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Created 16-Jun-12
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On Friday, May 25, 2012, we drove to Nice and boarded a ferry that sailed for Corsica in the early afternoon, arriving in Bastia around 8 o'clock that evening. We then headed to L'Ile Rousse on the northwestern part of the island where we stayed until Monday, May 28 (a public holiday in France). On Saturday, we visited Saint-Florent, and on Sunday, we took a lovely drive through the hinterland. We also spent a bit of time in Calvi on Monday before boarding a ferry back to Nice. Except for bringing our car and a Nespresso machine (yes, really!), we traveled light: all photos in this gallery were taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 compact camera. The Nikon stayed at home for this one!
The "La Pietra" hotel in L'Ile RousseA room with a view!View from our balconyWhat we woke up to...The "Club Med 2", world's largest sailing cruise shipThe Genovese tower on the other side of the hotelThe lighthouse and the towerGenovese towers were mainly used as lookoutsThe L'Ile Rousse lighthouseClimbing up to the lighhtouseOn the way upAlmost thereThe view from the topLocal floraLocal floraOn the way into townView of L'Ile RousseThe small harborAt the rail stationWalking along the sea shore

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:France
Keywords:Calenzana, Calvi, Corbara, Corsica, L'Ile Rousse, Saint Florent, Saint-Florent