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. Use our Ajaccio trip builder to visit Musee Fesch on your trip to Ajaccio, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful Museum and the staff is friendly with children: loan of stroller games etc... Many very interesting outdoor Chapel works great
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  • August 15, 2017
    At the bend of a walk in Ajaccio and by pure chance we visited this museum. We were fascinated by the beauty and the amount of the paintings on display.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Some very beautiful in this Museum, which is worth a long visit, because it is fresh, beautiful and especially richly endowed especially of Italian pieces, Giorgione, Paolo Caliari, Titian and many others. In the centre of Ajaccio, near the market.
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  • August 16, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    A lot of great painters from renscentist period and nice paints made by Corsican painters.
  • March 16, 2017
    Not a enormous museum, but has some pretty amazing paintings. Recommend downloading their app for a guided experience during the visit.
  • May 16, 2017
    Not much info in english
  • March 21, 2017
    Art et culture

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