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Port de Plaisance Calvi

Tel:+33 (0)4 95 65 16 67
Fax:+33 (0)4 95 65 14 09

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Calvi is a prosperous town and home to an expert regiment of the French foreign legion.  In fact, Calvi boasts quite a colourful military history, being attacked by Pasquale Paoli's nationalist troops along with the British in 1794.  The story goes that during the course of this battle a certain captain Horatio Nelson was wounded by flying shards and lost the use of his right eye.

Today Calvi is a popular beachside resort with the sparkling, turquoise waters of the Golfe de Calvi backed by the soaring, snowcapped Monte Cinto just 20km inland.  If you arrive towards the end of June you'll be rewarded by a jazz festival with stalls that sell traditional Corsican fare. 

Boat excursions to the seaside ports of Galeria and Girolta are also worthwhile or to bustling beach resort of Ile Rousse founded by Pasquale Paoli in 1758.

What to See - Calvi Attractions

E of the town centre, Ile Rousse 20260
a sea-life centre in the beach resort of Ile Rousse
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)4 95 60 27 81

a perched hilltop village with some breathtaking views of the Balagne region known as the garden of Corsica

Algajola Beach
Calvi 20260
explore the fine, sandy beaches that stretch from Ile Rousse to Calvi including Algajola beach

Croisieres Colombo Line
Marina, Calvi 20260
run glass-bottomed boat trips to Galeria and Girolata via the Reserve de Naturelle Scandola
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)4 95 65 32 10

Eglise St-Jean Baptiste
Citadel (up street from Caserne Sampiero), Calvi 20260
a 13th century church rebuilt in 1570 with its famous ebony statue of Jesus which was thought to have saved Calvi from the Saracens

Chapelle de Notre-Dame de la Serra
6km SW of Calvi, Calvi 20260
a handsome chapel sited on a hilltop with superb 360 views

Musee de la Corse
La Citadelle, Corte 20250
provides an interesting insight to traditional Corsican customs and traditions
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun apart from Jul-Aug:daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 95 45 25 45