Any excuse is good for a little getaway and what better time than Valentine's Day? How about a sunny weekend in the middle of winter?
Pack your suitcase for the Ajaccio region, we will take care of the programme...
Where to sleep?
Valentine's Day means cocooning. The hotel's indoor swimming pool Spunta di Mare is the ideal place to relax after a day of sightseeing.
Are you planning to explore the Ajaccio region? By staying at the hotel Best Western Plus Ajaccio Amirauté**** you will be only fifteen minutes by car (or bus) from the city centre and already in the right direction towards our villages.
A few minutes walk from the historic centre and close to the railway station, the hotel also has a car park. Ibis Styles*** The hotel also has a car park for your vehicle.
In the heart of the pedestrian street, rue Fesch, the hotel Fesch and Spa*** celebrates love during the whole month of February. There is surely an offer for you...
On the sea side, the residence Creste e Marelocated on the road to the Sanguinaires Islands, gives you access to the most beautiful beaches of Ajaccio.
Staying in the city centre while being in your own little flat is possible by booking at the Residence Kalliste. What's more, you can take advantage of an accommodation + car rental package!
Discover the South Shore of the Gulf of Ajaccio from the Residence A Casa Bianca by offering you a weekend for St Valentine's Day or a "One Love" gift voucher for a romantic weekend later in the year ....
What to do?
Once you have arrived in the Ajaccio region, a multitude of activities will be offered to you. Natural and cultural heritage, wine tasting, sports activities... you will be spoilt for choice.
A visit to the museums of the imperial city, a picnic composed of local specialities bought at the Marcatu d'Aiacciu to be tasted on the beach, to criss-cross the roads of the villages in the hinterland...
For the more sporty, and if the snow is there, a snowshoe outing can be organised by our service provider U Muvrinu Hiking. If you are chilly, don't hesitate to ask him for a hike by the sea or in the maquis instead 😉
Where to eat for two?
Activities are not easy, so take a seat in our restaurants and let them make your mouth water when they present their menu...
Lunch on the terrace
At the brasserie The Albayou will taste the cooking of the chef Yannick Lambert that you could discover during a report in 66 minutes on M6 a few months ago.
At Prova, it is a brasserie formula at lunchtime and in the evening it is tapas to share for the aperitif; all in a room with a refined decoration.
The Cours Napoléon, Ajaccio's main thoroughfare, is home to the city's most emblematic establishments such as The Grand Café Napoléon whose opening dates back to 1830. Sit down at its table and discover its imperial menu.
The Diamond Brewery offers you a breathtaking view of the Place de Gaulle (known as the Diamant).
A romantic dinner
What could be more romantic than a dinner with a view of the fishing port Port Tino Rossi? Book a table at Rendez-Vous. A traditional and refined cuisine will enchant your taste buds. Afterwards, take a walk along the quays to admire the boats moored there...
When it's cold, it's nice to be in a cosy place. It is under the vaulted ceiling of La Cave du Cardinal that you will dine in warmth. Let yourself be guided by the food and wine pairings recommended by the staff.
If you wish to stay for a while, go directly to the Cave du Cardinal shop to choose a good bottle of wine and some sweets to accompany it...
What to give to your partner?
No Valentine's Day without a gift! And a gift typical of the region is, in addition, a nice souvenir of your escapade.
On the Cours Napoléon, the boutique-atelier A Manu offers jewellery made of semi-precious stones with a "hand", a traditional Corsican protection amulet.
As you walk through the narrow streets of the old town, you will see the shop where Marie-Christine Marovelli, a glassmaker, displays her creations. Her jewels are unique pieces that she makes in her workshop.
Click on the pictures to discover the artisans...
WHAT SPECIALITIES TO BRING IN YOUR SUITCASE?
And what if your escapade continued even after you returned home? Go to the delicatessen and buy canistrelli, the traditional biscuits of the region. You can eat them for breakfast or a snack and they will remind you of the relaxing weekend in the Ajaccio region. Go to the biscuit factory Camedda House and at Ferrero House to discover the different assortments.
If you are more of a savoury type, you should know that they are now available as aperitif biscuits; and when you say aperitif* you say Ajaccio PDO wines. You will find good bottles in our wine shops but also directly from the wine growers.
Located on the heights of Ajaccio, the Domaine Comte Peraldi welcomes you to the heart of its vineyards.
*Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume in moderation
As promised, we have put together a little programme for your romantic getaway in the Ajaccio region. You finally have no excuse not to give in to temptation 😉