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Arriving early in the morning, the first real glimpse of Ajaccio and Corsica is the lovely light that plays along the harbour and citadel walls. Of course best known as being the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio does have other things to merit a visit. The main shopping thoroughfare is the rue du Cardinal Fesch and also has the museum named after him. Next to the museum is the Imperial Chapel, built around 1860 that holds the tombs not only of Fesch but also Napoleons parents. Unfortunately the chapel is closed for renovation work at the moment. Just opposite is the Ruccellu church, tiny but nice decoration. At the end of the street you come into the place Foch, home to the town hall and a "salon Napoleon". Visitable morning and afternoon Monday/Friday but closed Sat/Sun. On the place Foch is the statue of Napoleon as first consul standing over the 4-Lion fountain. After crossing place Foch you're in old Ajaccio with its tiny streets, the cathedral and Napoleons birthplace, now a museum. Please note that the citadel here is still occupied by the army and is impossible to visit.
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