Shopping in Corsica

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Let's be honest! Studying abroad comes in handy with a good shopping culture! Everyone wants to get time to explore markets and pick a few goodies to add to the cart list! Shopaholics welcome to Corsica, the land of beauty and charming crafts! This is where your shopping impulse is put to the test. With numerous shopping malls, stalls, shops, and supermarkets Corsica will certainly take thy breath away!

The larger towns have a choice of supermarkets as well as smaller specialist shops and markets. Native specialities are available in the épiceries, boulangeries and charcuteries and for the opportunity to find out more about the items visit the centres of production such as the mountain bergeries or vineyards.

There are souvenir stalls in the main resorts but if you are looking for something traditionally Corsican then we suggest you try handicraft shops or craftsmen's workshops where efforts to resuscitate the ancient arts of knife-making, pottery, stoneware, basket-weaving and glass-blowing are proving increasingly popular.


There is a daily indoor market every morning on Rue Pandolfi where you can get locally grown fruit and vegetables.


It's well worth visiting the daily market on Place Cesar-Campinchi which is one of the largest fresh produce markets on the island and although not cheap, the quality is great. Alongside bright freshly cut flowers and fruit and vegetables laid out under striped awnings are stalls selling delicacies such as fig jam, honey, wild boar sauces and ewe's milk cheeses as well as Muscat wines and myrtle liqueurs.


The fresh produce market takes place every morning on the Place de l'Hotel de Ville with stalls that sell vegetables, fish, Corsican specialities and even clothes. Corsica delights its guests with a range of interesting specialty stores. In Satrene, near Hotel U Listincu, there is an excellent store specializing in essential oils. This store sells oils of the famous brand Michele Pantalacci. Customers can choose wonderful citrus, lavender, and juniper oils, as well as numerous caring cosmetics based on them. For fans of aromatherapy and natural cosmetics, this store will be a real boon.

If you are looking for a unique shopping experience, then rest assured that the premier shopping malls are usually located in the heart of the commercial district, generally just a short journey from your accommodation. While you are there you are likely to find yourself enjoying the company of locals, who visit the luxury malls to unwind, spend time together and tour the shops at their Corsica

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