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Napoleon's birthplace in Ajaccio

Napoleon's birthplace in Ajaccio


Do you want to make the most of your stay in Corsica to learn more about the history of Corsica? How about discovering the birthplace of the probably most famous Corsican in the world that's to say Napoleon Bonaparte? Take a tour in Ajaccio, in South Corsica and visit the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte!

In Ajaccio

It was on August 15 of 1769 that Napoleon Bonaparte was born in his family home located in rue Saint-Charles in Ajaccio.
He lived there until the age of nine, when he left for the college of Autun, and then returned there several times. His last stay between these walls dates from September 29 to October 4, 1799, upon his return from the Egyptian campaign.

If it has been classified as a historic monument since 1924, a year after Prince Victor Napoleon, heir to the Empress Eugenie, offered it to the State, the Bonaparte house became a national museum in 1967.

Today, Napoleon's birthplace is the most visited museum in Corsica with nearly a thousand visitors a day during the summer. Once entered in the old ocher-colored building, through the rooms in rows and tiles of tiles, visitors can take a real journey back in time.
On the program: discovery of period furniture, paintings and family photos without forgetting decorations dating from the end of the 18th century.

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