Ajaccio Cruises

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.  [ReadMoreMob]

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.