Ajaccio, the imperial city where Napoleon Bonaparte was born and which he made famous. The improbable destiny of this petite Corsican, who became Emperor of the French, left an indelible mark on Ajaccio., His presence can be felt throughout the city. Vestiges of course abound on the streets of Ajaccio. Napoleon's house,, the great memorial,, the Musée Fesch [Fesch Museum],, the royal chapel, and the municipal library. The streets of the charming old town area lead down to the port. The city centre is filled with cafés, restaurants, and luxury boutiques., Ajaccio’s daily central market invites you to discover the essence of local life and offers a wide range of local produce fruit and veg, delicatessen..., From city centre, Ajaccio invites you to discover no less than 20 magnificent beaches that extend up to Capo Di Feno.
Ajaccio is also the point of departure for many hiking tours., In terms of night-life, Ajaccio offers a number of themed evenings. There’s something for everyone: Traditional Corsican songs, trendy rock session bars, and not forgetting its fabulous casino., With exceptional levels of sunshine, one the best in France, the Ajaccio region benefits from a very special climate supported by extremely mild winter temperatures and hot, dry summer weather.
Majestic grandeur! Just an hour and a half from Ajaccio, you’ll be amazed at what you’ll discover! The road that connects Piana to Porto is truly a marvel at any time of the day. You’ll encounter its immense, extravagant red rock formations. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a truly incredible beauty!
30km from Ajaccio is the Corsica’s largest lake (5 km2)., In an extraordinary setting of sheer rock and calm waters and at a height of 530 metres, Lake Tolla takes its name from the small village overlooking it., Fitted out on the shore, the Tolla Nautical Centre [centre nautique de Tolla] offers a wide range of maritime activities for the entire family during the period from May to September., With around 30 km of hiking trails, Lake Tolla will delight you with its magnificent scenery.
In the words of Prosper Mérimée: Sartène is the most Corsican of the Corsican towns...., Sartène has always stayed true to its Corsican traditions, as can be witnessed by the Catenacciu procession on Good Friday. This town of cobbled streets clings to the edge of the Rizzanese Valley and and offers an area with beautiful beaches and important archaeological sites. This part of the island may also be of interest to wine lovers, with 20 hectares of vineyards spread throughout the countryside and and the opportunity to taste the locally produced red wines. An hour and half’s drive from Ajaccio, Sartène will enchant you.