Breakfast is generally simple and continental with French bread, croissant, jams, butter and a hot drink eg. strong black coffee. Some hotels are now moving towards a more buffet style breakfast but it is not the norm. Served from around 8h00, if you need to get away early you should confirm timings the night before with the hotel.
Where included, a Half Board Evening Meal is normally a 3 course affair, generally served from 19h30 /20h00 onwards. You are likely to have soup or charcuterie as a starter, a local main course, cheeses, and / or dessert. Evening meals may be taken in local restaurants. Please note drinks are not included and should be paid for locally.
Picnics & Snacks
Picnics are not included but you can purchase provisions from the village shops. Shops are usually open from 8h30 – 12h00 then from 14h00 – 18h30 sometimes staying open later in the summer months. On Sundays and Monday mornings shops could be closed, ask at your hotel for the local opening times. Always have a stock of snack food with you, for extra energy along the way.
Vegetarians, Vegans, & Dietary Restrictions
On the GR20 and in more rural Corsican Hotels, the food is very limited for vegetarians and more so for vegans, it can be very repetitive and there may not be special dishes prepared apart. Vegetarianism is only slowly being recognised in France and is not so widespread as elsewhere in the world. Should you be allergic to gluten, eggs or milk products, the food in certain more rural hotels will be extremly limited.