Named after the islets that blush a deep russet red in the sunset, L'lle Rousse is a laid back seaside town with a central square, lively cafés, restaurants and ice cream parlours. With one of the warmest microclimates in Corsica, thanks to the sheltering Balagne hills that surround the town, and three gently shelving large beaches in close proximity, L'Ile Rousse is an ideal spot for a family holiday.
Towering above the coast, the villages of La Balagne have changed little over the centuries and you will experience a way of life that is essentially Corsican. Village life is at a slower pace, and is ideal for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of 21st century life; but, thankfully, you're still only a short drive from the Balagne's beaches.
Monticello is a delightful traditional village 5 kilometres from L’Ile Rousse with fantastic views of the coast. There are shops and restaurants in addition to picturesque walks and activities such as horse-riding and tennis.