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Corte, Corsica

Corsica, being French, has an abundance of beautiful little towns.

It would take a lifetime to explore them all, but we thought we’d tick another off our list.

Allow me to introduce you to Corte.

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A cobbled little university town, perched on the edge of a Corsican mountain.

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Silver May choker

Black and white dress

(Not the heavy cotton you think of when you see this print, in fact a light and twirl-able silk!)

Braided sandals // Similar basket

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Built in layers, there are hundreds of steps leading to little squares and shady spots to take a rest on your way up.

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There are pastel coloured churches

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and all sorts of other cool crepe…

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We ducked in and out of the smattering of churches around the town, forever hunting that unmistakable scent, and relishing the cool quiet, away from the hot, busy streets.

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The town is quite delightfully dishevelled.

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A world away from the postcard perfect towns of Southern France, this place’s lived-in realness gives it an added charm and beauty.

And really who can get enough of blue painted shutters?!

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We clambered up to the highest point, to see the citadel.

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The birthplace of Napoleon’s big brother, a prison during WWI, and just the place for a spot of lunch.

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After a lunch of Corsican specialities we headed down into the newer part of town for pudding.

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Layered up in quite the array of Silver May jewellery!

Choker (coming soon) // Success sparkler

Stacked Love Bangles

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Into the main square for homemade soft serve.

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Melting under the summer sun, we set our sights on a cooling swim.

Driving out into the jaw droppingly beautiful Restonica Valley.

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Winding through landscape that wouldn’t be out of place in Northern California, we sniffed out a pool for a dip.

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You’ll find endless spots along this road, just choose a favourite and jump on in!

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Much happier in the dappled shade of our natural pool.

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There are moss covered rocks for climbing on, waterfalls to discover and huge hot rocks for baking on.

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Pina colada print bikini

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With nothing but the sound of babbling water and wind in the treetops, it’s just the place to spend a summer’s afternoon.

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There’s more than a little magic in those waters.

 

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