The gardens of the Regional Authority of CorsicaM.H. Dijva
In 2013, the Critérium International will begin in Porto-Vecchio once again. Corsica is delighted to play host to this particularly meaningful and exceptional event: 2013 will mark the hundredth anniversary of the Tour de France, and the Grand Départ (Official Race Start) will set off from Porto-Vecchio on 29th June.
This will allow the Isle of Beauty to be discovered in a new light. The jewel in the Mediterranean has been an international crossroads for major events throughout history. It was in Corsica that the first constitution of a modern state was drafted in 1735, by Pascal Paoli.
Corsica's economy remains highly focused on agriculture: animals, olives, wine and chestnuts, etc.
A major tourist destination, Corsica's landscape is incredibly varied, with summits rising to 2,706 metres and more than 1,000km of coastline.
Corsica’s environment is extremely protected. It is home to remarkable nature reserves including the Scandola Nature Reserve, a listed UNESCO World Heritage site, the International Marine Park, situated in the Strait of Bonifacio between Corsica and Sardinia, and the Corsica National Regional Park, a site which has a wealth of biodiversity.
Come and experience the rich beauty of our island for yourself.