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Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Coastal cityscape panorama, Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Foch Square, Ajaccio, France

Corsica’s seductive island capital, Ajaccio, commands a stunning sweep of the bay along this rugged stretch of Mediterranean coastline. Flawless beaches enclose a fragrant interior dotted with mellow old hill-towns. Fought over by Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines and Saracens, Corsica was finally sold by Genoa to France in 1768.  

The town is the birthplace of French Emperor, Napoléon Bonaparte (1769), and his ancestral home, Maison Bonaparte, is now a museum displaying family heirlooms. The baroque 16th century Notre-Dame Cathedral, where Napoléon was baptized, contains paintings by Delacroix and Tintoretto.

This captivating, friendly port on the Isle of Beauty oozes class. Picturesque pastel-painted houses can be found along its narrow streets, next to a wide choice of upmarket cafes and shops. Place Foch, in the old town square, is an especially popular place to sit and watch the world go by.