they recently came to London for a concert.

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Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Corsica
One of the Mediterranean’s most accessible yet least-known islands, with some of its best beaches and most beautiful mountain scenery, Corsica is an increasingly popular destination, whether you’re travelling with one of the specialist companies listed in the book or completely independently. Walking trails, detailed town write-ups and fully up-to-date hotel and restaurant listings are complemented by frequent nuggets of insight to make this the essential guidebook choice.

What The Press Say
A great guide to the island – Take A Break

If you’re going to Corsica, this guide is a must. – Everything France

EXCELLENT COVERAGE – Homes and Gardens Magazine

 
 
Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

From the New York Times, enjoy:

 
 
Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Today is the 65th birthday of the freedom of Corsica during the 2nd World War. Corsican are quite proud to have been one of the earliest part of France liberated.

 
 
Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Corsica Travel Guide

Very nice guide edited by Lonely Planet on Corsica:

4th Edition / April 2007
304 pages / 49 maps
Written by Jean-Bernard Carillet and Miles Roddis

* Interviews with locals
* DINE OUT with the best places to sample Corsican cuisine
* Day-by-day coverage of walking the entire GR20 and other stunning hikes
* Insider tips on driving routes, activities for kids and the best diving, cycling and horse-riding spots
* Best accommodation and restaurants

Corsica Travel Guide

Corsica Travel Guide

 
 
Sunday, September 7th, 2008
  • Surface area: 3351 Square miles (4th mediterranean island in terms of surface, after Sicily, Sardinia, and Cyprus)
  • Biggest mountain: Monte Cinto (8891 feet)
  • Inhabitants: 250,000
  • Tourists: around 1,500,000 during summer
  • 620 miles of coast around the island, 75 miles are protected
  • 90% of the rivers are free from pollution