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. Use our Ajaccio tourist route planner to visit Maison Bonaparte on your trip to Ajaccio, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • I wouldn't say that this is a 'can't miss', but it is certainly an insightful visit, to see the home where the emperor began his life and then spent much of his life. It's amazing to see the circumsta...  more »
  • They have an audio guide which is helpful because all the signage is in French. A bit too much info about the furniture..who bought, etc. Interesting but not an essential stop.  more »
  • I was bored to death with this museum. It seemed so fake.There was no innovations whatever, no English translation. If you want only the French to visit please do not recommend to tourists.  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • So incredibly boring. He barely lived here, and almost everything discussed was about how the place was decorated or a guess.
  • Terrific piece of history that is well worth a visit . The only downside was none of the historical information Was not available in English, which I found strange and rather rude.
  • A very pretty Island Corsica
  • Very long queue and because of the crowd, we didn't have time to look at everything because they kept shunting us along.