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,...more
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...more
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 publicmore
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...more
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...more
Fantastic views from every direction, lovely staff, pure relaxation in a beautiful settingmore
I only stopped overnight but this small hotel hed every thing you could want, very good location,...more
We had a pleasant stay there although the hotel is not situated in the city centre! But it was a...more
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
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.
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.