Musee Fesch, Ajaccio

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Art Museum Museum
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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  • Nice nice Museum discovered good taste / well exposed painters Collection varied and interesting one of the attractions of ajaccio
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  • Nice tour for adults. Too bad that it n have no payment by credit card. And also no didactic subject for children or not offered at the entrance.
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  • Of beautiful pieces, tables well informed which is rare. Great expo on Caroline, sister of Napoleon and Queen of arts. Jewelry, paintings, very interesting, must-see furniture
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  • 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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