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About Ajaccio

Ajaccio is the capital of the Mediterranean island of Corsica - famously the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. A city of some.67,000 souls, it is situated in a sheltered position on the West coast of the island and enjoys a climate very similar to the French Riviera (Corsica lies about 200 miles South East of Marseille); indeed, one of our pick of the best places to stay in Ajaccio would not be out of place there either!

During the nineteenth century Ajaccio and Corsica itself became a popular destination for high society - along with many other resorts on the South oFrance. In World War Two, Ajaccio was the first French town to be liberated and Corsica earned the title ‘righteous among nations’ due to the fact that no Jew was executed or deported.

The town has excellent connections to the French mainland via air and sea, and is a popular cruise ship stop. Enjoy the old town with its narrow streets and picturesque buildings and visit the many monuments to the island’s most celebrated son. Alternatively you can kick back and relax with some downtime on the beach. Our pick of the best places to stay in Ajaccio are great bases to do both!

For great value by the beach

  • Hotel Demeure Les Mouettes is a Corsican villa with great views of the sea and easy access to the beach. This is a perfect family hotel with watersports and windsurfing on the doorstep plus a large pool surrounded by palm groves and a spa.

In the hills above town

  • Carpe Diem Palazzu is a stylish hideaway situated 15 kilometers from Ajaccio in the Corsican mountains, with an outdoor pool, sauna/spa and a top notch restaurant. It's an ideal base for walking/exploring. Food tours are available plus riding, fishing, golf and tennis. And you're just 10 minutes from the beach!

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    Best Hotels in Ajaccio

    • Hotel Demeure les Mouettes 12 rooms from $120

      Ajaccio (Corsica)

      A large 19th century Corsican villa with spectacular views of the ocean. Contemporary rooms and suites with private balconies. Large swimming pool surrounded by palm groves, a short walk onto the beach, and great spa for evening pampering. Great for beach holidays and families.

      Beach Life
      Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
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