Corsica Holidays

Stéphane Luiggi

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.

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“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.

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The Villa

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. 

  • 4 double/twin rooms with en-suites

  • 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

Key Activities

  • 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 (20 minutes from Calvi airport CLY) 

All transport / taxi service to beaches, restaurants 

Travel to Corsica. Recommended route: STN - CLY 

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 2021

Stéphane Luiggi

MAY
23-30

£1500

single

occupancy

£1000pp
JUNE
6-13

£1700

single

occupancy

£1200pp
JUNE
13-20

£1700

single

occupancy

£1200pp
SEPTEMBER
5-12

£1700

single

occupancy

£1200pp
SEPTEMBER
12-19

£1600

single

occupancy

£1100pp

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 by Air Corsica (partners of Air France) have been suspended for 2021 (Brexit & Covid) but will hopefully return in 2022.

Flights will be operated by Easyjet on the Manchester - Bastia route and London Gatwick - Bastia route. 

Please click here to book your flight

Once your transport is secured we will provide bank details for payment of a deposit of 30%.

Another 30% to be paid 90 days before the holiday, the final 40% to be paid 30 days before the holiday. 

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