Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa: Sea Therapy in Southern Corsica

Dec 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Leave your door ajar and the rhythmic ebb and flow of the sea over the rocks outside your bedroom provides the perfect accompaniment to sleep—the ideal location of Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa snug along Corsica’s southern shore allows for this every night. With sliding glass doors, guests have a picture perfect view out to nearby rocky ledges licked by rolling waves of surf, a mesh of green forest beyond, and a long slim arm of a promontory pointing its fingers out to the Mediterranean.

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Hotel La Villa: Quiet Corsican Retreat Amid France's Rolling Hills

Nov 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Perched high amid rambling hills, the location of northwest Corsica’s La Villa Hotel could hardly be more picturesque as it overlooks the ochre-colored citadel of Calvi and the sparkling bay waters of the Mediterranean far below. Sensitive architectural design of terracotta roof-tiles, a beige and ochre color scheme, traditional-style dwellings and natural stone pathways enables La Villa to merge seamlessly into the verdant host environment.

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Hôtel Castel Brando: A 19th Century Mansion in Cap Corse

Nov 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

More a walled Mediterranean-style chateau complex than a classical medieval fortress, Hôtel Castel Brando near the picturesque Cap Corse harbor town of Erbalunga leaves one with the feeling of having stayed in the familiarity of someone’s home.

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Le Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa: An Elegant West Indies-Style Retreat on the Island of Corsica

Nov 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Such is the discreet nature of its location — screened behind thick foliage of yucca, cypress, bamboo and bougainvillea — that we bypassed the entrance to the Le Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa, located in Porto Vecchio in southern French Island of Corsica.

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Tips For Navigating the Mediterranean Isle of Corsica

Nov 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With lush vegetation, sheer rocky mountainsides and stunning land and seascapes around every heart-stopping, hairpin bend, Corsica — a French island off the coast of Italy — holds a special place in the Mediterranean. But navigating it effectively can get a little tricky. Instead of sending you out on your own, below are suggestions on activities, dining options and hidden gems discovered from my own travels.

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Casanera: Perfumer Marie Ceccaldi Creates Local Corsican Fragrances

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Dressed casually in jeans and a sleeveless white singlet under an open plaid shirt and wearing simple blue suede running shoes with pink laces, Marie Ceccaldi doesn’t seem like your average perfumer.

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From Villa to Seaside Hotel: Les Mouettes Has Blossomed Into a Four-Star Experience

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

One of the best things about Hotel Les Mouettes (translated: The Seagulls) on Corsica’s jagged western coast, is its wonderful outdoor terrace overlooking the glistening clear waters of the bay, the maquis-draped mountains and the picturesque town of Porticcio.

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