A village with a heroic and resistant past

The village of Tavaco

  • Village

30 MIN

From Ajaccio

From 1 hour to 1 day 

Visit of the village - Hiking

Exceptional panorama



Altitude: 471 metres 

Although it is surely the smallest village of the Ajaccio hinterland, and the most distant from Ajaccio (18 kms), Tavaco benefits from a remarkable natural setting.

Tavaco is known for its heroic past and its spirit of resistance.
This village has been plundered and destroyed many times by various invaders, such as the Moors and the Genoese.

St Martin's Church

At the top of the village, the church of St Martin watches over its inhabitants. In the past it was called "Notre Dame des Victoires".
An anchor adorns the altar. It is said to symbolise a victory over invaders.


Punta Sant'Eliseu

Tavaco is dominated by the Punta Sant'Eliseu. A path leads to this place which offers a breathtaking view of the Gravona valley.

Practical information:

  • Difficulty: experienced and sporty hikers
  • Duration: about 2 hours (one way)

The "Step by Step" description of this hike is available in the latest edition of our topo guide Walks and hikes in the Ajaccio region on sale at the Tourist Office of the Ajaccio region.

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The municipality of Tavaco hosts the park In Cupulattaa natural site of 2.5 hectares reserved for turtles from all over the world.