Saint Florent – Corsica

Saint-Florent, Corsica

A day in Saint-Florent (San Fiurenzu in Corsican), a commune in the north west of Corsica. It took us around 40 minutes by bus from Bastia to get there and our goal was to catch the boat that goes to the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranian coast, Saleccia and Lodu. Unfortunetaly a storm was heading so the boat trips were cancelled and we spent some hours in Saint-Florent instead.

Saint-Florent was originally a fishing port…but nowadays there are more luxury yachts than fishing vessels in the harbour and this charming port town has turned into a jet set getaway. Luckily it has not turned into a St Tropez disaster…yet. So what did we do in this beautiful port town? We had a quick tour since it was not big, had a great view over the sea, ate some figs from the many fig trees that were growing nearby and finished with Italian artisanal gelato. I also asked for some chantilly on top and I think I’ve never have had that much and I was very pleased with the generosity…together with the gelato it was the ultimate cool delight in the sun. The name of the gelato bar is A Spigbella and was situated next to the harbour ;-)

Since we never had the opportunity going to the beach Saleccia, Corsica will be visited next year again!

Saint-Florent, Corsica

Saint-Florent, Corsica

Saint-Florent, Corsica

Saint-Florent, Corsica

Saint-Florent, Corsica(photo taken from the bus, on our way to Saint-Florent from Bastia)

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This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working as a Photographer. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...


  • Sandra
    18 September 2012 at 19:07

    Jag håller med. Korsika är paradiset.Vi bilade en vecka på ön 2009 och det var också där som min man friade, högt uppe på ett berg med utsikt över Calvi. Amazing. Fantastiska bilder! Mer, mer, mer!

  • Solli
    18 September 2012 at 22:03

    Sandra- var roligt att höra att du har så fina minnen därifrån :-) Jag vill gärna dit igen…hoppas på en retur redan nästa år!

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