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Le 20123

This fabulous, one-of-a-kind restaurant originated in the village of Pila Canale (postcode 20123). When the owner moved to Ajaccio, the village came too – water fountain, life-sized dolls, central square and all. Th…
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L’Altru Versu

At this perennial favourite on Ajaccio's waterfront, 2.5km west of the old town, magnificent sea views complement the exquisite gastronomic creations of the Mezzacqui brothers (Jean-Pierre front of house, David powe…
Museum in Ajaccio

Maison Bonaparte

Unremarkable from the outside, the old-town house where Napoléon was born and spent his first nine years was ransacked by Corsican nationalists in 1793, requisitioned by English troops from 1794 to 1796, and eventua…
Gallery in Ajaccio

Palais Fesch – Musée des Beaux-Arts

Established by Napoléon’s uncle, cardinal Joseph Fesch (1763–1839), Ajaccio’s superb art museum holds the largest French collection of Italian paintings outside the Louvre. Masterpieces by Titian, Fra Bartolomeo, Ve…
Bistro in Ajaccio

A Nepita

With its modern French cuisine and elegant setting, it’s no wonder A Nepita keeps winning plaudits and loyal followers. While it makes a nice change from hearty traditional Corsican food, the island’s not forgotten.…
Food & Drinks in Ajaccio

U Stazzu

For Corsican goodies, there’s only one address that matters: U Stazzu, famous for its handmade charcuterie and Corsican delicacies (olive oil, jams, liqueurs, honey) crafted by small producers. Owner Paul Marcaggi h…
French in Ajaccio

Le Cabanon

Loïc fishes, Nadine cooks – a winning combination if there ever was one. Nestled across from the citadel in the old town, ‘The Shed’ offers a sunny cuisine inspired by Loïc’s catch of the day in a charming bistro-li…
Beach in Ajaccio

Plage de Porticcio

Dedicated beach bums generally prefer the sands of Porticcio to Ajaccio's busy city beaches. It’s 15km by road around the bay from Ajaccio, or 6km straight across the water, a route served by a 20-minute ferry six t…
Cultural in Ajaccio

Ajaccio Fête le Printemps

For the last two weeks of April, to celebrate the start of the beaux jours (long sunny days), Ajaccio and the surrounding areas host a raft of events including concerts, workshops, outdoor activities and guided tour…
Street Carnival in Ajaccio

Fêtes Napoléoniennes

Ajaccio’s biggest bash celebrates Napoléon’s birthday on 15 August – which coincides with the Assumption of Mary, a national bank holiday – with military-themed parades, street spectacles and a huge fireworks displa…