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The car is the most practical to get around porto-Vecchio. Because the Porto-Vecchio city is a large space.
 
The car is the most practical to get around porto-Vecchio. Because the Porto-Vecchio city is a large space.
Porto Vecchio is best navigated on foot, as the town has a one-way traffic system that makes it virtually impossible to navigate my auto.
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City centre of Porto Vecchio is best navigated on foot, as the upper town has a one-way traffic system that makes it virtually impossible to navigate my auto.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
 
'''The old Genoese walled town ''' (Upper Town)
 
 
Porto-Vecchio's fortresses : '''The Bastion de France''' (occupied by French troops during the surrender of the town to the King of France on June 14, 1769) restored in 1989.
 
 
Genoise Gate : beautiful view of the Harbour, sea, surrounding valley and mountains.
 
 
'''Porto-Vecchio's main square''' (place de la république) and the '''St Jean-Baptists church'''.The main square is surrounded by a tangle of picturesque back streets where you can find a wealth of boutiques, restaurants and plane tree shaded cafe.
 
 
'''Porto-Vecchio Marina'''
 
 
The deep natural marina of Porto-Vecchio attracts numerous impressive yachts, pleasure craft, international ferries and fishing boats.
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
There are many fine sandy '''beaches''' in the area, and the windsurfing and kite-surfing spot at Golfo di sogno.
 
''Palombaggia : The most famous beach on the island with white sand, shallow clear blue water, protected by pink granite rocks and backed with pine trees.
 
Santa Giulia
 
Rondinara
 
Cala Rossa : A unique and intimate sandy beach in the [[porto-Vecchio]] Gulf''
 
  
'''Boat excursions''' ("promenades en mer") from [[Porto-Vecchio]] to [[Bonifacio]] or to the wild Lavezzi Islands nature reserve.
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==Buy==
  
'''Alta Rocca''' excursions with the the '''Bavella Needles'''.
 
 
==Buy==
 
 
Porto-Vecchio has several souvenir shops, as well as some stores selling specialty Corsican food, such as wild boar sausage and local cheeses. There are several hyper-markets (bigger than super markets) just north of town along the main road.
 
Porto-Vecchio has several souvenir shops, as well as some stores selling specialty Corsican food, such as wild boar sausage and local cheeses. There are several hyper-markets (bigger than super markets) just north of town along the main road.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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The town has dozens of excellent restaurants, some with beautiful views over the harbour, and a main square where you can sip your latte while people watching.
 
The town has dozens of excellent restaurants, some with beautiful views over the harbour, and a main square where you can sip your latte while people watching.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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*<drink name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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===Hotels===
 
===Hotels===
  
* <sleep name="Hotel Aiglon Bylitis" address="Route du commandant L'Herminier - 20137 Porto Vecchio" phone="+33 4 95 70 13 06" email="info@hotel-aiglon-bylitis.com" fax="+33 4 95 70 19 38" checkin="" checkout="" price="46€" url="http://www.hotel-aiglon-bylitis.com/"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hotel Aiglon Bylitis" address="Route du commandant L'Herminier - 20137 Porto Vecchio" phone="+33 4 95 70 13 06" email="info@hotel-aiglon-bylitis.com" fax="+33 4 95 70 19 38" checkin="" checkout="" price="€46" url="http://www.hotel-aiglon-bylitis.com/"></sleep>
*[http://www.hotel-alcyon.com Hotel *** Alcyon] Center city
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*[http://www.hbcorsica.com Hotel *** Belvedere] on the sea, Luxury Porto-Vecchio Hôtel
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* <sleep name="Alcyon Hotel" alt="" address="" directions="City centre" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.hotel-alcyon.com" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hotel Belvedere" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.hbcorsica.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Luxury hotel at the seaside.</sleep>
  
 
===Villas and apartments===
 
===Villas and apartments===
*[http://www.corsica-villa.com Corsica villa : Villa Calita] A private holiday villa in Porto-Vecchio - Cala Rossa Beach
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*[http://www.palombaggia.com villas ** Belvedere Palombaggia] Beach of Palombaggia
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*[http://www.villa-marinarossa.com Villa Marina Rossa] A luxury holiday villa with private pool in [[Corsica]].
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* <sleep name="Villa Calita" alt="" address="Cala Rossa Beach" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.corsica-villa.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Private holiday villa.</sleep>
  
*[http://www.pv-holidays.com/scripts/fiche_produit.php?id_ofr=22&id_sai_passe=2&date=2009-04-04&duree=7&code=VHAV36 "Residence Alta Strada - Sainte Lucie de Porto Vecchio"] +33 1 58 21 55 84, Here are 8 villas of the residence has four groups of two semi-detached villas built around the swimming pool amidst greenery (one independant villa). Approximately 15 metres apart, they all have a view onto the swimming pool and gardens and are designed to respect each villa’s privacy. The beautiful Pinarellu beach is 3 km away. Vehicle necessary.
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* <sleep name="Belvedere Palombaggia villas" alt="" address="Palombaggia beach" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.palombaggia.com" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
  
==Get out==
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* <sleep name="Residence Alta Strada" alt="" address="Sainte Lucie de Porto Vecchio" directions="" phone="+33 1 58 21 55 84" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">1 independant villa plus 8 villas in 4 groups of 2 semi-detached villas built around a swimming pool. Villas are approximately 15 m apart, all have a view onto the swimming pool and gardens and are designed to respect each villa’s privacy. Pinarellu beach is 3 km away. Own transport is necessary.</sleep>
  
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* <sleep name="Residence Monte Marina" alt="in front of Tarco beach" address="Tarco beach" directions="" phone="330495732240" email="montemarina@wanadoo.fr" fax="" url="http://www.corse-locations-marina.com" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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==Get out==
  
 
{{IsPartOf|South Corsica}}
 
{{IsPartOf|South Corsica}}

Revision as of 17:34, 18 February 2013

Porto-Vecchio is a city on the French island of Corsica.

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Understand

You will find in Porto-Vecchio a unique mix of both idyllic unspoilt beaches along Corsica's southern coast and breathtaking mountain scenery. The city boasts an historical Old Town bustling with picturesque bars, restaurants, designer boutiques, hotels and a beautiful marina in the majestic Porto-Vecchio gulf, attracting international yachts.

Get in

There are buses from other major Corsican towns, and ferries from other locations. If driving to town in the summer months, it is best to arrive very early, before 10 (or even 9 in August) to ensure parking near the town center. On cloudy or rainy days in August traffic jams may stretch 2 hours long getting into or through town.

Get around

The car is the most practical to get around porto-Vecchio. Because the Porto-Vecchio city is a large space. City centre of Porto Vecchio is best navigated on foot, as the upper town has a one-way traffic system that makes it virtually impossible to navigate my auto.

See

Do

Buy

Porto-Vecchio has several souvenir shops, as well as some stores selling specialty Corsican food, such as wild boar sausage and local cheeses. There are several hyper-markets (bigger than super markets) just north of town along the main road.

Eat

The town has dozens of excellent restaurants, some with beautiful views over the harbour, and a main square where you can sip your latte while people watching.

Drink


Sleep

Hotels

  • Hotel Aiglon Bylitis, Route du commandant L'Herminier - 20137 Porto Vecchio, +33 4 95 70 13 06 (, fax: +33 4 95 70 19 38), [1]. €46.
  • Alcyon Hotel, (City centre), [2].
  • Hotel Belvedere, [3]. Luxury hotel at the seaside.

Villas and apartments

  • Villa Calita, Cala Rossa Beach, [4]. Private holiday villa.
  • Belvedere Palombaggia villas, Palombaggia beach, [5].
  • Residence Alta Strada, Sainte Lucie de Porto Vecchio, +33 1 58 21 55 84. 1 independant villa plus 8 villas in 4 groups of 2 semi-detached villas built around a swimming pool. Villas are approximately 15 m apart, all have a view onto the swimming pool and gardens and are designed to respect each villa’s privacy. Pinarellu beach is 3 km away. Own transport is necessary.

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