Ajaccio: Napoleon Bonaparte native town
Corsica is a wildly beautiful and rugged island off the south-east coast of France, 390km from Marseille.
A popular spot with holiday-makers, a visit to the capital city of Ajaccio is one of the ‘must-sees’ on your Mediterranean cruise vacation. Located on the west coast of the island, Ajaccio was moved about two miles south of its original location, during the Genovese occupation of 1492.
Today, Ajaccio's appealing mild climate year-round is a big draw for many of its northern neighbours who enjoy visiting local attractions such as the Citadel jetty and Napoleon’s birthplace. Ajaccio's economy is driven by the production of cigars, fresh pasta and other gourmet products crafted with care by its local artisans.
Your luxury MSC cruise ship will dock in the port of Ajaccio itself and we offer a multitude of exciting ways to spend your day away from the ship.
One of the best ways to get to know this city is to join our city walking tour, taking in the old districts of Ajaccio and Napoleon’s birthplace.
The more extensive city tour takes in Casone Gardens, a lovely verdant spot within the town, offering a chance for quiet relaxation in this historic city.
Make the most of your time in Ajaccio by taking advantage of our excellent deals on interesting outings; read on for more information about our excursions below.