Ajaccio

Travel Guide
St. Francois Beach featuring general coastal views and a coastal town
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 mementoes 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 centre and runs along the coastline for almost 7 miles (11 kilometres).

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.

Résidence Les Calanques
Résidence Les Calanques
3 out of 5
Route des Iles Sanguinaires, Ajaccio, Corse-du-sud, 20000
The price is ₹5,007 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec
₹5,007
per night
13 Dec - 14 Dec
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 in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (313 reviews)
Beautiful view and very nice flat
"Amazing... and so charming We love it! Thank you"

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2019

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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 ₹7,288 per night from 10 Dec to 11 Dec
₹7,288
per night
10 Dec - 11 Dec
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! (759 reviews)
"We had a suite at this hotel and it was great and very confortable. Definitely will stay there again o' my next trip."

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2022

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ibis Styles Ajaccio Napoleon
ibis Styles Ajaccio Napoleon
91 Cours Napoleon, Ajaccio, 20000
The price is ₹6,941 per night from 25 Dec to 26 Dec
₹6,941
per night
25 Dec - 26 Dec
Stay at this family-friendly hotel in Ajaccio. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (124 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2022

ibis Styles Ajaccio Napoleon
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.
Résidence Les Calanques
Résidence Les Calanques
3 out of 5
Route des Iles Sanguinaires, Ajaccio, Corse-du-sud, 20000
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 in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (313 reviews)
Beautiful view and very nice flat
"Amazing... and so charming We love it! Thank you"

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2019

Résidence Les Calanques
Résidence de Tourisme Ajaccio Amirauté
Résidence de Tourisme Ajaccio Amirauté
4 out of 5
20 Boulevard Georges Pompidou, Ajaccio, Corse-du-Sud, 20090
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. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (216 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
Creste e Mare
Creste e Mare
Residence Creste e Mare, route des sanguinaires, Ajaccio, corse du sud, 20000
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 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (55 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
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