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Heat Wave! Go To Corsica

We’re having a heat wave in Uzès this week. It’s supposed to be close to 105° (41°C). The French call it “la canicule.” All I can say is, “It’s cooler in Corsica.” 

Always a little cooler than the mainland of France, Corsica is a popular destination for those wanting to escape the heat. Take a look and imagine yourself there…

Want to know more about Corsica? …You have to Travel to Corsica to believe how much the terrain of an island can change within a short drive. The contrast between Corsica’s coastline with soft-curvy coves and the island’s mountain region with snow-capped mountains is remarkable. The contrast between Corsica’s coastline with soft-curvy coves and the island’s mountain region with snow-capped mountains is remarkable.

With a week to visit the French island, I thought it would be simple to drive to the major towns — Bastia, Ajaccio, Corte, Calvi, Saint Florent, Porto Vecchio, and Bonifacio. Not so. Now I’ve learned you measure the distance between towns in Corsica by hours, not miles. Most narrow and winding roads go through populated villages and/or commercial areas. Traveling 15 miles (25km) can take you two hours. That’s why I ended up seeing only a portion of the island’s southern half.

Most of my time in Corsica was spent in the southern part of the island at the beaches around Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio. And because I spent half the time at the beach or in the swimming pool.

The Travel Corsica trip was a beach holiday, too. The day I took the mountainous route through the Corsica Regional Nature Park and visited Corte. Another day, Sartene. The scenery in each place could not have been more different…(read on)…

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Day trip from Uzes to the Cevennes

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