Seven Places of Interest in Ajaccio, Corsica

The followings are seven tourist destination you might like to see when you go to Ajaccio, Corsica, France:

  1. Cathedrale is Ajaccio’s 16th century cathedral located in the old city. The Cathedrale is dedicated to La Madonuccia or Little Madonna, the city’s Patron saint who is thought to have protected the residents from black Plaque epidemics. It houses the paiting by Eugene Delacroix, Virgin of the sacred  Heart. Located to the right of the main entrance is napoleon Bonaparte’s baptismal font, where he as baptized in july of 1771.
  2. Maison Bonaparte, Located on the Rue de Letizia just off Rue Saint Charles, was 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.
  3. Hotel de  Ville is the Town Hall and is located on the  Place du Marechal foch. On the firsh floor is the Musee Napoleon, which display Napoleon’s baptism certificate, portraits of family member, and his collection military medals
  4. Pace du Foch is the city’s finest square. Lined with palm tress and located along the harbor front, the square is an excellent plance to absorb the commotion of the surrounding city. A ststue of napoleon wearing a Roman toga sits above a fountain of four lions and faces the Gulf of Ajaccio.
  5. palais  Fesch was the home of napoleon’s Uncle, joseph Fesch, and houses the city’s finest art museum. Musee Fesch contains a vast collection of italian paintings, including works by Titian and botticelli. many of these works were spoils of war presented to joseph Fesch by Napoleon. The Chapelle Imperiale  is also located here and was the bonapartes’ funeral chapel. Napoleon’s parents,carlo and Letizia, and other family members are buried in the crypt.
  6. Place du Gaulle is one of the city’s main squares (known locally as Place du Diamant ) and its main statue pays homage to Napoleon Bonaparte. Dressed as the Emperor of rome, Napoleon is surrounded by his four brothers. The square offers excellet of the sea.
  7. Place d’Austerlitz is home to another statue dedicated to Corsica’s most famous son. the memorial was erected in 1983 on a sight where Napoleon liked to play as a child. It features Naploleon standing on a white pyramid in his most familiar pose.  

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