Ajaccio

Travel Guide

French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was born here in the capital of the island of Corsica. Hike, swim and tour the historic sites.

Ajaccio is the largest city on Corsica and the capital of this French island. Palm tree-lined boulevards and waterside cafés provide commanding views of the bay. Enjoy the city’s art, architecture and history. Take long hikes in the countryside and visit uninhabited offshore islands.

Notice reminders of the city’s most famous son, Napoleon Bonaparte, everywhere. The first emperor of France was born in Ajaccio in 1769. Parks, squares and boulevards are dotted with statues of the military leader and streets are named after the Bonaparte family.

Visit the Place d'Austerlitz to see the Grotte Napoleon, a large bronze statue on a pyramid-shaped plinth. The monument is near a cave where Bonaparte played as a child. Visit Maison Bonaparte, the house where Napoleon was born. Today, it’s a museum covering his family’s history. Find more mementos of the Bonaparte family in the town hall building in Place du Maréchal Foch.

Walk through narrow lanes of the old quarter lined by pastel-colored houses, cafés, boutiques and bars. Step inside the 16th-century cathedral to see the marble font where Napoleon was baptized. Nearby is the Fesch Museum, a good place to see Italian Renaissance paintings and sculptures.

Sunbathe, swim and participate in watersports at the city’s beaches and coves. Take a diving trip or boat tour of the four uninhabited Sanguinaires Islands, just a few miles offshore.

Ajaccio is a magnet for walkers and hikers. Follow several trails passing through the Corsican countryside with views over the Gulf of Ajaccio. Hike the Path of the Ridges, which starts in the city center and runs along the coastline for almost 7 miles (11 kilometers).

Ajaccio is a ferry port and stopping point for Mediterranean cruises. The city’s airport has regular flights to several French cities and many other European destinations. Get around by bus, rental car, taxi or on foot.

With beaches, museums and historic sights, find plenty to do in Ajaccio. As many people do, enjoy daytrips into the countryside as well.

Hôtel Fesch & Spa
Hôtel Fesch & Spa
3 out of 5
7 rue Cardinal Fesch, Ajaccio, Corse-du-Sud, 20000
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs7,433 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Ajaccio. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (288 reviews)
"We went for the Ajaccio semi-marathon and it was in the perfect location for that. However, when we asked for directions to the location to pick up packet for the race, it was a huge hassle for them to help us with directions to the sports store a half hour away. "Use your GPS," was the response. ..."

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2022

Hôtel Fesch & Spa
Hotel Napoleon
Hotel Napoleon
3 out of 5
4 rue Lorenzo Vero BP 28, Ajaccio, Corse-du-Sud, 20181
The price is Rs8,664 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Ajaccio. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (651 reviews)
"Great location and price, but very small rooms. ok for one person, but not for a couple."

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2021

Hotel Napoleon
Best Western Plus Ajaccio Amiraute
Best Western Plus Ajaccio Amiraute
4 out of 5
20 Boulevard Georges Pompidou, Ajaccio, Corse-du-Sud, 20090
The price is Rs10,759 per night from 28 May to 29 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Ajaccio. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (716 reviews)
"Friendly staff"

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2022

Best Western Plus Ajaccio Amiraute
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Creste e Mare
Creste e Mare
Residence Creste e Mare, route des sanguinaires, Ajaccio, corse du sud, 20000
The price is Rs7,060 per night from 15 Jun to 16 Jun
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Ajaccio. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Barbicagja and Santa Lina are located nearby. Discover ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (33 reviews)
"there were not at all acoustic isolation. if a next room will be occupied you will hear everything. missing air conditioner, for the price we paid normally it had to be."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2019

Creste e Mare
Résidence de Tourisme Ajaccio Amirauté
Résidence de Tourisme Ajaccio Amirauté
4 out of 5
20 Boulevard Georges Pompidou, Ajaccio, Corse-du-Sud, 20090
The price is Rs19,977 per night from 28 May to 29 May
Stay at this 4-star beach residence in Ajaccio. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (200 reviews)
"The in room cleaning services should be done everyday. The services for excersion could be better advertised. The food resturatant could be more authentic. This is a great location."

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2019

Résidence de Tourisme Ajaccio Amirauté
Résidence Les Calanques
Résidence Les Calanques
3 out of 5
Route des Iles Sanguinaires, Ajaccio, Corse-du-sud, 20000
The price is Rs9,547 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this 3-star beach residence in Ajaccio. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the room service ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (300 reviews)
Beautiful view and very nice flat
"Amazing... and so charming We love it! Thank you"

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2019

Résidence Les Calanques
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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