Sitting quietly on the coast in the northern part of the island of Corsica is the small fishing town of Ile Rousse. The town has a traditional feel and is one of the best places to learn about the island's history and traditions without the usual flock of tourists. An Ile Rousse holiday centres on rest and relaxation, allowing you to unwind with a few activities should you be feeling energetic. An Ile Rousse holiday rental villa has all of the comforts of home and offers some spectacular views of the sea.
As a small port town in the north part of the island, an Ile Rousse holiday places an emphasis on rest and relaxation in pleasant surroundings. There is a beautiful white sandy beach where there is a small range of activities available such as fishing, sailing, swimming and diving. Other activities that are available in the town include horse riding, tennis, walking and cycling. The town has a traditional feel to it with paved streets mixing with old cobbled ones. The port, the sailing harbour, the sea life centre and the Torra di I'Isula Rossa, which is a 15th century Genoese tower, are also worth seeing.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Ile Rousse holiday rental villa, then there are lots of great, traditional towns and villages to be explored on the island. The 20 minute journey to the neighbouring town of Calvi is definitely recommended. Calvi's main attraction is the citadel which was constructed in the 15th century as a military outpost. There is also the Maison Colomb which is rumoured to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Christopher Columbus and the Governor's Palace which dates back to the 13th century.
If you are looking to book a fantastic Ile Rousse holiday rental villa, then you can expect to experience warm summers and very mild winters. The summer months of July and August tend to be the warmest with daytime temperatures reaching as high as 27°C. The winter months of January and February offer visitors daytime temperatures of 8°C. The annual rainfall amount for the town is 20 inches.
Travel to Ile Rousse, France Travellers on an Ile Rousse holiday can land at Calvi-Sainte-Catherine International Airport (CLY) which is approximately 20 minutes away from the town. Airlines that offer affordable, indirect flights to the area include Air France, KLM, Compagnie Corse and Titan Airways. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as London Stansted (STN), Leeds (LBA), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX) and Edinburgh (EDI).