Explore the island's natural beauty. Sample Corsica's delicious cheeses. Located along Corsica's west coast, Napoleon's birthplace is quaint and scenic. Visit Napoleon's home with period furniture and family portraits.
What youNEED TO KNOW
Port Name & Location Port of Ajaccio.
Time Zone Central European Summer Time Zone (UTC/GMT+2)
Language The local language spoken in Ajaccio is French. "Bonjour" means hello while "s'il vous plait" means please. To ask how much something is, say "c'est combien?"
Currency & Shopping The Euro is the currency used in Ajaccio. Browse upscale French and Italian fashion boutiques to shop or simply for a glimpse into the lives of the rich and glamorous.
Famous For The island of Corsica is known for its natural beauty, from its many incredible beaches to the spectacular vistas and walking trails through the mountains, which comprise two-thirds of the island.
Important English is not widely spoken throughout the island outside the main tourist areas, so it could be helpful to brush up on some common French and Italian phrases.
Fun Fact #1 Ajaccio is the hometown of Napoléon Bonaparte. The house where he was born is a museum you can tour to learn more about this infamous military leader and emperor.
Fun Fact: Landmarks Plage d'Argent (Argent Beach) is one of the many beautiful beaches near Ajaccio with boulders rising from tranquil turquoise waters – ideal for soaking in the sun and some relaxation.