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Address: Rue St. Charles, 20000 Ajaccio, Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien, Corsica, France
Phone Number: +33 4 95 21 43 89
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Interesting but no English descriptions of the exhibits, so brush off your French and read a little beforehand so that you at least know the names of his close family. You will... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
PhilB1961
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As Napoleon one of my favourite 'real life characters' I enjoyed visiting this historical building, where every wall breathes Napoleon's spirit! After reading numerous historical biographies, his life story touched me! Definitely worth visiting (though you will not see there anything special) just to listen to the audio guide of the great story of the Great Emperor!

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Thank LokiA
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see when you are in Corsica. But prepare to be a little disappointed as the house on the small side. We spend more time in the queue then inside the house. Very interesting audio guide on english. Very well maintained house. It's not much more to see in Ajaccio so it a good place to kill time.

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Thank Marina B
Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting but no English descriptions of the exhibits, so brush off your French and read a little beforehand so that you at least know the names of his close family. You will then at least know to whom the various exhibits refer.

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1 Thank PhilB1961
Switzerland
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This was very interesting to see the house where Napoleon was born and grew up and find out more about his family and corsica during that time.

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Thank Mutlinational_girl
Echunga, Australia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

A well presented audio guide was provided free. Yay! And in well spoken English. It provided an intimate look at the birthplace of napoleon and how his family used this house.

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Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Thrilling experience to walk in the same rooms Napoleon used to walk in and to see his birth place. Museum easy to find in the old part of the city. Has lunch break. Museum, Napoleon's family's old house is well maintained. Old interior decorations are restored.

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Very popular with cruise tours etc as this is an easy walk from the port and because there isn’t much else of note nearby. A ‘must see’ if you are interested in Napoleon’s family and early life bearing in mind that he actually spent little time here. As is typical of Corsica and much of France, all information is in... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to seeing this but left feeling decidedly unimpressed. Might have been a post Brexit reaction but the staff spoke not a word of English to us when explaining entry, bag searches and lockers. Fine - my O'level French sufficed but I floundered when trying to translate all the information boards into English. A sign suggested that there... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Bit difficult to put the history together. But interesting. Also a great deal of uncertainty about authenticity and dates of items in the house. It seems like a lot of effort has gone into restoring the house with furniture owned by the family. Quite a difficult task to restore a house lived in by several generation and altered many times.

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Thank John M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

A greta insight into the life of Napoleon. The is a major problem, all the information boards and cards throughout the house are only in French so I can only guess what it was saying

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