Musee Fesch, Ajaccio

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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3.2/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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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  • The temporary exhibition "Modern Bacchanalian" was beautiful, but we discovered the other collections with really great interest.
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  • This museum in the City Center does nothing very interesting su r Corsican culture, pluto is a waste of time...
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  • We went during the heritage days and I've seen better regarding the paintings but the temporary exhibition concerning the Bacchanalia is quite interesting. Is the Imperial chapel that I liked more because it was a continuation of the Napoleon museum visit and she is very beautiful.
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  • A little gem. This museum has the second largest collection of Italian paintings in France after Le Louvre in Paris. Not to be missed!
  • This is a wonderful collection of mainly Italian Art housed in a really beautiful and elegant museum. It is of great historical interest to anyone who loves Corsica, Italy or painting. A lot of the paintings were collected by Napoleon's uncle, Cardinal Fesch, in the period when the Bonapartes ruled most of Europe. While the range of art is quite limited by the standards of some world museums, mainly dating from the 16th-18th centuries, there is a lot of really excellent stuff here and the museum deserves to be better known. This is one of the highlights of Ajaccio which is a fascinating town with lots to do and enjoy.
  • Descended from Bastia specially to visit the Museum Sunday, May 15, we were very disappointed to find closed doors without explanation, while on the site that morning, the Museum was supposed be open... Once again the lack of Corsican professionalism is to emphasize and what are not present tourists this day there before the Museum closed which contradict me!
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  • One of the finest collections of Italian primitives! To visit absolutely!
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  • last week one floor was open, the least interesting for €5! I came to bordeaux for the Italian primitives and the floor was closed: this is scam!
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