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Ajaccio Corsica France Cruise Port Guide


Your cruise ship will be docked only 5 minutes walk from downtown

The small cruise terminal and offers basic facilities such as telephones, restrooms and a taxi rank.

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The capital of Corsica, Ajaccio lies in a calm bay on the west coast of Corsica, set against a backdrop of wooded hills. It is a relaxed rather than lively town and visitors come here to enjoy its wealth of cafes, restaurants and shops. The sights here mainly revolve around Napoleon, who was born here. The town's main sights are the magnificent cathedral where Napoleon was christened, the Bonaparte residence and numerous statues and street names related to his family.

The peninsula carries the citadel and terminates in the Citadel jetty. To the southwest of this peninsula lies the Place Bonaparte, a quarter frequented chiefly by winter visitors attracted by the mild climate of the town. Apart from one or two fine thoroughfares converging on the Place Bonaparte, the streets are mean and narrow and the town has a deserted appearance.

The house in which Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 is preserved, and his associations with the town are everywhere emphasized by street-names and statues.

the Musée Fesch, which contains the art collection of Napoleon's maternal uncle, Cardinal Fesch. The collection of Italian paintings is considered to rate second only to that of the Louvre

Tourist Information Center is located at 3, boulevard du Roi Jérôme.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

Most of the Ajaccio attractions are located in the old town area, located a 5-minute walk from the cruise terminal. It is very easy to get around as they are all within a close distance from each other.

Small tourist trains (site in french only) go around town.

Also open double-decker tours make different rounds in and around Ajaccio.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.


Nearby Places:

Many beaches nearby.

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Local emergency number: 112

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Most shops, businesses, information services, museums and banks in France stay open all day. The exceptions are the smaller shops and enterprises, which may close for lunch sometime between 12.30pm and 2pm. Basic hours of business are from 8 or 9am to 6.30 or 7.30pm Monday to Saturday for the big shops and Tuesday to Saturday for smaller shops (some of the smaller shops may open on Monday afternoon). You can always find boulangeries and food shops that do stay open, however, on days when others close – on Sunday normally until noon.

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