The Nice Calvi ferry route connects France with Corsica. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Corsica Sardinia Ferries. The crossing operates up to 5 times each week with sailing durations from around 5 hours.
Nice Calvi sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
It was our first time with this company. Great crossing. The port in Nice is very busy and not very well sign posted. The ferries were pleasant and spacious. Conclusion: we would choose this company again, but from a different port.
'Rob' travelled Nice Calvi with Corsica Sardinia Ferries on Corsica VictoriaRead More Read Less
"NICE CALVI RETURN CROSSING"
Nothing to report, everything was good. My husband is disabled and the service we received was perfect. The schedule is respected. I recommend it.
'Daniel' travelled Nice Calvi with Corsica Sardinia Ferries on Corsica VictoriaRead More Read Less
"Corsica by sea"
The Mega Express 4 was a pleasurable way to travel from Bastia back to Nice. The staff were efficient and friendly, seating was comfortable in a range of different styles and locations throughout the ship and the check in process ran smoothly with the ship leaving on time. My husband and I truly enjoyed the experience and would travel again by ferry.
'Carolyn' travelled Nice Calvi with Corsica Sardinia Ferries on Corsica VictoriaRead More Read Less
As a single female traveller with a british car alone abroad for the first time the journey was pleasant, although I was apprehensive with the journey through the ports and on and off the boat However the staff were very helpful and it was pleasant being able to sit at the stern of the boat in a deck chair for the journey to Corsica The boat was clean and food was as expected all in all a good journey.
'Sarah' travelled Nice Calvi with Corsica Sardinia Ferries on Corsica VictoriaRead More Read Less
The French city of Nice is located on the south east coast of the country and lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast. It is the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region's second largest city, after Marseille. Over recent years the city has been experiencing an economic, cultural, artistic and architectural revolution. For centuries, however, Nice has been a popular destination for tourists and is within driving distance to other tourist destinations in the region including Cannes, Antibes and Villefrance-sur-Mer. The city caters for the high end traveller, with a number of luxury hotels mainly located around the Promenade des Anglais, down to the most price sensitive, with an equally good selection of backpacker hostels and cheaper hotels. The villas of Nice have never been more popular, with the most exclusive having the best views of the French Riviera coastline, with others looking inland towards the surrounding hills and vineyards.
In the heart of the city is the port which provides ferry connections to Corsica, Calvi, Bastia, Ajaccio and Ile Rousse. Passenger facilities at the port's two terminals include a tourist information office, car parking, showers, toilets, public telephones and a baby changing area.
The French town of Calvi is located on the north west coast of the island of Corsica in a large sheltered bay with lovely mountains providing a scenic backdrop. Looming large above the town to the north is the citadel and was built between the 13th and 16th centuries and is a popular attraction in the town. Once you pass through the citadel's gateway, visitors will find the Governors Palace (Caserne Sanpiero). Unfortunately the castle is not open to the public but it is possible to walk along the ramparts.
Also popular in Calvi is the Cathedral of St Jean Baptiste which was built in the 16th century on the site of an earlier church, and is of a Baroque architectural style. Located within the cathedral are a number of interesting items including a large 15th century painting named L'Annonciation by Babrabagelata, a 15th century black statue of Christ and a renaissance period baptism font.
Another popular attraction in the city is the house that is said to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus although the claim is unproven. The house is contained within the citadel and is marked by a statue.