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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  • Came with my daughter at a show for young audiences, I come away pleased of this visit, the staff friendly and available, a very original and educational animation, thanks to the whole team we will be back!
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  • A beautiful Museum with an incredible amount of paintings including a large proportion of Italian works of the Renaissance and still lifes sublimated! The Museum is much bigger, that it looks; It must be a minimum of 2-3 hours to do. The application (free) smartphone type audio guide is, however, indispensable! It is a pity that the Museum was closed too early; it not even had the time to do properly the Napoleonic part and the temporary exhibition!
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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 »
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  • Could be a nice museum but there are serious issues with the lightning... It's hard to look at a paint without having the light reflection in the face... Also, I wish there were more explanation and context about some artworks.
  • 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.
  • Great museum in Ajaccio! Must see!
  • Outstanding introduction to this amazing Island ........
  • A lot of great painters from renscentist period and nice paints made by Corsican painters.
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