postcards from here & there
Road-trip in North CorsicaAutumnal adventures in North Corsica, over a long weekend
France is known for its multiple public holidays, long weekends (les ‘ponts‘, which literally translates as ‘bridges’ – between the banks of the holiday ^^), and holiday-friendly policies. So, my friends and I took advantage of the bank holiday of the beginning of November to go on a road-trip in North Corsica, and soak up the last sun rays of the year.
We would have stayed longer if we could have. But as the saying (in that incredibly dumb movie that we watched on that weekend) goes: ‘The first time one goes to Corsica, its by chance, but then, they come back out of love‘.. So, till next time, in the South of the Island this time?
I loved those shades of pink, and salmon, and peach, and the blue and shining mountains. The green shades on the windows, and this ‘South’ atmosphere. Also, it was perfect from a lunch break, on the road from Bastia to Ajaccio.
The City of Napoleon, clearly.
His coats of arms casually hang in the city, as if they were some Christmas ornaments, and his statutes are to be found everywhere. Not to mention the streets, boulevards, squares, etc. named after him..
Les Iles Sanguinaires
Mare e Sole Beach, Ajaccio
On the road
We met with cows that were casually hanging by the road -and crossing it, like they own the place.
Vallée de la Restonica
Calanques de Piana
A hour and half away from Ajaccio are the Calanques de Piana.
The view is breath-taking, and the ride on the meandering road was totally worth it. Plus, with no one around (almost) as it was November, we quite felt like we were the last Mohicans, exploring wild parts of the Earth.
Vallée de la Spelunca
The Great Outdoors.
A few kilometers away from Piana, it’s a perfect spot for a picnic, and taking pictures that look like the behind-the-scenes of some outdoor apparel brand..
More about our road-trip and our addresses in Corsica here!