Ajaccio, Corsica, France
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Approximately 2½ Hours
Meals not included
Explore the history of Ajaccio and visit the former home of Napoleon Bonaparte.
A walk with your guide through the Old Town of Ajaccio takes you past several key landmarks. You'll visit Foch Square, with an impressive statue of Napoleon, and the cathedral in which the Little Emperor was christened in 1771.
The history of the Bonaparte family in Corsica dates back to the Genoan occupation of the island in the late 15th century. The house in which Napoleon was born, on Rue Malerba, dates from 1713 and remained in the family's possession until 1924. Its last owner, Prince Victor Napoleon, donated the house to the state. Today, Maison Napoleon is a virtual step back in time, as this small museum is filled to the brim with magnificent 18th-century furniture, artifacts, weapons and documents, all of which belonged to Bonaparte.
Return to the pier on foot. Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so, but must make their own way back to the ship.
Please note: Tour does not operate on Monday and holidays.