Propriano on the west coast of Corsica in Southern Corsica
Propriano and its region is the perfect alliance between wonderful beaches and creeks and scrubland where any leisure is possible.
A few numbers about Propriano
Population of Propriano : 3243 inhabitants (FNISES 2007 Sources)
Territory of Valinco and Sartenais : 73km of beaches
Traffic of passengers in the port : 85 628 (2009 sources )
Transport in Propriano
Propriano has a port managed by the chamber of commerce and industry of Ajaccio.
The town also has a marina and a fishport managed by the municipality : The Portu di Valinco.
You will also find an airfield on the road of Campomoro, particulary intended to lines in the island.
It is possible to link up Valinco Region by plain from the airports of Ajaccio and Figari which are in equidistance ( about 1h30 ).
History of Propriano
The history of Propriano is quite recent.
Its inhabitants are of Greek, Pisan and Turkish origin.
Like many Corsican towns, it is frequently invaded, e.g. by the Vandals in the 5th century and the Saracens in the 7th century.
In more recent times it is the construction of the road in 1873 connecting Ajaccio with Bonifacio that will contribute to the growth of Propriano.
Its port also begins to expand.
Cultural Heritage of Propriano and its region
- Notre Dame de la Miséricorde Church ( 1864 built by the Hess architect ), its 3 Bells ( 1881 ), the Procession statue ( 1891 )
Beaches of Propriano region
Propriano region repletes with wonderful beaches and creeks of fine sand and with turquoise waters.
The most famous :
Capu Laurozu Beach