Upper Corsica

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Corte is at the very heart of Corsica, both geographically and politically, as it was the capital of an independent Corsica during its brief existence as a sovereign nation (1755-1769). The town retains its air of grandeur from those days, with the National Palace and an impressive 15th-century church as the centrepieces.

Do & See

Upper Corsica's appeal is undeniable and multifaceted. Explore the region's vast untamed natural wonders for a taste of adventure, find respite as you wander through coastal villages or relax on tranquil beaches, or enjoy the laid-back but cosmopolitan vibe of Bastia for fine dining and nightlife.