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Place Foch

Tall palm trees rise around an important fountain in this historic market square in the center of Ajaccio.

See the magnificent Four Lions Fountain and its statue of Napoleon in the center of Place Foch. Relax here with a picnic and admire the enclosing architecture. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Corsica as you peruse the market for local delicacies, such as French nougat and chorizo. 

Capture photos of the elegant granite fountain in the center of the square. At its center, is the marble statue of Napoleon in a Roman toga, surrounded by four protective lions.

Visit the plaza at night when the lights under the palm trees illuminate the scenic area. Along the side of the square find market stalls selling food. Haggle with vendors over snacks, refreshments and light dinners and sit in the square with your meal. In the afternoon, purchase local produce. Select from various jams, cheeses, spices, wines and other items in the market. Take advantage of free tastings before buying.

The plaza had a practical role in Ajaccio’s past as the access path from the town to the port. Enjoy the view of boats and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea from the easternmost point of the plaza. Look at the white façades of the buildings that surround Place Foch.

Several bars and cafés are opposite the square. Sit with a coffee and a crepe while planning the rest of your time in the city.

Locals formerly knew the area as Alder Square and then Palm Tree Square in reference to the stunning vegetation surrounding it.

The plaza is open at all hours year-round with no entrance fee. Watch an intriguing display of the Changing of the Guard on Thursdays in July and August.

Place Foch is in the historic center of Ajaccio, near the island’s east coast. Almost all of the bus lines will take you to the plaza from any part of the city. Walk around the pleasant area to encounter some of Ajaccio’s important cultural sites, such as the Congress Palace, Bonaparte House Museum and the Musée Fesch.


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Hotel Fesch

Hotel Fesch

7 rue Cardinal Fesch, Ajaccio
3.2
of 5, from 8 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps from Hotel de Ville and Musee Fesch. Ajaccio Cathedral is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) away.

£125
Palazzu U Domu

Palazzu U Domu

17 Rue Bonaparte, Ajaccio
3.8
of 5, from 45 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ajaccio, this boutique hotel is steps from National Museum of the Bonaparte Residence and Ajaccio Cathedral. Musee Fesch is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away.

£87
Hotel Napoleon

Hotel Napoleon

4 rue Lorenzo Vero BP 28, Ajaccio
4.1
of 5, from 85 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ajaccio, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chapelle Imperiale, Place de Gaulle, and Musee Fesch. Ajaccio Cathedral is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away.

£63
Kallisté Hôtel

Kallisté Hôtel

51, Cours Napoléon, Ajaccio
3.3
of 5, from 29 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Musee Fesch and Ajaccio Cathedral. Chapelle Imperiale and Port de Plaisance Charles Ornano are also within 10 minutes.

£91
Best Western Plus Ajaccio Amiraute

Best Western Plus Ajaccio Amiraute

20 Boulevard Georges Pompidou, Ajaccio
3.9
of 5, from 52 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Port de Plaisance Charles Ornano and within 3 mi (5 km) of Musee Fesch and Ajaccio Cathedral. Chapelle Imperiale and Hotel de Ville are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£88
Hotel San Carlu Citadelle

Hotel San Carlu Citadelle

8 Boulevard Danielle Casanova, Ajaccio
4.3
of 5, from 17 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ajaccio, this hotel is steps from Musee du Capitellu and Ajaccio Cathedral. Musee Fesch is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away.