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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Our Editorial team's advice

Ajaccio is not the sort of place to go to for a short stay. That said, you only need to drive a few miles out of the city towards the south or the north to find hotels with beautiful beaches. We have therefore selected three "spots" on the outskirts of Ajaccio: Porticcio, Cargèse and the road of the Sanguinary islands. Porticcio is located across the bay of Ajaccio. It is seaside resort of little charm with predominantly concrete buildings, a number of campsites and a lot of wildlife in the summer. To the north of Ajaccio, the port of Cargèse is more attractive and it is our favorite site despite its distance from Ajaccio. Finally, the road of the Sanguinary islands, west of the city, has many hotel resorts of varying quality. The centre of Ajaccio is definitely a ?must-see', as it boasts the kind of beautiful places that you would only expect from the Mediterranean. There are also several historic sites here, including the Imperial Chapel built in the 19th century (which contains the tombs of the Bonaparte family), and the Bonaparte mansion. Ajaccio is a place which caters for everyone: museum enthusiasts will love the museums here, which are rich in paintings, furniture and artifacts; and diving enthusiasts will find all the diving clubs and underwater spots necessary to satisfy their passion.


  • +  The benefits of a capital: culture, shopping, airport, all within arm's reach
  • +  Hotels located fifteen minutes from the city
  • +  A fabulous beach just 20 minutes away by car
  • +  A number of hotels of varying quality


  • -  The beaches are not very beautiful unless you travel at least 9 miles further out
  • -  As everywhere in Corsica, the cost of living is expensive
  • -  There are not enough hotel beds to accomodate everyone in the summer

Weather Ajaccio

These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Ajaccio . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Ajaccio so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Ajaccio , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.

Weather August
Overall rating 89/100
  • Temperature indicators 96% Hot / Optimal

    The maximum temperature is <24°, temperature felt between 30°C and 33°C.

  • Bad weather indicators 90% Dry / Optimal

    Little or no rain (less than 1.5mm per day).

  • Sunbathing indicators 82% Sunny / Optimal

    Sunny (over 80% sunshine).

  • Swimming indicators 80% Very pleasant / Optimal

    High air temperature (>24°C), high sea temperature (>24°C), light to moderate winds (between 7 mph and 12 mph).

  • Wind indicators 86% Light breeze / Optimal

    Optimal comfort: optimal wind speed (between 7 mph and 12 mph) in a warm environment (>24°C).

  • Humidity indicators 70% Normal

    Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.

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