Maison Bonaparte, Ajaccio

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Maison Bonaparte was the ancestral home of the Bonaparte family from 1682 to 1923. The ground floor and cellar feature a few photographs of the family residences around Ajaccio and a few photographs of various agricultural instruments used on the land such as millstones, jars, and presses. The family rooms are on the first floor, including a drawing room, the bedroom of Madame Mère, the room where Napoléon was born, the boudoir, the gallery, and the interesting trapdoor room which Napoléon supposedly used to reach the port in 1799. Napoléon III acquired the cellars located beneath the gallery in 1860, which now display implements, such as the rare granite mill for pressing olives and an oil-press. A visit to Maison Bonaparte represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ajaccio attractions planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Was all pretty brief and went more about the family than about Napoleon Bonaparte. Missed very clear ideas. Also private was, in my opinion, much more out of it. The kwamop me as a picked up something together.
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  • Audio guide is interesting and help learning about Napoleon. Good overview. Visit takes about 30 to 45 minutes.  more »
  • Bonaparte and Ajaccio go hand in hand. But the House has nothing exceptional. Two floors with aging signs. Nothing interactive.
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  • It became a small museum and got small souvenir store in front. This where Bonaparte was born but he never come back after he went for exploration. Small quite city, you can walk by yourself without a guide. there 're a panoramic tour thru the city but if you have time, better to spend it by foot.
  • From the historical perspective, it's great, and also the entrance is free for EU students. But all the texts inside are in French.
  • The birthplace of Napoleon. Walking through the different rooms, the visitor gets a sense of what life was like at the time of the emperor. You also learn about the different owners of the house and the influence they had on furniture and decoration.
  • The woman at reception was trying to charge us a non-EU rate because we're 'leaving'. We felt very victimised and she eventually gave us the EU rate. Made us very shaky and ruined the trip slightly. Museum itself was okay.
  • Worth visiting if you are under 25, since you get the admission for free. All the information is in French and Corsican but I believe it's possible to get English audio guide, but it wasn't available when I went.

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