Ile Rousse (Isola Rossa) is a commune located in Haute-Corse department of France on Corsica island. It has a total area of just 2.5 km2 (1.0 ml2) and a population of 2,930 people (2008 census).
Ile Rousse was established in 1758 by Pasquale Paoli in order to create a port that wouldn't be in the hands of Genoese like Calvi. As until 1848 Italian was Corsica's administrative language, the town was named Isola Rossa (Red Island) due to the ochre colour of its rocky islet which served as natural harbour. Along with Saint-Florent, Ile Rousse is one of only a pair of communes in the departement to feature a French name. The others kept their Italian names despite the demands of Corsican nationalists.
Corsica is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies west of Italian Peninsula, southeast of French mainland, and north of Sardinia island, Italy. Mountains make up 2/3 of the island and form a single chain. Corsica belongs to France.
The old town of Pascal Paoli, the Father of the Fatherland (le Père de la Patrie), is made up of paved, almost rectilinear, oriented north-south streets. From the quays of Ile Rousse's commercial port installed on three of the six small islands, the bridges that link the harbour complex to coast and the market with its 21 columns, the fishing port, the fortifications and the old city's houses grew over the years, beginning in 1765 until the first half of 19th century.
Certain houses are remarkable with their Florentine staircases. The first church in Ile Rousse was built in 1740 and destroyed in 1936. It gave its name to rue Notre-Dame. Next to the old Franciscan convent is the church dedicated to Notre Dame de Misericorde, while the parish church of lle-Rousse, Immaculee Conception de Marie, is located on the west of the main square, featuring enormous date palms in the shade of which it's nice to play a game of petanque.
The new town harmoniously blends with the old at place Paoli, shaded by old plane trees. The old town offers tourists the chance to stroll on the partly restored old paving stones, along the streets with historic names: Agilla, Napoleon, les freres Arena (Arena brothers), Pasquale Paoli, Louis Philippe.
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