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“A lot of art, but really the chapel is the star”
Review of Musee Fesch

Musee Fesch
Ranked #9 of 50 things to do in Ajaccio
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Owner description: A small museum with a fine collection of Renaissance paintings: a must-see for the avid art lover.
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

The museum has three floors of paintings and sculptures, two of these are generic but the ground floor is focused on Napoleon and his family. The ground floor is by far the most interesting. The upper two floors are ok, but could be any gallery anywhere. There is nothing that stands out as a 'must see' piece.

After the museum, visit the chapel where many members of Napoleon's family are buried. It is an impressive monument to a once powerful family.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank niceguy1966
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

To me, the more I learnt as I went, the more I appreciated the significance and excellence of this collection of paintings - allow the time to really examine the works, read about the artist and get a good grip on why and how the subject is portrayed - it will be worth the effort ...
My favourites - and I loved the work and was intrigued by the painters- are below:

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank DiNoosaHeads
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

One of the biggest art museums in Corsica, with a collection of pieces from the last 5 centuries. However the quality of the work on show was a bit disappointing. Worth a quick visit though if you are in the area.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Sunny_JLa
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

What we saw was excellent with many well known artists' works. Yet the first floor was closed and I think we paid full admission. My favorite work was Bernini's Virgin and Child with Angel. We also walked the main shopping street and bought a few souvenirs ( of course) The weather was perfect as it was all cruise long, with temps in the middle 70s and sunny. Many other of the cruise passengers spent the day at the beautiful beach but we chose to sight see. We also saw the Bonaparte House where Napoleon grew up. This was not worthwhile.The highlight here was a lock of Nappy's hair under glass. ie no big deal. The city as a whole was a memorable experience.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Michael G
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

We were in town for the day off our cruise ship and one of our group wanted to see this exhibit of paintings and Napoleonic items. Glad we did - yes, not major works of art, but quite representative of the period with extensive religious themes in the 3rd floor gallery. Lots of still life in the hallways, and quite a few very interesting paintings in the side galleries. Helped that we had someone in our group who was able to talk about the religious scene's being depicted.
Yes, the lighting is a bit dark, but not any more so than many other museums attempting to protect their collection.
There is also an elevator to the upper floors for those who have an aversion to stairs.
Note that there was no photography allowed.

We were pleased with the attraction, and there are a number of nice spots for lunch along Rue Cardinal Fesch.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JDB68
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