What if this summer, you were to discover our French regions? From 18 June until 24 September 2022, Amelia offers flights every Saturday between Brive and Ajaccio airports.
This week, Amelia takes you to discover Ajaccio and its heavenly landscapes. To accompany you during your stay on the “Ile de Beauté”, here is a list of Ajaccio’s must-sees:
Set out to conquer the Ajaccio region and its idyllic landscapes:
The old town
Venturing into the narrow streets of Ajaccio is like stepping back in time and plunging into a typically Mediterranean setting. Wander between the colourful houses and discover the citadel, the ramparts, Place Foch, the Palais Fesch and the Santa Maria Assunta cathedral.
National Museum of the House of Bonaparte
Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, is home to the ancestral residence of the first French emperor. Now transformed into a museum, this house will immerse you in the daily life of the Bonaparte family and in the atmosphere of the late 18th century.
The “Imperial City” is also known for its fine sandy beaches and turquoise water. Among the most remarkable are the beaches of Saint-François, Mare e Sole and Capo di Feno.
Corsica is full of culinary specialities. The island is particularly renowned for its charcuterie: try figatelli, coppa or prissuttu. Try also the bastelles, small turnovers filled with chard and brocciu, the island’s emblematic cheese. To accompany your meal, there is nothing like a glass of Ajaccio or myrtle liqueur.
The Ajaccio region offers breathtaking panoramas. A few minutes from the city centre, the Parata site allows you to discover the Corsican flora and to appreciate the Sanguinaires Islands up close. You can extend your hike by following the customs path, an itinerary that overlooks the cliffs and plunges you into the maquis.
Events not to be missed this summer:
From 29 June to 12 July: Jazz in Aiacciu
This year, the jazz festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. On the programme, concerts and performances at the Lazaret, in the Lycée Fesch and at the Casone green theatre. Headliners: Keziah Jones, A Filetta, Ensemble Matheus, Avishai Cohen, Roberto Fonseca, Marico Faraco, Melody Gardot, etc.
From 10 to 13 July: Ajaccio’s summer nights
This summer, rediscover the repertoires of Ajaccio and Corsican artists such as Tino Rossi, Marc Paoli or Antoine Bonelli.
From 27th July to 2nd August: Aiò Festival
Rendezvous at the Théâtre de Verdure du Casone for the 3rd edition of the Aiò Festival. This year, the music festival will welcome M, Calogero, Clara Luciani and Orelsan.