Ajaccio Holidays

A Corsican cultural hotspot

Famed as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio holidays promise history, culture, nature and excellent food and drink on an island known for its fine weather and beautiful coastline. Ajaccio is a city teeming with historic monuments, from the ancestral home of the Bonaparte family, Maison Bonaparte, to the impressive Citadelle d’Ajaccio (fortress), while the Old Town and Borgu quarter are known for their attractive Mediterranean architecture and narrow streets.

Foodies will find holidays to Ajaccio a delight, as there are plenty of restaurants serving seafood and traditional French cuisine, accompanied by glasses of Corsican wine for which the island is famous. For the more adventurous, Ajaccio is a good base from which to explore the rest of Corsica, either by driving into its lush interior or touring around the coast and its islands by boat. Great for families and couples, as well as history buffs and foodies, holidays to Ajaccio are a super choice.

Your Ajaccio questions, answered

Ajaccio gets over 2,700 hours of sunshine per year, with temperatures in the high 20s from June through to September. Winters are mild, and the weather generally favourable.

Ajaccio has a huge variety of restaurants in terms of atmosphere and types of food. Visit those specialising in traditional dishes and delicious seafood, and try the local wine.

Yes. There are many beaches in, or near to, ⁠Ajaccio including city beach Plage de Saint-François. Travel to the Sanguinaires Islands and you’ll find rocky beaches with hidden coves.

Best things to do in Ajaccio

Go to the Musée Fesch

Founded by Napoleon Bonaparte’s uncle, Joseph Fesch, Ajaccio’s museum of fine arts – officially known as Palais Fesch musée des Beaux-Arts – houses famous works by Michelangelo, Titian and other great artists.

Take a boat trip

Corsica’s dramatic coastline is as beautiful as the island’s forested centre. Take a boat trip from Ajaccio to the rugged Sanguinaires islands, which are a haven for seabirds.

Visit Maison Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaporte was born in Ajaccio, and the statesman left quite a stamp on the world. His birthplace – Maison Bonaparte – is now a national museum found on Ajaccio’s Rue Saint-Charles.