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Colors of Ajaccio - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Ajaccio Ajaccio is the capital and the biggest port town of the Corsica island. Ajaccio's region consists of the seacoast and mountains that go deep into the island, where all together form a harmonious ensemble. Extremely unusual for modern cities richness of nature will fascinate you with its beauty. Very picturesque landscapes of the bay, almost untouched nature within the city, the richness of the animal world on land and at sea - these are the main and indisputable advantages that will make a vacation in this region unforgettable.
1. Those tourists, who expect to pay lots of attention to walks around the city, are recommended to visit Ajaccio during the period from April to June. At this time of a year the city is … Open
Practically all local attractions hint tourists that here the great Napoleon Bonapart was born and spent his first nine years of life. Here you will be able to enjoy the ancient cathedral, where the commander entered the cross, as well as his residence, many of Napoleon's monuments and museums.
At the foot of Mount Kap Kors, you will find a Genoese bastion of Bastia, as well as on the Saint-Nicolas Square, there is a tremendous memorial dedicated to the noble commander. Moreover, Ajaccio is Corsica's city capital, where the entire coast is filled with numerous fancy beaches. They are rather small and very crowded, but this fact does not bother the holidaymakers. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Local people honor old customs and traditions, especially those that are connected to the great French commander - Napoleon Bonapart. That's why all the residents of Ajaccio loudly celebrate his birthday on August 15. Everything here is reminiscent of Napoleon, like monuments and busts at every corner. Therefore, for local residents of Ajaccio, the Emperor's Birthday is a special day and they celebrate it on a big scale. On the same day, you will be able to enjoy another holiday of a religious character - the Ascension of the Virgin Mary. Therefore, August 15 was officially declared a non-working day. All residents of the city are in a special atmosphere of the holiday throughout the day and you can also be the part of it. Ajaccio Jazz Festival is one of the favorite music events here. Local people celebrate the festival in June and gathers many residents and tourists.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Ajaccio
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, Ajaccio, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne pro-cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Calvi, 72.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of France

Despite the fact that France was considered the capital of the world's fashion, ordinary French women refer to their own appearance without fanaticism. Girls do not always use make-up or style their hair; they often prefer clothes in the style of "unisex". Even rich people do not dress smartly and luxuriously because, in France it is not customary to show wealth or display their affluence. People are not judged by appearance, and therefore absolutely everyone in France begins to feel really free and liberated. At the same time, the French know how to appreciate quality things; low or high price does not matter to them. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Ajaccio

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Ajaccio. Learn the best periods to visit Ajaccio to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Ajaccio.
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