A citadel looks as if it was standing on the water, looking at the snowy mountain which reflects its shadows in the sea. Boats moor at the bottom of this colourful sea site, spreading into a sand beach bordered with a pinewood. The purity of its water and the treasures of its heritage are the pride of its inhabitants. Calvi coils in the North West of Corsica, like a beauty spot in the Beauty Island (as Corsica is called). Its proximity to the continent and its strategical location in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea make Calvi a place open to the world and to the people in its proximity. By plane, it is less than two hours away from most European capitals like Paris, London, Milan or Amsterdam and it offers the kind of scenery associated with farther destinations including a privileged climate throughout the year, an exceptional environment combining the sea and the mountains and a sumptuous architectural heritage. Furthermore, a wide range of sport and cultural activities is available.