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Cruise ships dock at the Ajaccio cruise dock in front of town. From here it is a short walk to the historical center. You can easily explore the city center bij foot. Find out what facilities are available at the Ajaccio cruise port in the full cruise port guide.
Cruise dock Ajaccio
Ajaccio Cathedral was build in 1593. It is said that Napoleon was baptised here. Go inside to get a feel for this magnificent cathedral.
Rue Forcioli Conti, 20000 Ajaccio, France
The old town of Ajaccio is very scenic. Picturesque pastel painted houses, modest 16th century baroque style and narrow streets dotted with cafe’s and restaurants.
Place Foch, Ajaccio
There are beaches within walking distance of the ship. Most of them are only occupied in the summer months. Keep in mind that most of the year Corsica is not suitable for sunbathing.
Boulevard Pascale Rossini, Ajaccio
Although there is a tourist information point in the port you can always obtain more information at the tourist information office that is about a 3 minute walk from the ship.
3 Boulevard du Roi Jérôme, 20181 Ajaccio, France
Palais Fesch is a must-see in Ajaccio. It is an art museum established by Napoleon his uncle. It has France’s largest collection of Italian paintings outside the Louvre. The museum houses temporary exhibitions, also work of 14th – 19th century minor or anonymous artists, but also canvases by Titian, Veronese, Botticelli, Bartolomeo and Bellini.
50-52 Rue Cardinal Fesch, 20000 Ajaccio, France
Place Foch is the town hall square and the true heart of Ajaccio. Traditionally the only gate to the citadel and today the square is dominated by the white marble statue of Napoleon surrounded by 4 lions. This is also where you’ll find the main marche: the local market. It is open 6 days in the week except for Monday.
Place Foch, Ajaccio
From the ship you can already spot the marina of Ajaccio. Explore the many different fishing boats in port and mix with the locals.
Port Tino Rossi, Ajaccio
Napoleon Bonaparte was born in a 4 story house in the city centre of Ajaccio. Visit the charming streets where you’ll find the Napoleon museum and birth house. It is a not to be missed sight in town. It introduces you to the fascinating and turbulent history of the Bonaparte family.
Rue Saint-Charles, 20000 Ajaccio, France
A local specialty is the Corsican Nougat. Make sure you try it. This is nothing like the worthless stuff in your snickers. Corsican Nougat is a real treat! Try with lemon or chestnut for example. Find these at specialty shops but also in the local supermarkets.
Rue Cardinal Fesch is the pedestrian shopping street of Ajaccio full of craft shops and boutiques. When you need a break you simply sit down at on of the outdoor cafes and see the world pass by.
Rue Cardinal Fesch, Ajaccio
On the first floor of the Town Hall you’ll find the Salon Napoleonien. It is a museum displaying documents and paintings relating to this glorious man. Find his baptism certificate here, a replica of his bronze death mask and paintings of him and his family.
20304 Avenue Antoine Serafini, 20000 Ajaccio, France