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Address: Rue St. Charles, 20000 Ajaccio, Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien, Corsica, France
Phone Number: 0495214389
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A great insight

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Richard J
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Chatham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked forward to our cruise stop in Ajaccio for the chance to see the place where Napoleon was born. The house museum did not disappoint! An easy walk from the cruise port, we arrived at the museum in the Rue St. Charles and found a line outside even before its 10:30 am opening. (A bit of advice for cruisers... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's good historical information, must get the audio because everything else is in French. But remember there's time when they take brake in the middle of the day. It walking distance from the cruise ship port. There's entry fees but it is worth it., because the house itself is a small museum. C U AROUND

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 in Ajaccio, capital of the island of Corsica. The house in which he was born is open to the public as the Musee de la maison Bonaparte a Ajaccio. His family was moderately wealthy and of noble Tuscan heritage, arriving in Corsica during the 16th century. He was christened Napoleone di Buonaparte, but changed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a lovely coincidence being in Ajaccio on the weekend of Napoleon's birthday celebrations. A visit to the home in which he and his family lived was a must! It was an enjoyable and informative visit but a big tip if you aren't proficient in French is to get the audio tour! Quite a lot of the written story... More 

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was afraid at first that the museum will not have enough "meat" but after my visit I was taken with a strong envy to learn more about Napoleon's life... Staff was a bit hostile and annoying (except for the girl at the museum shop that was very kind). Recommended.

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maison Bonaparte is about 5 minutes walk from the tender landing point. (pick up a free map from the tourist desk on the quayside -they will show you where it is and how to get there) Keep the open air market on your right top of the street turn left on your right narrow street sign up high Rue Bonaparte.... More 

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Toulouse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is worthy of a visit but you will need the audio tour if you do not speak French because all the information is written in French only. The house has changed over the decades and is no longer an actual home that you walk around. It is a museum on three floors and they have put a couple of... More 

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