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Welcome to Porto-Vecchio


Known as the 'St Tropez' of Corsica, Porto-Vecchio is becoming one of the most fashionable towns in southern Corsica. It is situated a scenic bay, near popular sandy beaches such as Palombaggia, Rondinara, and Santa Guilia. The old town, the Borgo, has picturesque narrow streets, and interesting sights such as the twisted tree at the Place de la Republique, the incomplete church of St Jean Baptiste, and the art gallery at the Bastion di A Funtana Vechju.

Porto-Vecchio has a few souvenir shops and excellent specialty food shops selling Corsican delicacies like wild boar sausage and local cheeses. There are a number of cafes, bars and restaurants with good opportunities for people-watching, and during the high season the city is usually buzzing with activity.

Information & Facts

French is the official language.

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels, though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques, particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not accepted.

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
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