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Ajaccio, Corsica

Renowned as Napoleon's birthplace, Ajaccio's many squares and plazas pay homage to the conqueror who never returned home. Located along Corsica's west coast, Ajaccio is a short drive away from hospitable beaches, soaring mountains and unforgettable gorges. Visitors to the town can walk along the quaint streets, stroll along its waterfront promenade or venture out of town to enjoy the island's natural beauty.

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Ajaccio, Corsica

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

In this, the homeland of Napoleon Bonaparte, you can't miss his actual home. Located on the Rue de Letizia, just off Rue Saint Charles, Maison Bonaparte features period furniture and family portraits.

Other Fun Things to Do

Visit Ajaccio's 16th-century cathedral dedicated to La Madonuccia, the city's patron saint who is thought to have protected the residents from the Black Plague.
Enjoy a rest in the Place Foch, the city's finest square. Lined with palm trees, it features a statue of Napoleon atop a fountain facing the Gulf of Ajaccio.
Stroll through Musée Fesch, the city's finest art museum, which happens to be the former residence of Napoleon's uncle. Many of the paintings were presented to Joseph Fesch by his nephew Napoleon.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

Corsican food is heavily influenced by the cuisine of both Italy and France. But it is also known for delicious and unique cheeses that are produced locally.

Local Currency

The Euro (EUR), the currency of the European Union, is the official currency of Corsica. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.

Weather in Ajaccio, Corsica


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 56° 13.33°
Average Low 40° 4.44°
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Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 1.36 in 3.45 cm


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