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Virginie Ferrand Sereni

The village embodies the soul of the island’s identity and even in the XXIst century, it is still a place where the Corsican town dwellers find refuge during weekends and the summer season. Either made of schist in the north-east or made of granit in other regions, the village offers an enchanting maze of narrow little streets and merges private space and public space. Built most of the time between 600 and 800 metres of altitude, the villages have kept some traces of the agropastoral civilisation: as guardians of the transhumances’ memory, the enclosures, summer sheepfolds and terracing are never far away.

Last modified: 20 March 2017

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