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Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption

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An extremely understated working church. Hidden away in the old part of Ajaccio, the cathedral... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David S
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Small Cathédrale near Napoleons Mansion

My family visited there on June 19. It’s part of our shore excursion from cruise MS.Azamara Quest... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Rue Forcioli Conti, Ajaccio, Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien, Corsica, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 26, 2017

We arrived on the Sunday during our cruise stop over not knowing what to expect​, it was like a small town, but it was lovely, we walked up to the church as typical tourists not realising the significance of the area we were in. Then...More

1  Thank wulliecatherine
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Officially the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Ajaccio and also known as the Cathedral of the Assuption of Saint Mary. The present cathedral was built between 1577 and 1593 and is where Napoleon Bonaparte was baptized on July 21, 1771. According to...More

3  Thank CPaM68
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An extremely understated working church. Hidden away in the old part of Ajaccio, the cathedral doesn’t look much from the outside but its nice when entering, tranquil and peaceful, with lots of historical significance.

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cathedral is closed between 1130 and 1445. It’s rather small and unassuming. Small planted area in front.

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

This Cathédrale is just a regular church. Just nice to take a photo or video snapshot. Located nearby the harbor on a 10minutes walk.

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

My family visited there on June 19. It’s part of our shore excursion from cruise MS.Azamara Quest. That Cathédrale was not very big. But it’s ancient building with impressive architecture . We’d love to seeing this place.

Thank tuntunu2018
Reviewed March 25, 2018

The cathedral has links to Napoleon but besides that it's a rather ordinary church, not much to see. The location is beautiful, right opposite the sea promenade.

Thank Sunny_JLa
Reviewed November 14, 2017

The cathedral is plain outside. There are of course connections with Napoleon, as with many buildings in Ajaccio.

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Simple outside architecture, nice inside with good pictures and colours. Napoleon related. Worth a brief visit.

Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Here Corsicans say that Napoleon's mother, Laetitia , had the first signs of suffering in that beautiful Cathedral before giving birth to her famous-to-be son. At some weddings, today, you can hear Corsican polyphonia( Corsican songs "a cappella"( voices only)..it's absolutely thrilling ! amazing!

Thank marieo639
Reviewed August 15, 2017

This cathedral doesn't seem like much from the outside, but it's really nice inside and worth a visit. Plus it has history in regards to Napoleon.

Thank Fromeverywhere
Reviewed July 8, 2017

A sense of history inside because of the Napoleon connection.Tucked away in the old part of Ajaccio a must see on any visit.

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