Things to do in Ajaccio

New to Ajaccio? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Ajaccio

If you're in Ajaccio to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Place Foch

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Calanques de Piana

⭐️ 4.9 (3405)

Maison Bonaparte

⭐️ 4.1 (2820)

Réserve Naturelle de Scandola

⭐️ 4.8 (2256)

Fesch Museum

⭐️ 4.2 (1671)

Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta

⭐️ 4.3 (913)

Plage du Ricanto

⭐️ 4.1 (646)

Speloncato - Speluncatu

⭐️ 4.7 (279)

Citadelle d'Ajaccio

⭐️ 3.9 (272)

Plage Saint-François - Arinella San Francè

⭐️ 4.4 (244)


⭐️ 4.8 (183)

End your night in some of the best bars in Ajaccio

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Ajaccio, curated exclusively for you.

Le Lodge

⭐️ 4.3 (1027)

Price Range: $$

L’Alta Rocca

⭐️ 4.1 (677)

Price Range: $$

Le Roi de Rome

⭐️ 4.5 (638)


⭐️ 4.7 (625)

Price Range: $$

Brasserie L'instant

⭐️ 4.6 (489)

Price Range: $$

Bar Le Trou dans le Mur

⭐️ 4.6 (485)

Price Range: $

Bar des Sports

⭐️ 4.4 (364)

Price Range: $$

Brasserie Prova

⭐️ 4.7 (252)

Wine Bar to 1755

⭐️ 4.4 (242)

Price Range: $$

Le Caffe De Flore

⭐️ 4.2 (197)

Price Range: $$

Irish Pub

⭐️ 4.2 (188)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Ajaccio

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Ajaccio you've come to the right place.

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Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Ajaccio?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Coté Plage

⭐️ 4.2 (656)

Price Range: $$$

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  1. Explore Citadelle de Ajaccio: This impressive fortress has stood guard over the city since the 17th century, providing magnificent views over Ajaccio and the beauty of the Gulf of Ajaccio. Visitors can wander the appealing gardens and take in some stunning views.
  2. Hike in Scandola Nature Reserve: A UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its extraordinary natural beauty, Scandola Nature Reserve is an unmissable attraction when visiting Ajaccio. Visitors can explore the region’s unusual rock formations (calanques), coastal coves, and high clifftops via some spectacular hikes.
  3. Dine at Le Pirate: A restaurant located at the edge of the citadel, Le Pirate offers a unique dining experience. Guests can enjoy stunning views whilst savoring Mediterranean cuisine and wine from local producers.

The best time to visit Ajaccio is in the late spring (May to June). During this time, the mild temperatures provide the perfect backdrop for exploring the city's attractions, such as its beautiful beaches, world-class restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. During this time of the year, it is also much less likely to encounter rain.

Ajaccio offers plenty to do, making it a great destination for a long holiday. To get the most out of your visit and explore the charming city, six days is the ideal amount of time to spend. You can explore the historic monuments on the first few days and enjoy the local restaurants and shops in the rest of your stay. Additionally, there are plenty of nearby attractions, such as beaches and hiking trails, that can be enjoyed during a full week in Ajaccio.

Ajaccio is a great city to explore and there are plenty of options to get around. Public transportation such as buses and taxis are available, as well as car rental services and bike rentals. To best explore the city, walk or rent a bike for a more leisurely experience. Additionally, there are ferries to the neighboring islands for beachside activities.

Ajaccio is an ideal destination for an unforgettable family holiday. There is so much to explore and enjoy, starting with the Citadel of Ajaccio, which offers spectacular views of the city and its harbor. Kids will also love the Catane Palace, located on the main square, and the Musée Fesch which houses the most extensive collection of artwork in the Corsica region. Make sure to add a stop at Murtoli which is an outdoor museum dedicated to the cultural heritage of Corsica.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Ajaccio. To start off we'd have to mention Wine Bar to 1755, Bar Le Trou dans le Mur, Irish Pub. Check out our page on the best bars in Ajaccio.

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