Your private guide will greet you and you will enjoy a walking tour of the lovely town of Ajaccio. Napoleon Bonaparte was born here in 1769, although he never returned after crowning himself Emperor.
The 16th-century Cathédrale Notre Dame de la Miséricorde, where Napoleon was baptized in 1771, houses Delacroix’s painting Vierge du Sacré Coeur. A few streets away, the Maison Bonaparte, where Napoleon was born and spent his childhood, contains family portraits, period furniture and assorted memorabilia.
Housed in the 19th-century Palais Fesch, the Musée Palais Fesch contains the finest collection of Italian primitive art in France after the Louvre. Among its masterpieces are works by Bellini, Botticelli, Titian and Veronese, Bernini and Poussin.
Next to the Palais Fesch stands the Chapelle Impériale, built in 1855 by Napoleon III to accommodate the tombs of the Bonaparte’s. From here, you can walk back along the quay to the Jetée de la Citadell, which offers superb views of the town, the marina and the Golfe d’Ajaccio.
Note: There is no pre-set itinerary, your private guide will customize the tour to your wishes with the time allowed.