The Ile Rousse Nice ferry route connects Corsica with France. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Corsica Sardinia Ferries. The crossing operates up to 6 times each week with sailing durations from around 4 hours 5 minutes.
Ile Rousse Nice 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.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Ile Rousse Nice route is a car and 2 passengers.
Located in the Haute-Corse region of France, Ile Rousse is a town on the island of Corsica. The town was originally named Isola Rossa, the Red Island, when it was founded in 1758 by Pasquale Paoli. Its name was in reference of the ochre colour of a rocky islet that served as a natural harbour. One interesting fact is that despite Corsica being a French island, Ile Rousse is only one of two town on the island that have French names. The other town have all retained their original Italian names.
The town is a great place to spend a holiday and attracts many visitors as a result. The beach at Plaga de Rindara, to the south of the town, is lovely and definitely worth a visit. There is also a small rocky island to the north of the town that is good to explore. There are a number of beautiful late 18th and early 19th century buildings in the town which visitors can't help admiring whilst taking a leisurely stroll through the town. In Place Paoli, in the centre of the town, visitors will find a bust of Pasquale Paoli, the town's founder. Open to the sea to the south west, the square has a covered market, and providing shade under Plane trees, it is a good place to begin a venture into the old and new towns.
From the town's port, ferries depart to Nice, Toulon and Marseille.
The French city of Nice is the capital of the Cote d'Azur and is a world famous cosmopolitan tourist destination and is perfect for sun lovers. The coastline around the city is spectacular and is popular all year round with its warm and sunny summer months, and mild winters. Many visitors to the resort choose to simply relax on one of the many beaches or to swim in the azure waters off the coast. There are many free stretches of public beach in the city but there are also around 15 private beaches, called 'plages concedees', where sun loungers can be hired.
Another popular pastime whilst in the city is to take a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais (the Promenade of the English) which dates back nearly 200 years and borders the city's Mediterranean Sea coast and runs for about 6 km. There are many beautiful spots along the promenade where visitors like to sit and take in the spectacular views. The coastline of Nice is full of tourist attractions, and nearby there are also a number of appealing Côte d'Azur towns and cities. Also close to Nice are many traditional Provençal villages, which are full of character.