Apartment Frères Arena


Apartment Frères Arena

L'Ile Rousse, Corsica

Just steps away from the centre of L'Ile Rousse, Frères Arena will give you the opportunity to live in the heart of this attractive and bustling town.

Frères Arena is a charming apartment close to the heart of L’Ile Rousse’s old town and a great base for a beach holiday. Although set in an old building, the apartment offers a pleasant décor, modern conveniences with high quality fittings and above all, great comfort. Just a short stroll away from the town’s many facilities, including the covered market place, lively restaurants and bars, numerous shops and the long sandy beaches – the apartment really appeals to anyone who appreciates authentic Corsica. L’Ile Rousse has certainly kept its traditional way of life and you will be soon charmed by the old game of pétanque continually played in the main square. Due to the steep steps leading up to the apartment, this property may not suit families with young children. Apartment Frères Arena is a perfect choice for those wanting a holiday with everything on their doorstep.



  • Features a shower with seperate WC, TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwsher, microwave, and kitchen area.

Things to see and do in the area

L’Ile Rousse old town

Wander the streets and make sure you take a trip to the market held every morning in a majestic covered market place. The produce is local and fresh and includes fish, vegetables, local honey, charcuterie and cheeses. There are ample restaurants to choose from in the narrow streets and around the main square beneath the plane trees and the silver sand of L’Ile Rousse beach is very tempting.

'Le Petit Train'

For the young or the old take a trip on 'Le Petit Train' a tourist train of L’Ile Rousse which will show you the sites at a leisurely pace.

Visit Calvi Town & The Citadel

Calvi Towns social life focuses on the many restaurants and cafés of the quai landry which is a large seafront walkway that links the marina and the port effortlessly. To get the best possible feel of the town, this is the place to be! A walk up through the narrow passageways off quai landry will take you to rue Clemenceau where you will find an array of restaurants and souvenir shops plenty. Further walking will present the Ste-Marie-Majeure, built in 1774.

L’lle Rousse - Calvi by train

This regular service allows you to explore the coastline to the west of L’lle Rousse, stopping at all of the beaches en route. The line, built in the 1880’s and 1890’s hugging the coast is undoubtedly one of the worlds most scenic railways. The complete journey takes approx 50 minutes, and depending on the time of year travelling, there are between 5 and 10 return journeys a day.


This is the village where it is believed that Christopher Columbus' mysterious mother was born. The village has a couple of charming restaurants and sports facilities. Why not go pony trekking through the Balagne hills to discover the area’s true natural beauty?

Explore the mountain villages of Haute-Balagne

Drive on the mountain roads that meander up to the fortress villages clinging to the hillsides and take in the astounding views across the maquis-carpeted mountains down to the coastline below. You can also follow the craft trail "Strada di l'Artigiani" and sample the local specialities en route.


Explore the narrow streets of Sant'Antonino, the oldest inhabited village in Corsica and labelled as "one of the most beautiful villages in France". The village affords 360° views of the surrounding countryside and coast, has several restaurants, a local produce shop and the famous ‘maison du citron’ (run by Mr Antonino), which serves excellent citron pressé.




Large open plan living room/dining room with kitchen area, double bedroom, bedroom with bunk beds, shower room, separate wc.


Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, television, DVD player, Wi-Fi.


Beach: L'Ile Rousse 350m Restaurants: 20m Shops: 100m Main Town: L’Ile Rousse 100m Airport: Calvi 24km, Bastia 72km


Hand Picked By

Irene Jones

Unspoilt, un-commercialised and truly beautiful. I discovered Corsica only a few years ago and fell in love with it. It’s an Island of immense natural beauty, with stunning coastlines, clear turquoise waters, breath-taking mountain scenery, medieval villages and chic seaside resorts which capture the hearts of returning visitors year after year. The great news is that you can now fly to Corsica direct from Bristol Airport, which is a real bonus.

Irene Jones

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departure dates
  • Board Basis: Self catering
  • Departure Airport: Bristol
  • Guide Price: Please call for latest price
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