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Holiday rentals in Corsica, France

Rent charming Corsican villas

Corsica is a small gem in the Mediterranean Sea. Book any of our French holiday rentals in Corsica and plan a getaway to this Mediterranean paradise. If you are looking for a sunny self-catering escape in France that villas in Brittany or Normandy may not satisfy, rent a villa in Corsica and find yourself in a deliciously warm climate with breath-taking beaches, colourful culture and welcoming people. Dig into a fresh fish dish sourced directly from the crystal clear waters, watch a traditional band play on a balmy summers’ night, or simply let the weather wash over you as you relax at your ideal villa.

Holiday Rentals in France – Corsican History

Corsica is a rare and delightful island and despite of its close proximity to Italy, the French secured control over the island in 1768 and have controlled it ever since. Learn all about this chequered past whilst on your self-catering holidays in this territory of France. Although this period in time is probably the most referenced when it comes to the history of Corsica and its relation to the history of France as a whole, you may also be interested to know that the earliest settlers on the island date back to 3000BC! They left behind impressive standing stones which you can still visit today from your French holiday homes.

Enjoy Corsican culture

A heady blend of Italian and French influences makes Corsica not only a favourite for international holiday lettings, but also for French nationals themselves. Today, the island is governed under partial home-rule and therefore offers a mix of Italian as well as French culture. The Corsican cultural identity is rich and layered, much like its history, offering many different outlets of expression from, traditional music, food and architecture to the very languages that are spoken on the island. French is the primary language, but many are bi – or trilingual, also speaking Italian and Corsu. Either way, renting French villas in Corsica is an excellent way of coming closer to living like a local whilst you travel.

Things to do in Corsica

Corsica is a very special French self-catering holiday destination with many possibilities for all avenues of entertainment. Those who are seeking active adventure holidays can engage with this challenging landscape and go hiking, trekking and even mountain climbing! Of course proximity to the water also opens up opportunities for sailing, rafting, swimming, fishing, canoeing and much more. There are also plenty of things to do in Corsica for those interested in culture and taking their holidays at a more relaxed pace. Meander through the rustic towns and villages where most Corsicans live, admiring old monuments, citadels and churches.

French gites in amazing Corsican landscapes

Corsica is a mountainous island in the Mediterranean region with fantastic landscapes, including stylish coastlines, dense forests and wonderfully dramatic peaks, providing surroundings unique to any other French villa destination. Half the island is within a national park, because of which this area has moderate temperatures all year round. The highest peak here is Monte Cinto, which at 2,706 metres may even be visible from your France holiday lettings, including your villas in Corsica. From peaks to beaches, the island also has a mixture of busy and remote stretches of sand, dipping into the warm ocean. Don’t be fooled by Corsica’s island status – this destination is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and has much to offer on your Corsican villa holidays.

Beach holidays in Corsica

Rent a coastal cottage or villa with a sea view and enjoy being close to some of the top beaches in France! Lounge on white sands or beaches with softly rounded pebbles, fringed with pine-scented forests. Go to Calvi and swim in cystalline waters with the impressive citadel in the background, or Palombaggia to the south of the island with its beautiful red-coloured granite rocks contrasting against the expansive blue sea. As far as French villas go, renting in Corsica will transport you to a beach paradise that wouldn't look out of place in the Bahamas, Phillipenes or Maldives. Simply book your holiday home and you could be there!

What to eat on your self-catering holidays

Your stay at a French holiday home in Corsica will be incomplete without tasting some of the local food. Corsican cuisine is full of delicious, bold and fresh Italian flavours, with some similarities to the cuisine of Nice and Provence on the mainland. Delicious fruits growing on the island include figs, tomatoes and strawberries, whilst artichokes, courgettes and aubergines also feature heavily in the Corsican diet. Meat-eaters will delight on an unparalleled charcuterie of chestnut-reared pork, lasagne and gnocchi with rich meat sauces and locally-bred roast lamb ragout. Perhaps you will be able to pick ingredients wild on your self-catering holiday in France! If not, you will certainly be able to enjoy this unique part of French cuisine at local restaurants.

Service – Why NOVASOL?

All of our villas in France, including those on the island of Corsica are well-maintained and offer a huge range of properties to cater for all tastes and budgets. Whether you are looking for holiday lettings with a seaside location, villas with swimming pools, cost-effective apartments, or group accommodation for a family occasion, NOVASOL have the villas in France you are looking for. Local staff in offices at your holiday destination also means that our service extends beyond simply arranging your French holiday home. NOVASOL intends to be with you every step of the way, offering as much or as little advice as you need.