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The Sanguinary Islands and the Parata

The Sanguinary Islands and the Parata


During your holidays in Corsica, in the Ajaccio region, how about discovering a site labeled Grand Site de France?
With exceptional landscapes as imposing as fragile, the Sanguinary Islands and the Grand Site de la Parata offer you an immersion in a protected nature according to the values ​​of sustainable development

Visit the Sanguinary Islands, a marvel of Corsican nature

12 km from Ajaccio by the coast road (where Tino Rossi had his house) and 3 hours return trip by motorboat from Ajaccio harbour, the Sanguinary islands rock formation runs 6 km along the coast from the Genoese Tower of Parata (1608), and the North-East promontory of the Mezzomare.

This is the great island whose lighthouse was built in 1845 and made famous by writer Alphonse Daudet. It is part of an archipelago of several other islands that are a paradise for seagulls and cormorants.

Around the Parata the municipality has created delightful and easy paths along which an amazing variety of plants grow in profusion, among them cistus, iris, mugwort and groundsel
Some accommodations located nearby the Sanguinary islands will enable you to enjoy an marvellous setting.

The sunsets on the Sanguinary islands are particularly flamboyant as red rays are reflected back from the ruby-red rock formations.
The islands were formerly known as Sangonaires, as they marked the separation between the gulfs of Sagone and Ajaccio.

But they are blood red according to their modern name sanguinary islands as indeed as they appear, as the setting sun floods them with the ruddy light they reflect back, as it were with a vengeance!
They have from time immemorial been an outstanding attraction, exerting a magnetic pull on all visitors.

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