Ajaccio

  • The 16th-century Venetian-style cathedral is home to the baptismal fonts used to baptise Napoleon.
    © Elena Zarubina / 123RF
  • Only a small part of Ajaccio is urbanised and the rest is very scarcely populated, remaining untouched.
    © Elena Zarubina / 123RF
  • According to recent archaeological discoveries, Ajaccio has had a port since ancient times.
    © Elena Zarubina / 123RF
  • Following underwater archaeological excavations, Roman boats were discovered near Ajaccio.
    © Elena Zarubina / 123RF
  • Between its port, its old town and its narrow streets, and its beaches and coves, Ajaccio immerses its visitors in a very pleasant setting.
    © Elena Zarubina / 123RF
  • Despite their austere and hostile side, the Sanguinary Islands are a listed maritime site home to marine birds and plant life.
    © Elena Zarubina / 123RF
  • 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 ...
    © Elena Zarubina / 123RF
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination France

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
Ajaccio Reviewedhotels
  • 8.6 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    U Domu Palazzu
    Ajaccio - France
    Hotel Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    In the heart of Ajaccio, the U Domu Palazzu is the latest jewel ...

  • 8.25 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Le Maquis
    Ajaccio - France
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    This charming hotel, located alongside the beach, has the soul ...

  • 7.6 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Castel d'Orcino
    Ajaccio - France
    Hotel Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    Rest and reverie. The Castel d'Orcino is a relaxing hotel, more ...

  • 7.55 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Hôtel-Demeure Les Mouettes
    Ajaccio - France
    Hotel Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    First 1950's luxury hotel, house built in 1880, converted into ...

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