Maison Bonaparte, Ajaccio

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Maison Bonaparte was the ancestral home of the Bonaparte family from 1682 to 1923. The ground floor and cellar feature a few photographs of the family residences around Ajaccio and a few photographs of various agricultural instruments used on the land such as millstones, jars, and presses. The family rooms are on the first floor, including a drawing room, the bedroom of Madame Mère, the room where Napoléon was born, the boudoir, the gallery, and the interesting trapdoor room which Napoléon supposedly used to reach the port in 1799. Napoléon III acquired the cellars located beneath the gallery in 1860, which now display implements, such as the rare granite mill for pressing olives and an oil-press. A visit to Maison Bonaparte represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ajaccio attractions planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The sense of hagiography surrounding the whole Bonaparte family, but especially Napoléon, was very strong in this museum. My favourite part of this experience was seeing the careful restoration of...  more »
  • Great little museum with handy audioguides to see the history of Napoleons family in Corsica. A different side to the story, quite interesting.  more »
  • A must stop for all history lovers. Would give 5 stars if information was given in at least 2 languages. Not everyone speaks French. Otherwise you wander around figuring what the exhibition is about (we visited around 4pm when tour with audibles is no longer available) . Also no matter how hot it may be outside do not bring any liquids with you, they are not allowed in the museum
  • Wasn't tourist friendly as everything was in French and the workers spoke minimal English so were unfortunately unable to assist with information. It was only until after the tour that there was mention of the English headphones. Understood we are in a French speaking country however as cruise ships dock here with Napoleon Bonaparte history a highlight, it is to be expected that there will be visitors who cannot speak the native tongue.

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