Ajaccio in Southern Corsica

From the town centre to the Iles Sanguinaires, discover the wealth of Corsican heritage and its breathtaking scenery.

Explore Ajaccio and the environs

Ajaccio and the environs

Known as the Imperial City, Ajaccio is the largest city in Corsica. It boasts a sparkling Mediterranean atmosphere reminiscent of the French Riviera. You’ll really enjoy the exceptionally clement climate in this attractive city, with a host of pavement cafés, restaurants and all kinds of boutiques. The old town is simply brimming with charm, featuring a set of ancient streets between Place Foch to the seafront near the old port. As you stroll along Cours Napoléon, Rue Fesch and Cours Grandval, you’ll see have fun shopping and getting a taste of the culture. The hotel Palazzu U Domu is ideally located, just a stone’s throw from the Citadel, the old port, the Maison Bonaparte and Place Campinchi and the indoor market. You will observe a scene that ideally captures the essence of the local way of life, watching the world pass you by in the magnificent city of Ajaccio.

The Îles Sanguinaires

Their name translates as “Bloody” which may come from the crimson light that bathes the rocks at sunset. Located in the North-West of the Gulf of Ajaccio, the Parata headland seems like a spearhead thrust into the sea. A magnificent archipelago forms a dotted line to continue the thrust: the Îles Sanguinaires. There’s only one route to get there: the D III coastal route known as the “Route des Sanguinaires”. This superb road first takes you through palm-tree lined city streets then along the cliffs, stretching over 15 km. It then passes superb beaches of white sand and creeks that get plenty of sunshine. It ends at the Parata headland. You can also visit this emblematic site by boat. We recommend timing your trip for sunset, with pre-dinner drinks.
Hôtel Pozzo di Borgo
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17 Rue Bonaparte, 20000, Ajaccio