Stéphane Luiggi, founder and owner of French Living, is closely attached to the stunning Mediterranean island of Corsica. His father grew up in the pretty beachside village of Algajola in the North of the island, close to the towns of Calvi and Ile Rousse.
“I invite you to spend a week with me in Corsica. You’ll stay in a stunning contemporary Villa, sharing with up to 8 guests in total, and I will immerse you into Corsican island life.
At the end of your stay, you will have tasted the food, experienced the culture, heard the language, the music and most definitely appreciate why Corsica is called L’Ile de Beauté – The Island of Beauty.
I’ll cook for you some of my favourite family dishes, as well as point you in the direction of some superb local restaurants. We’ll shop in the famous open air Ile Rousse market before I give you all a simple cookery demo back at the villa.
No need to worry about negotiating Corsica’s narrow and winding roads, because I will be driving you expertly around the island, taking you to explore all the must-see places of the Balagne, as well as some off-the-radar beauty spots.”
Let Stéphane explain :
Many of the Luiggi family; uncles, aunties, cousins and second cousins still live on the island and Stéphane returns often for frequent family gatherings.
Corsica is a little known and very unspoilt part of France, a hidden gem, rather like French Living! This is why Stéphane has decided to share his love and knowledge of the island, its people and culture, by creating Corsica Holidays.
Built in 2014, this modern and spacious villa is situated 600 metres from Algajola beach, between Calvi and Ile Rousse.
It’s a calm and quiet base from which to explore the island, and an idyllic haven for relaxing at the end of the day.
The Villa has 4 double/twin rooms with en-suite shower room. 2 of the bedrooms also have toilet in the en-suite. The other 2 have en-suite shower room but toilet is in the corridor, just a few steps from the room door, with automatic light at night. Rooms are allocated on a first booked first choice basis.
Air conditioning throughout
Contemporary spaces designed with privacy in mind
Heated swimming pool
Stupendous sea and mountain views
600m to nearest sandy beach,
Private outdoor spaces overlooking the maquis
The Citadel, harbour and shopping at Calvi
Ile Rousse's daily fresh produce open air market
The village of Sant'Antonino, one of the prettiest in France
Pigna and Aregno's arts and crafts, pottery demonstration
Bonifato – swimming in the mountain river rock pool
Pétanque playing – with "apéro" to follow, of course!
Wine tasting session at the villa, and visit to a vineyard
Visit to Essential Oils distillery
Tasting of liqueurs, wines, jams, honeys at the domaine where they are produced
Your holiday includes
Your holiday does not include
7 night stay in a contemporary Villa
Breakfast every morning
4 Evening meals cooked by Stéphane, with some drink and wine
Tea/coffee/fruit and snacks
All visits and activities, hosted by Stéphane
Transfer from airport to villa (75 minutes from Bastia airport BIA)
All transport / taxi service to beaches, restaurants
Travel to Corsica. Recommended route: LGW - BIA with EasyJet
Lunch (we will be out and about a lot, so will grab light lunches wherever visits take us, or you may pack your own lunch of course)
3 Evening meals - your opportunities to eat out on your own terms
I love bringing like-minded people together...
"I love bringing like-minded people together to share the discovery of something new. I suppose this is why French Living’s Discovery Evenings are so successful. In fact many wonderful friendships have been created thanks to these events.
I feel the same will happen with these week-long breaks in Corsica. The villa is spacious enough for people to enjoy their own private space, creating a perfect blend of social, relaxation and discovery.”
Pricing for 2024
Ready to book ?
Send Stéphane an email to check availability for the week you would like.
If availability is confirmed we will hold your places for 24 hours, to give you time to book your flights.
Flights are operated by EasyJet Gatwick - Bastia (LGW-BIA)
Once your transport is secured we will provide bank details for payment of a deposit of 400pp.
Another 400pp to be paid 90 days before the holiday, the final 450pp to be paid 30 days before the holiday.
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