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    Posted November 12, 2011 by
    jeffou
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    Autumn in Corsica

     

    Past mid-september, Corsica becomes a different  place with empty beaches, vivid colours, milder temperatures and locals  with more time to spend with you.
    Most of the seasonal flights from  low cost airlines run until end of october so it is as easy to get there  as in Summer. Obviously, hotel and house rental rates start to plummet  too.
    With a milder weather, the corsican landscape changes, with  bougainvillea blooming, white and purple figue trees loaded with  delicious ripe fruits, lush forests getting bright fire colours...
    And the island is totally uncrowded while temperatures still allow for long lazy days at the beach or watersport activities.
    However,  to me, the best of the autumn season is that you will most certainly  get much more time from from corsicans themselves. My experience was  that most corsicans feel more in peace and less stressed when the crowd  is gone. They also value the fact that you are coming off-season and  therefore with broader expectations than the usual summer tourists. They  might even take you on a mountain hike or boar hunting if they find you  nice enough!

    Don't get me wrong, Corsica is certainly a great  place in summer but there is just loads to enjoy and someting different,  I find, at that time of the year.

    To see Corsica under a different light: www.corsicaexperience.com

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