Ile Rousse to France Ferry

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About Ile Rousse

Ile Rousse (which means red island) is on the noth-west coast of Corsica. It was founded by Pasquale Paoli in 1758, with the intention of creating a port not controlled by the Genoese. Lying 20 kilometres north-east of Calvi, Ile Rousse is in a splendid setting, which attracts many visitors, tourism having surpassed the port as the key activity for the town. With a reasonable beach to the south at Plage de Rindara, and small rocky islands to the north, it offers many attractions for visitors. The 18th and early 19th century architecture of the town, includes some attractive buildings. Ile Rousse has proved popular with tourists thanks to its beautiful white beaches, its exceptional climate, and an abundance of bars and restaurants.

About France

Discover fantastic shopping, a rich history, changing landscapes and amazing food and wine. France gave the world champagne, over 365 kinds of cheese, and some of the world's most famous artists. Take a ferry to France and discover Britain's favourite holiday destination.

France is the largest country in Europe, offering a spectacular variety of scenery, from the mountain ranges of the Alps and Pyrenees to the attractive river valleys of the Loire, Rhone and Dordogne and the flatter countryside in Normandy and on the Atlantic coast. The country has some 1,800 miles of coastlines to enjoy.

The weather changes frequently throughout the year as the Atlantic influences the climate of the western coastal areas from the Loire to the Basque region. Expect a mild climate and frequent rain; however, summers can be very hot and sunny. Visit the south of France, where you can enjoy the warm Mediterranean climate throughout the whole Riviera. Alternatively head inland to the French slopes of the Pyrenees or the Alps for some of the world's best skiing throughout the winter.

There is no denying that France is a land of great contrasts, offering an endless choice of enticing places to visit, a rich diversity of landscapes, cuisines, climates and people, with an exceptional cultural heritage.

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