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Ajaccio Office de tourisme
blvd du Roi Jerome Ajaccio
20000

Tel:+33 (0)4 95 51 53 03
Fax:+33 (0)4 95 51 53 01

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Ajaccio's greatest claim to fame is Napoleon Bonaparte who was born here in 1769.  There are numerous museums dedicated to Ajaccio's hero and on August 15th every year the town celebrates his birthday in style. 

Ajaccio is a pleasant town to discover with narrow shaded streets and a beach that is backed by a tree-lined promenade.  The port bustles with activity and if you wander along the quayside to the Jetee de la Citadelle you'll be rewarded with great views of the town, marina and the Golfe d'Ajaccio.  

From the Jetee you'll also be able to hop on a boat to the stunning Iles Sanguinaires, which seen from the shores of Ajaccio turn red as the sun sets (hence the name Bloody Islands).  The island is also known for its huge colony of seagulls.

The daily market in the old town of Ajaccio is the ideal opportunity to indulge yourself - try some of the many fine pastries, cheeses and liqueurs on sale here.

What to See - Ajaccio Attractions

Porticcio
Porticcio 20000
a great beach in the chic resort of Poriccio across the bay

Tahiti Plage
Ajaccio 20000
one of Ajaccio's more popular beaches 5km east of town

Nave Va Promenades en Mer
Ajaccio's old port, Ajaccio 20000
take a boat trip to the Reserve Naturelle de Scandola nature reserve
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mid Apr-Mid Oct | Tel: +33 (0)4 95 51 31 31

Nave Va Promenades en Mer
Ticket Office on quayside opp Place Foch (port), Ajaccio 20000
boat excursions to the Iles Sanguinaires to see the huge colony of seagulls that inhabit the island
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mid Apr-Mid Oct | Tel: +33 (0)4 95 51 31 31

Cathedrale Ste-Marie
cnr rue Forcioli Conti & rue St-Charles, Ajaccio 20000
this 16th century cathedral houses Napoleon's baptismal font and a painting by Delacroix entitled Vierge au Sacre-Coeur

Musee Fesch
50 rue Fesch, Ajaccio 20000
houses a great collection of 14th - 19th century Italian paintings
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep:Mon pm - Sun; Oct-Mar:Mon-Fri | Tel: +33 (0)4 95 21 48 17

Salon Napoleonien
Place Foch, Ajaccio 20000
displays Napoleon's medals & paintings
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Year round | Tel: +33 (0)4 95 21 90 15

Maison Bonaparte
Rue St-Charles, Ajaccio 20000
visit the house where Napoleon was born and raised with all sorts of family memorabilia
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon pm - Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 95 21 43 89