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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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