Ajaccio Travel Guide

  • Ajaccios fishing harbour.
    Ajaccios fishing harbour.
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  • Plaque at Bonaparte's birthplace.
    Plaque at Bonaparte's birthplace.
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  • Ajaccios citadel over the harbour.
    Ajaccios citadel over the harbour.
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Ajaccio Things to Do

  • Walking the streets of Ajaccio.

    Ajaccio is not that big, or at least the part that most tourists will see, so is easily walkable. Completely flat along the harbour, where you can often see the cruiseships that come from Toulon, Nice or Sardinia, there are some gentle slopes in the old town.The cruiseship " Adventurer of the seas" on the 4th photo, is the largest in the world,...

  • Ajaccio.

    Arriving early in the morning, the first real glimpse of Ajaccio and Corsica is the lovely light that plays along the harbour and citadel walls. Of course best known as being the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio does have other things to merit a visit. The main shopping thoroughfare is the rue du Cardinal Fesch and also has the museum...

  • Memorial to Napoleon

    The memorial and grotto of Napoleon is at Place Austerlitz at the top of Cours General Leclerc Ajaccio Corsica. Napoleon is supposed to have played here has a little boy.

  • Napoleon s Birth Place

    This house is in the narrow street of Rue St. Charles Ajaccio. Napoleon was born in 1769. He lived in Ajaccio till the age of 7.Corsica is proud of him, his name is everywhere, streets , bars, hotels all carry the name Napoleon or Bonaparte. The house is a museum and open to the public

  • Ajaccio Origins

    Ajaccio's name comes from the roman Adjacium ( place of rest) and was known as a winter resting place for the shepards who came down from the mountains during the winter to stock up on supplies and also sell their wares

  • Place Foch

    Place Foch is in the centre of the old town and was once the site of the towns medieval gate, this lovely square is lined with cafes and resturants and the main Statue is of course Napoleon and is by the local sculpter Maglioli


    The building was constructed upon demand of Cardinal FESCH, a maternal uncle of Napoleon Bonaparte, with the intention of accomodating an Arts and Sciences Instirute.Born in Ajaccio in 1763 the Cardinal left at his death in Rome, a legacy of more than a thousand paintings to his native town.With regard to Italian painting, the Musée Fesch is the...

  • old typical Corse village

    it's lost in the nature, you can access thois village by foot or by boat.an old postman comes everyday to bring letters but he has hard walk to come there!! :))

  • adventurous goats!! :))

    these goats were let alone by the last farmers who lived there ( scandola) cause conditions of living were too hard...it's funny to look these goats moving in these dangerous cliffs! :)) ( click to enlarge)

  • can you see the eagle??! :)))

    this cliff has an original shape!!moreover, there's a real eagle nest on the "head" of this eagle according to the guide! :)))

  • a boat trip to "reserve naturelle of...

    you MUST do that trip if you have one free day at ajaccio. indispensable!!!you have boat each day who goes there during summer if the weather is ok. The embarcation is at the ajaccio port.UNESCO recognise it in his "patrimoine mondial".i just can show you some photos, describe with words is unuseful..here is a photo of a small cliff 20 minutes...

  • beaches of course!!

    here is the beach of Capo di feno at 15 km east of ajaccio.The road you take to go there is interesting, nice landscapes around..You have the choice of the coast road ( D111) or the road in the middle of little mountains ( D11 and D116)


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Ajaccio Restaurants

  • La Boca Loca: Tapas ambiance in Ajaccio

    by kazakorange Updated Jul 25, 2005

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    Very cool Tapas restaurant opened all year long. In summer some tables availables outside... Very good ambiance with live music sometimes.

    Budget depends on what you drink/eat, so it can be affordable for every one (but not as cheap as a sandwich / fries elsewhere)

    Favorite Dish: Most tapas are very good - Cool sangria too

    5 tapas for 13 euros - 1 litter sangria for 13 euros

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Ajaccio Transportation

  • Narrow Gauge Line of Corsica

    I travelled from Ajaccio to Bastia in March 2008, the fare was 21 euro. The line from Ajaccio to Corte is under major work so a bus takes you through the moutains to Corte then change to train to Bastia. The whole journey took 3 and half hours. By the end of April the train should do the whole trip. Ajaccio is 153 km from Bastia.

  • Corsica Ferry

    I took the Corsica Ferry from Toulon mainland France to Ajaccio Corsica. The ship is modern and comfortable . The journey time was 6 hours but because of weather condions took an hour more. Tickets can be bought about up to two hours before departure at the ferry terminal. Bookings can also be done by telephone or internet.

  • Little trains of Corsica

    Ajaccio is on the west coast of Corsica, the trains lines go in like a Y shape across the island, to Corte, Bastia and Calvi. At this time [ march 2008 ] the tracks are being upgraded and new rolling stock arriving. The route goes through the lovely scenery of the Corsican mountains, well worth a trip even on part of the line.


Ajaccio Local Customs

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    Corsican Beer

    by alectrevor Updated Mar 9, 2008

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    Corsican beer is not the best i*ve tasted on my travels around europe, but it will do. If you want draught beer from a pump ask for pression. There are the big european brews as well. The main Corsican beer is Pietra and Serena.

    Serena Beer

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Ajaccio Tourist Traps

  • Beach hut cafe - very expensive

    by bigsheep Updated Sep 22, 2003

    We were sunbathing on the beach in Ajaccio and decided to have two small cans of Lipton's Iced Tea from a wooden-built beach cafe. We were charged 6 Euros - around 4pound -20p! ($7)
    Cheaper to buy across the road in the town.

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