A Merula


Calvi & la Balagne  |  Calvi Town

Studios or 1 bedroom apartments / 1 shower room - Sleeps 2

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An adult-only retreat, this collection of lovely apartments feature a shared pool and lush gardens in an idyllic setting – just a few minutes' walk from Calvi and its superb beach.


Welcome Pack 

  • We provide our customers staying at this property with a welcome pack that contains fruit juice, milk, beer, sliced bread, Corsican cake, Corsican pâté and jam


A Merula has been a favourite with British holidaymakers for many years, providing a great value for money option for couples. All 25 apartments are set within spacious and immaculately kept gardens in a peaceful location, yet just a short walk from the fabulous beach and Calvi.

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The English-speaking owners, Marie-Laure and Christophe, are always on hand to help and it is clear to see how passionate they are about their properties. With skilfully landscaped grounds as well as an abundance of flowers, plants and trees, much care and attention has been put into the properties making them a real little oasis in the middle of town.

The A Merula apartments provide a real home-from-home; each is individually styled with personal touches and a great deal of care. They all differ in size, all have air-conditioning and most have views over the gardens or the swimming pool from a balcony or terrace. The kitchenettes are equipped with a hob and microwave; however, there are numerous bars, restaurants and shops within a 10-minute walk.

For an evening out, try the Quai Landry, the promenade overlooking Calvi marina, which is a fantastic location for a relaxing drink, watching the sunset and enjoying a spot of people watching.

Our guest's opinion 

"This is one of the nicest places in which we have ever stayed. A complete oasis of tranquillity, in a superb location. However, what really made the place perfect are the owners."

- Mrs Edmunds, Guest


Good to know

  • No local charges to pay as the Taxe de Séjour is included in the price of your holiday

  • An optional €50 cleaning deposit will be discussed with all guests upon check in

  • 15-minute walk to the train station




Studio: Open-plan living area with kitchenette, twin or double bed, air-conditioning, shower room with wc, balcony or terrace.

One bedroom apartment: Open-plan living area with kitchenette, double or twin bedroom, air-conditioning in the living area, shower room and wc, balcony or terrace.


Shared pool (11m x 5.5m), shared laundry room, microwave, dishwasher (one bedroom apartments only), Wi-Fi available in the gardens and pool area, parking, electric vehicle charging point.


  • Beach: Calvi 350m
  • Restaurants: 350m
  • Shops: 350m
  • Main Town: In Calvi
  • Airports: Calvi 7km, Bastia 95km

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Apartments at A Merula

Studio 23/25m²

From £599pp

Sleeps up to 2 

 Minimum child age: 18  

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1 Bedroom Apt 30/33m²

From £749pp

Sleeps up to 2 

 Minimum child age: 18  

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About the Local Area


Calvi's 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 Clémenceau where you will find an array of restaurants and souvenir shops plenty. Further walking will present the Ste-Marie-Majeure, built in 1774 and from this a flight of steps will introduce you to the modern high street which is the point of entry to the wonderful citadel.

Wherever you are in Calvi, you will never be short of inspiration for a bite to eat. The marina offers a host of seafood options, the more inland streets present pizzerias and Corsican restaurants and of course the cafés complete the variety.


Calvi's main beach
Calvi's beach is a huge sweeping crescent of white sand fringed by woods of planted maritime pines and it has something for everyone: it is patrolled by lifeguards in the summer and has a gentle shelving gradient that is perfect for all ages, including toddlers. It boasts a fine array of restaurants and cafés nearby - some of which serve directly onto the beach whilst you bask on your sunlounger; not to mention a diverse range of water sports activities for the more energetic.

Pointe de la Revellata
At this headland, just three kilometres west of Calvi Citadel, there is a sandy beach and tiny coves which can only be reached on foot or bike. A great, more secluded alternative to the town beach that gives an idea of the wilder coastline to be explored on the west coast of Corsica.

Ste Restitude
A picturesque and secluded beach that can be reached by train or by a two hour walk along the coast. Backed by macchia and pine trees, swimming conditions are perfect at Ste Restitude with soft sand and clear water. There is a restaurant serving refreshments but little else.


Calvi on the Rocks
This festival held in July is a youthful music and arts festival with a mix of electronic music and digital art and includes a concert each night in the citadel.

Rencontres Polyphoniques de Calvi
Polyphonic singing is at the heart of Corsican culture and musicians from around the world perform in the citadel at this event.

Fiera di San Petru
Held in Lumio in mid July, this is a village festival with exhibitions celebrating stone-masonry and stone-related crafts made in the village from iron ore mined on Cap Corse.

Foire de l'Alivu in Montegrosso
Around 10,000 visitors honour the olive in July, in a delightful olive grove setting with exhibitions demonstrating olive production over the years and artisans selling refreshments and local produce. 

Foire de l'Amandier in Aregno
Held in the Balagne village of Aregno every August, the Foire de l’Amandier includes tastings, painting exhibitions, events for children and cooking contests all based around the almond and its trees.



Calvi has so much to see and do, there is something to suit everyone!

Calvi Citadel
If you don’t mind the climb to the top through the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways, then a visit to the citadel is a must during your holiday. From here, the views across the bay to the mountains are magnificent.

Music Lovers
For energetic music lovers, walk up to Notre Dame de la Serra to listen to the violinist playing in the chapel. At 216m above Calvi, you will also be rewarded with fabulous views across the bay below and don’t forget to take water, a hat and sun cream.

Each week held at the Cathédrale Saint Jean-Baptiste, which stands at the highest point of the Citadel you can experience Corsican Polyphonic singing with the concerts of “Chansons polyphoniques”.

Water sports, Jet-ski & Boat Rental
There are a number of places in Calvi where you are able to participate in ‘on the water’ activities. Waterskiing, motorboats of all sizes, parascending and jet-ski hire to name but a few, plus English speaking instructors are available for windsurfing, sailing and kitesurfing. All these activities are bookable in advance through local companies.

Train Journeys
Taking a train journey is a delightful and different way to experience the varied and wonderful landscapes of Corsica.

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

Balagne villages
Take a coach trip for half a day around the old Balagne villages, or take a full day to travel a little further afield. Perched high above the sea, the fortress villages of the Haute-Balagne offer dramatic mountains landscapes and spectacular views over the coastline. Stop en route to sample the local produce or visit one of the workshops along the craft trail "Strada di l'Artigiani".

Bonifato forest
Explore the Bonifato forest, a spectacular pine forest with hidden rock pools and stunning views over Calvi bay with walks of varying difficulties.