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Porto-Vecchio

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Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. The city hosted the start of the first stage of Tour de France 2013It is the seat of the canton of Porto-Vecchio, which it shares with Sari-Solenzara, Conca and Lecci. Porto-Vecchio is a medium-sized port city placed on a good harbor, the southernmost of the marshy and alluvial east side of Corsica. The inhabitants are called Porto-Vecchiais in French, and Portivechjacciu in Corsican.GeographyThe canton of Porto-Vecchio has a population of about 12,900 living in four communes making up a total of. It is divided in two by the commune of Zonza, which holds a section of the coast around the Gulf of Pinarellu. Porto-Vecchio has two communes to the north, Sari-Solenzara and Conca, and two to the south, Porto-Vecchio and Lecci.The commune of Porto-Vecchio is 64km east of Sartène. The north shore of the gulf has many resorts, such as Benedettu, Marina di Fiori, and others of the commune of Lecci. The east coast, a shore with cliffs, is less habitable; beyond Chiappa Point (a naturist site) the coast goes southwest to the border of Bonifacio commune.
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Beach
Plage de Palombaggia
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Plage de Santa Giulia Santa Giulia
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
plage de Tamaricciu
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Porto-Vecchio

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Historic Site
Bonifacio Citadel Bonifacio
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Island
Iles Lavezzi Bonifacio
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Farm
U Porcu RANGER Figari
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Propriano
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Porto-Vecchio

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Waterskiing / Jetskiiing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lookout
Castello D'araggio
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Watersports Center La Chiappa
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Waterfall
Cascade de Piscia
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Porto-Vecchio

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Plage Porto Novo
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Plage de Tramulimacchia Lecci
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Beach
Cala Rossa Lecci
3.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Plage de Carataggio
2.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Outdoors in Porto-Vecchio

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Outdoor Activity
Xtreme Sud
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Outdoor Activity
Destination Adrenaline
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Beach
Plage de Tarco
2.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Places to visit with Porto-Vecchio

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