Ajaccio is located on the west coast of the island of Corsica, 390 km southeast of Marseille, France. It occupies a sheltered position at the foot of wooded hills on the northern shore of the Gulf of Ajaccio. The harbour lies to the east of the town and is protected on the south by a peninsula.
Ajaccio is a relaxed and attractive place, with an exceptionally mild climate, and a wealth of cafés, restaurants and shops. The core of the old town holds the most interest in Ajaccio: a cluster of ancient streets spreading north and south of place Foch, which opens out to the seafront by the port and the marina. Nearby place de Gaulle forms the town centre and is the source of the main thoroughfare, cours Napoléon, which extends parallel to the sea almost 2km to the northeast. West of place de Gaulle stretches the modern part of town fronted by the beach, overlooked at its eastern end by the citadelle.
Things to See & Do
* The Imperial Chapel
* Napolean’s House - museum
* Ajaccio Cathedral
* The Citadel
* Old Town
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – French
Land Area – 82.03 km²
Population - 60,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 33
Port Location – The port is located in the downtown area of Ajaccio.
Travel Links – From France, the simplest and fastest solution is the NGV (High Speed Boat, Navire à Grande Vitesse): it takes 2:45 to 3:30 to go from Nice to Calvi, l'Ile-Rousse, Ajaccio and Bastia, and you can enjoy the view of the Corsican seashore and arrive practically downtown.
Ajaccio is served primarily by Campo dell'Oro Airport, which is located 6 km’s south of the town.
There are direct ferry routes from Ajaccio to Marseille, Nice, Toulon, and Ciutadella.