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Corsica, floating in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, does justice to its nickname, the “Island of Beauty.” A place full of charm and rich in culture and identity, it’s known to be one of the most beautiful regions in France.
Moving to Corsica
Corsica is located 200 kilometers from the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera), and is divided into two departments: Haute Corse (2B), in which the capital is Bastia, and Corse du Sud (2A), whose administrative center is the city of Ajaccio. Corsica is the 3rd largest island in the Western Mediterranean,extending over 183 km long and 80 km wide.
The region has an incredible range of landscapes, but all sharing a common feature: their beauty. The mountains rise over 2,700 meters high, the sandy beaches are lulled by a clear and pure Mediterranean, the intimate and picturesque villages, borrowed from history, possess a unique architectural and cultural heritage that has kept their charm of yesteryears.
The “Island of Beauty" is not only appreciated for its landscapes, but also for the hospitality of its inhabitants, its local gastronomy, its unique cultural heritage, its Mediterranean climate that makes it an attractive destination in all seasons, and its unique lifestyle.
This diversity multiplies the active excursions and leisure activities offered by the island of Corsica: Hiking enthusiasts are satisfied (the GR 20 crosses the island), lovers of relaxation and beautiful beaches have a wide variety of attractive beaches attractive to choose from, history buffs spend their time visiting the many museums and historical and cultural monuments, while divers explore with curiosity the rich seabed and reefs around the island.
Where to buy property in Corsica
The luxury real estate market in Corsica offers a variety of prestigious properties: villas with swimming pools and panoramic sea views in proximity to beaches, contemporary apartments with sea views, rare properties in the most exclusive private areas.
Nicknamed the "Imperial City," Ajaccio is the largest city in Corsica. Its borders are open thanks to its remarkably accessible transport infrastructures.
Ajaccio’s surroundings are made up of many sites and places to visit: Prunelli Valley is at the center of traditional Corsican cuisine; Gravonna Valley with its mountainous and preserved landscapes offer magnificent panoramas of the surroundings; the Sanguinaires Islands form an exceptional natural site and is renowned for its flamboyant sunsets; and then, a long list of other places to discover.
Concerning real estate, the town of Ajaccio has many prestigious properties: high-end apartments for sale in Ajaccio; modern family villas with 4 or more bedrooms with panoramic views outside in open-air; exceptional waterfront houses on route to the Sanguinaires; stone villas designed by an architect with sea views; penthouse apartments with views of Ajaccio Bay; luxury villas in proximity to beaches; along with many other luxury properties.
Also known as "the gardens of Corsica," the region of Balagne is located in the North of Corsica and extends from Calvi to L'Île-Rousse. The area offers a variety of incredible landscapes, ranging from mountain sceneries to idyllic beaches. It’s home to unmissable places, such as the balconies of Balagne (picturesque villages on the mountainside), the nature reserve of Scandola, the coves of Piana, the desert of Agriates, and many other remarkable tourist and cultural sites.
The luxury villas for sale in Calvi have pools, a garden, and are located in an idyllic setting, while prestigious apartments in Calvi offer breathtaking views of the mountains and sea. Contemporary villas for sale on L'Île -Rousse come with a pool, garden and panoramic views, offering luxury, privacy and discretion.
An attractive seaside resort is one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean, Porto-Vecchio is an exceptional place, amassing all of what Corsica has to offer.
The lively town of Porto-Vecchio is home to a marvelous historical and cultural heritage (its citadel was built on immense porphyry rocks in 1539), and hosts many festive and sporting events. Around Porto-Vecchio, the communes of Sainte Lucie de Porto-Vecchio and Lecci are appreciated for their beautiful beaches, the mountainous massifs to the north of the city that are home to beautiful authentic villages (Zonza, Levie, Bavella ...), whereas to the south is Bonifacio, a sumptuously decorated village built on a limestone cliff.
In the center of Porto-Vecchio you will find exceptional contemporary villas for sale, equipped with a swimming pool, large plot, patio ... but there’s also prestigious properties on the heights of the Domaine de Carpallone that offer sumptuous sea views, newly built penthouse apartments, comfortable family houses 5 minutes from Porto-Vecchio and the beaches of Cala Rossa and Saint-Cyprien, villas designed by an architect located in the Domaine de la Tour in Lecci de Porto-Vecchio, offering direct access to the beach, as well as charming villas near Santa Giulia.
Located in the south of Porto-Vecchio, the Palombaggia Beach is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches in Corsica ... Villas with sea views overlooking Palombaggia Beach are for sale and offer an incredible view of the Isles of Cerbicales.
Cala Rossa Bay is a privileged destination that mixes luxury and authenticity. Only 10 km from Porto-Vecchio, it is considered a small haven of peace for vacationers in search of privacy and discretion. They find refuge in the beautiful high-end properties in the commune of Lecci.
You will find prestigious villas for sale with a sea view and garden in the vicinity of Cala Rossa, but also exceptional seafront villas with pools that can host for 14 to 15 people, as well as contemporary villas near Benedettu Beach.
With years of experience in the luxury real estate market in Corsica, you can count on the Barnes Corse agency to select rare properties and present you a list of real estate properties for sale that match your requirements: waterfront villas, properties in proximity to beaches or charming residences. Our agency’s area of expertise covers Bonifacio to Calvi. To bring your real estate project to life, contact the team of BARNES Corse.
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