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Often known as “the garden of Corsica” due to its fertile hills, Balagne is still known as “Saint Balagne” because of the large number of religious buildings there. balagneA second adjective befitting of this place is “festive”, as everything that goes on here is an excuse for a party or festival.

At the foot of Montegrosso, explore Calenza which is set against a backdrop of olive groves, and provides the starting point for the GR 20 (long-distance hiking route).

To see: the three villages of Montegrosso, Lunghignano and its oil mill, Cassano and its star-shaped square, Montemaggiore and its commanding views over the gulf of Calvi. Sant’Antonio, a perfectly preserved medieval eyrie, Pigna, a lively craft centre and Corbara with its highly Baroque church of the Annunciation and convent that are still used as a place of retreat.

Source (Agence du Tourisme)


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