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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
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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Map of all churches
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

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Archaeological research has shown that the very first settlements were founded on this site more than 6.5 thousand years ago. A major trading city was located here in ancient times. The limestone rock of the Grain de Sable is one of the main attractions of the town. It juts into the sea for several meters. It looks very impressive surrounded by dense green vegetation. One of the most mysterious sights is located nearby. This is the Staircase of the King of Aragon. It has 187 steps. According to legend, this staircase was carved into the rock overnight. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Ajaccio

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