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AJACCIO

Municipal tourist office
Place Foch - BP21
20181 Ajaccio cedex 01
Tel. 04 95 51 53 03 / Fax 04 95 51 53 01
The Tourist Office offers visitors excellently produced brochures on the history of the town. Guided tours directed by local guides are also available. The themes are as follows: The saga of the Bonapartes; Ajaccio during Genoese rule; Architectural tour - from medieval to Imperial city.

Délégation régionale au Tourisme Tourist office
6, rue Maréchal Ornano
20000 Ajaccio
Tel. 04 95 21 55 31 / Fax 04 95 21 37 93

Corsican Tourist Agency
17, bd du roi Jérôme
20000 Ajaccio
Tel. 04 95 51 77 77 / Fax 04 95 51 14 40

Tourist visits to the city
Le petit Train
place Foch
Tel. 04 95 23 38 78; 04 95 51 13 69
There are two tours: the imperial city (45 mins) and the îles sanguinaires (1h30)

Les journées napoléoniennes d'Ajaccio
Since 1997, in the month of June, Napoleon's civic and military achievements have been celebrated in his native town with various sorts of activity (parades, historical reenactments, films, debates, lectures exhibitions, book sales, etc.). This great festival is organised and run by associations of Napoleonic enthusiasts.

Information: tel. 04 95 21 85 62 or the Association Napoléon Méditerranée
c/o P.-P. Leccia
Rés. De Barbicaja Bât.A
Route des Sanguinaires
20000 Ajaccio

There are also other celebrations in Ajaccio every year for the anniversaries of the birth (15 August) and the death (5 May) of Napoleon as well for the commemoration of the sacre coronation ceremony and the Battle of Autserlitz (2 December).

CORTE

Corte Tourist Office
Fontaine des quatre canons
20250 Corte
Tel. 04 95 46 26 70

THE MUSEUMS AND THE MONUMENTS

Musée du Capitellu
18, bd DanielleCasanova
20 000 Ajaccio
Tel. 04 95 21 50 57
 
Open every day from 10am to Midday and from 2 to 6pm
Closed Sunday afternoons.
July and August: evening opening up to 11pm.
In low season, late opening available only by appointment.

Musée A Bandera (Society for the History of Corsica Méditerranée BP 264 20 1880 Ajaccio)
Rue Saint-Charles
20000 Ajaccio
Tel. 04 95 21 43 89 / Fax 04 95 21 61 32

Open every day from 9am to Midday and from 3 to 7pm in summer (closed Sundays); from 9am to Midday and 2 to 6pm in winter (closed Saturdays and Sundays).

Musée national de la Maison Bonaparte (Bonaparte house museum)
Rue Saint-Charles
20000 Ajaccio
Tel. 04 95 21 43 89 / Fax 04 95 21 61 32

Open every day from 9 to 11-45am and from 2 to 5-45pm in summer; from 10 to 11-45am and from 2 to 5-45pm in winter. Closed Sundays afternoons and Monday mornings.

Ajaccio Cathedral
Rue Forcioli-Conti
20000 Ajaccio
Tel. 04 95 21 07 67

Open everyday from 8 to 11-30am and from 2-30 to 6pm.

Musée Fesch - Impérial Chapel
50, rue Fesch
20000 Ajaccio
Tel. 04 95 21 48 17 / Fax 04 95 50 13 84

Open every day from 10am to 5-30pm in summer(closed Tuesdays, late opening Fridays up to midnight); from 9-15am to 12-15pm and from 2-15 to 5-15pm in winter (closed Sundays and Mondays).

Salon napoléonien de l'Hôtel de Ville
place Foch 20000 Ajaccio

Open every day from 9 to 11-45am and from 2 to 5-45pm in summer(closed Sundays); from 9 to 11-45am and from 2 to 4-45pm in winter (closed Saturdays and Sundays).

Musée de la Corse
La Citadelle - BP 73
20250 Corte
Tel. 04 95 45 25 45 / Fax 04 95 45 25 36
Email : Museu@sitec.fr

Open every day except Mondays, Sundays and public holidays from 10am to 5pm.

Musée départemental Pascal Paoli
20018 Morosaglia
04 95 61 04 97

Open in summer from 9am to Midday and from 2-30 to 7-30pm; from 9am to Midday and from 1pm to 5pm in winter.

Walks

Corsican Regional National Park
2, rue Major Lambroschini
BP 417
20184 Ajaccio Cédex
Tel. 04 95 51 79 10 / Fax 04 95 21 88 17
Minitel 3615 code CIME
National Forestry Office
Centre administratif - Nouveau port
20407 Bastia cedex
Tel. 04 95 32 81 90 / Fax 04 95 32 61 63

CORSICA ON THE INTERNET

Corsica on line: the official site of the Corsican Tourist Agency.
La Corse: a nice site on the history and culture of Corsica.
Corsenet - La Corse sur Internet: beautiful photos and tourist information.
Destination Corse: a tour of Corsica in 30 photos
Un coup de Corse au coeur: a list of sites on Corsica.


 

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