Musée Fesch, Ajaccio

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Housed in the 19th-century palace, Musée 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 Musée Fesch and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • He must love especially Italian classical painting (17/18) to have the pleasure of visiting many paintings (400) of qualities very various. This collection was assembled by cardinal Fesch uncle of Bonaparte. A question arises: where this friendly Cardinal to pu to find money to build such a collection? It is true that the ISF did not apply to my Lord!
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  • Museum interesting but: no guide, some guards sleeping, sitting in a Chair, only a sheet in several languages with even the French, (something that is not always the case) almost every exhibit, feels a little lost. This museum is missing a soul. Although having seen pretty things, remaining on his hunger for information, it shows a little disappointed.
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  • Very beautiful collections left by Cardinal FESCH, the uncle of Napoleon. In addition, there was a temporary exhibition on Caroline Bonaparte, wife of Joachim MURAT: superb!
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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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