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Vacation Rentals in Ajaccio

Ajaccio is the largest town in Corsica region of France. Best known as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, it sits pretty on the west coast of the island of Corsica at the foot of the rolling hills on the northern shore of the Gulf of Ajaccio. The town takes its name from the Roman Adjaccium (place of rest), a winter base for shepherds descending from the mountains to stock up on goods and sell their produce. Surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, Ajaccio boasts of all the attractions of an authentic French Mediterranean resort with palm fringed beaches, pristine wilderness, and stupendous mountains in the backdrop. An all season destination, the town has a plethora of holiday rentals Ajaccio, which range from decently priced to the most luxurious ones. No matter what your budget and requirement be, you can easily find a decent accommodation in Ajaccio anytime of the year.

The major landmark of Ajaccio is the house in which Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769. It is a big four story building, which has now been refurbished and converted into a museum where you can get a glimpse of 18th century Corsica and tour the rooms that house historical and family displays dating back from and before Napoleon's rise to power right through to the Second Empire and Napoleon III. The association of Napoleon with the town can be seen everywhere, emphasized by street-names and statues. Located close to holiday homes Ajaccio, is the 16th century cathedral, which has Napoleon's baptismal font and a painting by Delacroix entitled Vierge au Sacre-Coeur. Amble through the narrow shaded streets around Place Foch, where you can see attractive and typically Mediterranean houses overlooking the picturesque valley and the stunning coastline. If you are a thrill seeker then head off to the gorgeous beaches where you can indulge in adrenaline pumping activities like sailing, surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Visit the bustling port of the town from where you can take a thrilling boat trip to the bewitching Iles Sanguinaires, which seen from the shores of Ajaccio turn red as the sun sets hence the name Bloody Islands. And if you are on long holiday in Ajaccio then you can also enjoy a trip to Porto Vecchio, a stylish and chic resort, perched atop a hill.

Ajaccio is replete with a large number of cafes and restaurants where you can treat your self to an eclectic array of traditional Corsican as well as popular French delights. Choose to dine at a beachfront restaurant, and take in some of the breathtaking views of the aquamarine waters. Within an easy reach of Ajaccio apartment rentals, you will find many pubs where you can sample some of the finest Corsican wines while enjoying an interesting conversation with the warm and hospitable locals. If you are looking for souvenirs then do not miss out on browsing through the lively curio shops selling everything from precious jewelry, watches to beautiful wooden items, paintings, and local handicrafts.

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