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National Museum of the Bonaparte Residence

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Address: Rue Saint-Charles, 20000 Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Phone Number: 33 4 95 21 43 89
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A museum dedicated to the life of THE legendary little man, Napoleon...

A museum dedicated to the life of THE legendary little man, Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Quite an interesting place even for non Napoleon fans

This attraction is no good for wheel chair users as it is over several floors. There are some quite interesting things to see, however my wife could have stayed there all day as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This attraction is no good for wheel chair users as it is over several floors. There are some quite interesting things to see, however my wife could have stayed there all day as she is a Napoleon Bonaparte freak!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Ajaccio is a BEAUTIFUL place ,I fall in love whit this place ever time I go there , last time I got the chance to visit the National Museum of the Bonaparte Residence and it was very interesting , the rooms are very well maintained and you can at moments feel like you jumped in the past , how ever... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Last year I visited Waterloo. And this has enriched my interest. The home is fascinating. The Birth of Napoleon. Very well laid out and honest in its contents. This was my whole purpose coming to Corsica. Mission accomplished!

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

We have been lucky in that we were able to visit Napoleon's birthplace as well as St Helena were he passed. The audio guide is very helpful and informative.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

As Corsica is the birthplace of Napolean, this museum is a must see. It's not grand - it really is a house that has been converted but there is plenty to see and get a feel for his origins.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We arrived about 15 minutes before opening time and there was some confusion about where to queue. One section was for tour groups and the other for individual visitors. This is not helped by the fact that the house is situated in a narrow alleyway. Only a limited number of people are allowed in at a time as all bags/rucksacks... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

When I think of Napoleon and his family I think of big personalities and big impact, so it came as quite a surprise to see how small was the home he and so many of his family were raised in. It was probably considered large by his times, but I found it rather cramped and would not have wanted to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Our family enjoyed learning more about Napoleon and his family on this tour. If you have a day in Ajaccio, it is certainly worth checking out!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This museum was less than I was expecting and hoping for. While it is in the house where Napoleon Bonaparte was born and there was an English audio to guide the tourist, it still left me flat as if there should have been more.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is in France so prominence is given to the French language. However, there are a lot of foreign visitors who struggle with the exhibits' descriptions.

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