The compact Old Town of Porto-Vecchio is home to an array of chic bars, restaurants and boutiques set amongst charming old buildings.
Porto-Vecchio is superbly located right in the centre of Corsica's most impressive coastline, with enticing beaches that easily rival any others in the Mediterranean.
The majority of the hotels in Porto-Vecchio are located in the Old Town, with some more expensive options to be found down by the marina.
Porto-Vecchio has a good selection of fashionable restaurants and eateries. There are numerous places to eat around the main square Place de la République.
If you can tear yourself away from the enticing beaches near Porto-Vecchio, you will be spoilt for choice for day trips into the centre of the island or along the coast.
Porto-Vecchio's ambience during peak season could be described as "relaxed chic", having gained a reputation for lively, sophisticated nightlife without being overly frenetic.
Images of Porto-Vecchio's historic walled Old Town and its more modern marina. In addition, beaches within easy reach and day trips from further afield.
Porto-Vecchio's helpful tourist office is located on the Rue du Docteur Camille de Rocca Serra, just north of the Place de la Republique - www.destination-sudcorse.com.
The excellent natural harbour at Porto-Vecchio "Old Port" attracted the Genoese who founded the town in 1539 as one of their defensive ports around the island.
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