Located in southern Corsica, Porto-Vecchio enjoys a strategic position between sea and mountains which makes it a region to discover or rediscover, a welcoming city of Southern Corsica where life is good.
Porto-Vecchio is today the largest conurbation of the Freto, although the historic capital is Bonifacio, former capital of the province of the same name that covered the entire region.
Highly reputed for the beaches that surround it (Cala Rossa, Palombaggia, Santa Giulia …), the Genoese city has salt marshes of about ten hectares now abandoned, which produced about 1000 tons of salt per year.
The Critérium International cycliste has been staged since 2010.
The 2013 Tour de France set off for its 100th edition of Porto-Vecchio, which became the first Corsican city to host a stage of the tour.