Musee Fesch, Ajaccio

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Housed in the 19th-century palace, Musee Fesch has one of the finest collections of old masters and one of the most important Napoleonic collections in France. Cardinal Joseph Fescha left a collection of 16,000 mostly Italian and French paintings, of which 1,500 are part of the core collection. You will also see antique mahogany furniture and the statue of Napoléon I.

You can view Italian painting styles from many eras, including the Italian Primitives, Roman Baroque, Neapolitan Baroque, Napoleonic, landscapes, still lifes, popular scenes from the Flemish school, and a collection of Corsican paintings. Masterpieces in the permanent collection, include "The Virgin and Child Supported by an Angel" by Botticelli, the portrait of "Napoléon I, Emperor of the French" by Baron François Pascal Simon Gérard, and "Forêt de Valdoniello" by Jean-Luc Multedo. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Ajaccio holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Musee Fesch and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • What we saw was excellent with many well known artists' works. Yet the first floor was closed and I think we paid full admission. My favorite work was Bernini's Virgin and Child with Angel. We also wa...  more »
  • being in Ajaccio, is expected to find a place of more dedicated to Napoleon, and him alone! Error! A splendid exhibition (the most important after the Louvre) of Italian primitives: Botticelli, Canaletto, etc... Only downside, opening hours in season, not always adapted to the rhythm of life of tourists
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  • We were in town for the day off our cruise ship and one of our group wanted to see this exhibit of paintings and Napoleonic items. Glad we did - yes, not major works of art, but quite representative o...  more »
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  • Large art collection, really unexpected in such a small city. Also, the exposition about Queen Caroline was great. The only negative point was that the museum just accept cash for the tickets.
  • A lot of great painters from renscentist period and nice paints made by Corsican painters.
  • Not a enormous museum, but has some pretty amazing paintings. Recommend downloading their app for a guided experience during the visit.
  • Not much info in english
  • Art et culture

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