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    Rendez-vous in Calvi, Balagne

    Surrounded by mountains, a 5km (~3 mile) white sand beach, marina, and the small yet famous Genoese citadel of the thirteenth century, this is the view of Calvi from the site of Notre Dame de la Serra, perched high above the city. Stroll along the boardwalk between the beach and pine forest, walk the streets, lunch on the harbor, and visit the Upper Town. These are just a few of the attractions of the capital of Balagne.

    The purity of its waters, and its rich architectural heritage, presents Calvi as a gorgeous spot on the island of beauty, nestled in northwest Corsica. The Peninsula of the Revellata, on the west coast to Porto, contains about 300 acres of critical wildlife and local flora, as well as a magnificent seabed, serving as a particular delight for diving enthusiasts. Situated above the town, the shrine of Our Lady of Serra, the patron saint of the city, offers the best views of Calvi.

    Corsican cuisine: taste and you'll understand... 

    If you enjoy the flavors of lemon, it's probably a fiadone that you will be served for dessert, in a bed and breakfast in Balagne, or a boutique hotel in Corsica. This dessert is indeed a sweet and refined one, that takes pride of place as one of the first treats offered in a gourmet Balagne basket. The other miracle tastes must be added as well, including wines from crops near the sea, thus giving rise to a specific quality of the beverages, certified by the AOC-Calvi Balagne. Olive oil, another regional Corsican product, wins the Palme d'Or of taste and refinement. And of course, the local Honey and cheese also provide subtle flavors that deliver a little more to food lovers. Among your holiday activities in Corsica, consider the discovery of the delights of Balagne.

    Some events not to miss in Calvi...

    • Calvi Jazz Festival - end of June
    • Exhibition of Contempory Art - from middle of June to the end of August
    • Calvi on the Rocks - beginning of July (electronic music fest)
    • Polyphonic Songs Encounters of Calvi - middle of September
    • Wind Festival – Festiventu in Calvi - end of October

    You'll find all events, concerts and more on the website.

    How to get there

    Balagne has:

    • One airport to Calvi located 7 km (~4 miles) from downtown (about 10 minutes by car)
    • A trading port in Calvi located downtown
    • A port of trade in Ile-Rousse near the railway station and close to the islands of La Pietra, a 10-minute walk from downtown

    *The other closest port and airport are those of Bastia (about 1h30)

    By air from France:

    By air from abroad:

    • Information: Calvi Airport - Ste Catherine: +33 (0) 4 95 65 88 00

    *There is no shuttle service between the airport and downtown, only taxis and private transportation companies serving the airport:
    - CTS: 04 95 65 30 36 - Bee: 04 95 65 03 10 - TaxiTadelle: 06 79 80 93 03 - Eco Drivers: 04 95 65 04 72 (telephone reservation).

    By sea from France

    • Port of Calvi: +33 (0) 4 95 65 05 21 - Port of Ile-Rousse: +33 (0) 4 95 65 28 12
    • Destinations: Nice - Marseille - Toulon

    Companies: - Corsica Ferries: 0825095095 - +33 (0) 4 95 32 95 95 -  SNCM: 36 60 saying SNCM - +33 (0) 4 95 54 66 66 - Moby Line: +33 (0) 4 95 34 84 92 - The South: +33 (0) 4 95 55 25 55

    By sea from Italy and Sardinia

    • Port of Calvi: +33 (0) 4 95 65 05 21 - Port of Ile-Rousse: +33 (0) 4 95 65 28 12
    • Destinations: Genoa-Savona - Livorno (Italy) - Santa Teresa di Gallura (Sardinia)

    Companies: Corsica Ferries France: 0825095095 - +33 (0) 4 95 32 95 95 - Moby Line: +33 (0) 4 95 34 84 92

    For more information on schedules, air services, maritime, and other ports and airports of Haute-Corse:

    Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haute-Corse
    Hotel New Port
    Consular Bastia Cedex 20293
    Tel.+33 (0) 4 95 54 44 44 • Fax: +33 (0) 4 95 54 44 45

    Contact

    Office de Tourisme de Calvi
    Port de Plaisance
    BP 97
    20260 Calvi
    Tél : +33 (0)4 95 65 16 67 - Fax : +33 (0)4 95 65 14 09

 
 

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