Cruise to Ajaccio, Corsica, France

Cruise to Ajaccio, Corsica, France

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Voyage to the birthplace of Napoleon

Nestled on the southwest side of the French island of Corsica, the seaside capital of Ajaccio is best known as the birthplace of famed French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Yet there's a lot more to this charming Mediterranean city than its Napoleonic heritage. Stroll along cobblestone streets and colorful alleys to explore countless cafes and shops. Take in the Palais Fesch, from Botticelli to Bellini, it houses France's largest collection of Italian paintings outside the Louvre.

Venture at sunset to the Iles Sanguinaires (Blood Islands), named so to describe the color of the islands when the sun hits the rocks, or sample local delicacies such as figatellu and other charcuterie and cheeses among scenic mountains and beautiful beaches.

CATHEDRAL

CATHEDRAL

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CATHEDRAL

CATHEDRAL

See Ajaccio’s 16th century cathedral, dedicated to ‘La Madonuccia’, or Little Madonna, the city’s patron saint. It houses the painting by Eugéne Delacroix, Virgin of the Sacred Heart.

Located to the right of the main entrance is Napoleon Bonaparte’s baptismal font, where he was baptized in July of 1771.

MAISON BONAPARTE

MAISON BONAPARTE

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MAISON BONAPARTE

MAISON BONAPARTE

Explore the house where Napoleon was born and raised. A plaque above the entrance signifies Napoleon’s birth on August 15, 1769.

On display are family portraits, period furniture, and memorabilia.

Prunelli Gorges Tour

Prunelli Gorges Tour

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Prunelli Gorges Tour

Prunelli Gorges Tour

Head to the mountains, learning about Corsican history, geography, and traditions.

Created by the Prunelli River and situated in the island’s vast pine and beech forested mountains, the Gorges prove to be a completely different ecosystem to the sunny beaches of Ajaccio, a relatively short distance away.

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Ajaccio, Corsica, France At a glance

Current Weather:
19°C / 66 °F
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Current Time:
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  • 67.59
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Local Details:
GPS: 41°55'9.22"N 8°44'19.09"E
Size: 82.03 KM2 (31.67 MI2)
Population: 66,809
Density: 814 Pop/KM2 (314 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +33

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