PANORAMIC TOUR OF AJACCIO AND A TASTE OF LOCAL FOOD AND FLAVOURS
Panorama, Culture, Tasting
The tour begins in the heart of the city and introduces us to the exploits and characteristics of its most well-known son, Napoleon. Before we taste some of the local delicacies and then venture into the historic alleys of the Genoese colony, we admire the splendid coastal landscapes along the Route des Sanguinaires.
What we will see
- Cours Napoléon
- Funerary Chapels
- Parata Point
- Tasting typical local products
- The old city
What we will do
- The coach takes us along the citys main artery Cours Napoléon, the wide, tree-lined avenue leading to the Casone, a monument erected in honour of Napoleon, on top of which towers a bronze statue of the emperor, an exact replica of the statue in Les Invalides in Paris.
- Engraved on the marble steps are Napoleon Bonapartes major victories and achievements, such as the reform of the legal system, the Banque de France and the University. The garden behind the statue conceals a grotto, where Napoleon is said to have hidden as a child to play and study before being sent to the Military School in France at the age of 9.
- Back on the coach, our journey follows the coastline, where the imposing Funerary Chapels of the families of Ajaccio stand in stark contrast to the villas, modern buildings, hotels and restaurants. We drive along the coastline with its red rocks, towards the Iles Sanguinaires; on the promontory of Parata Point stands the tower of the same name, built to protect the Gulf of Ajaccio from barbarian attacks.
- Before our return to the city centre, we take a refreshing break to taste some of the local delicacies. To conclude in style, we venture once more into the narrow, picturesque streets of the Genoese old city, driving past the most distinctive monuments: the Cathedral, Place de Gaulle, Napoleons birthplace, Place de Palmiers and the Town Hall.