Visit Sartene

remarkable village
Visit Sartene

Sartene inspired the writings of Prosper Mérimée, and it is easy to understand why, as, perched high above the Monte Rosso and overlooking the Rizzanese valley, it is stunningly beautiful.

Its granite constructions give the village of Sartene an edge-of-the-world air. Enjoy the unobstructed views at the Jardins de l'Échauguette, a delicious restaurant by the fortress wall. In the shade of its lush garden, food and view are equally magnificent.

Keep on exploring the region and discover the archaeological site of Cauria, an impressive collection of menhirs and dolmens, located about 15 kilometres further south and out towards the coast.

Do not miss the chance to try the baths at Caldane, again around 15 km away but to the northeast of Sartene this time: this slightly sulphureous hot spring has therapeutic and relaxing properties. The water comes to the surface at 38°C (100°F), and the baths themselves are blocks of granite surrounded by nature. To ensure optimum wellbeing, the baths should not be used for more than 20 minutes a day!

Caldane thermal baths
20112 Sainte-Lucie de Tallano
+33 (0)4 95 77 00 34
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Jardins de l'Échauguette
Place de la Viardola
20100 Sartène
+33 (0)6 20 40 71 49
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