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.
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.