Calvi & The Balagne Holidays
We are pleased to launch our 2013 Corsica programme. Click here for a full list of our Calvi and Balagne holiday properties. Alternatively, use the search boxes for a more detailed search.
A walled citadel on an outcrop of granite; cobbled streets of old houses and fishermen mending their nets by the harbour – Calvi has kept its ancient maritime character intact, while basking in contemporary cosmopolitan culture. Quai Landry, which links the yacht marina and the port, is populated by bustling cafés and piano-bars, and a holiday in Calvi will surely draw you into its world of music at some point – from jazz and folk, to international festivals and remote village fairs. Past the promenade, the setting is as lovely as ever: la Pinède, four miles of pine-backed bay and gently shelving beach, curving below the Balagne and its distant mountains.
The Garden of Corsica
With its fertile soil and softly rolling hills, the 'Garden of Corsica' has attracted settlers through the ages; and an idyllic countryside of olive and fruit groves, vineyards and tiny hilltop villages today give holidays in the Balagne a very special flavour. Algajola, with its old castle on the water’s edge, and the lively port of Île Rousse, where sunsets make the offshore pink rocks blush to terracotta, are simply unforgettable. The little Trinichellu narrow-gauge railway connects the towns, rumbling on beyond the mountains. Our Calvi and Balagne holiday properties include a stone stable and a shepherd's bergerie stylishly converted into villas; a luxury roof-top apartment at the heart of the old town; and an 18th century Genoese domaine – just one of our hand-picked luxury hotels.