Avis Car Rental on Corsica
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Plan your trip to CorsicaCorsica is a beautiful island with coastal cities, valleys, mountains and forests just waiting to be discovered. Pick up your Avis hire car from a choice of locations and explore at your own pace.
Although part of France for over 200 years, Corsica has its own distinct charm and this is reflected in the cuisine and customs. Civet de sanglier, wild boar casserole, is the island’s signature dish along with other delicious slow cooked stews.
There are numerous natural wonders to visit during your stay such as The Cascade du Voile, a delightful waterfall above the village of Boconano. The natural springs of Cavu are another attraction offering the chance for bathers to enjoy natural fountains, rocks and pools.
The island has a rich history which is displayed in its fine architecture; head to Castagniccia for Romanesque chapels, Bastia for Baroque churches and Bonifacio to marvel at the impressive fortifications.
Those simply looking for relaxation, fine dining and beach life won’t be disappointed; Porto-Vecchio, the oldest established resort, offers a selection of hotels, bars and eateries and numerous beaches just a 10-20-minute drive away.
Ajaccio, birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte, is another popular choice boasting a charming old town with cobbled streets, restaurants and a series of beaches. Musée Fesch, the central museum of fine arts, is not to be missed with its extensive collection of Italian paintings.
For a glimpse of rustic Corsica the medieval town of Sartène, with its shady square and winding passageways, is another place worthy of exploration.
Road trips in CorsicaThe mountainous island of Corsica is a fascinating place to explore with chic coastal towns, rugged landscapes and historic sites all vying for attention. Pick up your Avis car from a range of Corsica locations to explore these and many more attractions.
Filitosa Historic Site
Drive for approximately one hour and 15 minutes from Ajaccio Airport via the D355 or T40 to visit Filitosa. This intriguing megalithic site in southern Corsica features a collection of Bronze Age menhirs which were discovered in 1946. Some of these have detailed faces and features such as swords and armour, possibly created to commemorate important chieftains. It takes around an hour to explore the hilltop site which includes a museum and ancient quarry.
Corsica Natural Park (Corse Natural Regional Park)
Travelling via the T20 it takes around one hour and 30 minutes to reach Corsica Natural Park. The 350,000-hectare park stretches from Mont Cinto to the Aiguilles de Bavella and encompasses some of the highest mountain peaks in Corsica and a surfeit of plant and forest life. You might even spot wildcats, deer and boar.
Around 90 minutes' drive from Ajaccio Airport via the T20, Corte is Corsica’s only university town. With a youthful energy, Corte offers numerous active pursuits such as hiking, canyoning and mountain biking. There’s a large museum, Musée de la Corse, to explore with two main galleries displaying artefacts relating to Corsican traditions. There’s also an impressive citadel featuring a 19th-century barracks.
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