Corsica and DOM-TOMs

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Re: Holiday in Corsica

When I pick up my old age pension (if I'm still alive and it's still being paid!) this is where we're going to celebrate it.

If anyone has read the book 'Come To My Table' by Louise Luiggi or goes to the French Living restaurant in Nottingham which I can highly recommend for excellent food at a sensible price, will already know about it. If anyone is interested then have a look at the links. Chris

www.frenchliving.co.uk
www.villacorsica.co.uk/

ps I ought to add that my french neighbours say that it's where thiefs and crooks hide out - they haven't been to the UK !!
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We also did a fly drive, a few years ago now. We went with one of the cheaper airlines from Stansted, had packed one case for our tent and pillows, sleeping bags etc,, and the suitcase for our clothes. The car rental was next to the airport , everything went very smoothly.It was one of our better holidays. Several campsites around Corsica, reasonably priced, we would alternate it 3 nights camping one night Hotel that way we had more money for eating out everynight in the restaurants.!!.. those were the days..... We went just out of the school holidays in June..plenty of accommodation....
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To revive this thread. This time in 2 weeks we will be in Propriano, SW Corsica and looking forward to it too! Last Sept we went to Calvi for  week and had such a lovely time. It is a beautiful island and we hope to have more holidays there.

We are driving from Carcassonne to Toulon, overnight ferry to Ajaccio and an hour and a bit to Propranio to the house we have booked. When I checked travel prices it's cheaper to take the car than to fly/drive and the cabin saved a hotel room and a horribly early morning! I don't 'do' mornings well these daze! Can't come too soon!

Calvi Citadelle



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Lucky you!
If you're booked on an evening crossing, beware of rush hour in Toulon. We got stuck in a horrendous traffic jam there, in 30° heat.
You've no doubt got your own plans, but Bonifacio and Sartène are well worth a visit.
Bonnes vacances!

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We should (?) be OK traffic wise. The ferry leaves at 21.00 and we have to be there an hour before at the latest. We will leave here early/mid morning and probably have some time in Toulon?

We booked through a group called directCorsica. They aren't agents, but people who started going on holiday a good while back and now help others. I have nothing to do with them apart from being happily helped by them..

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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>crossy67 wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">Just a thought.  Where do the ferries sail from and to for Corsica and any idea how much they are?<br></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

SNCM & Corsica Ferries are the two main operators.

Would strongly suggest going for the latter - SNCM is very strike-prone!

Services ex Marseille, Toulon, & Nice ......... to Bastia, Calvi, Ajaccio, & ile Rousse.

You'll get prices off the websites - totally dependent on dates, cabins, etc.
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