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Culture & Leisure

Places of cultural and historical interest

Musée Fesch - Palais des Beaux-Arts

Palais Fesch - Musée des Beaux Arts, is home to one of the most beautiful European collections of Italian primitive and Renaissance paintings, amongst others.

 

 

The Maison Bonaparte, birthplace of French Emperor Napoleon I, houses an important collection of personal possessions, furniture and historical documents belonging to the emperor.

 

 

The Fesch Museum offers guided group tours. We can also arrange an individual tour of one or both of these museums with a certified interpreter.

 

 

The Lazaret Ollandini is another place of great cultural importance in Ajaccio; it features the Marc Petit Museum (a permanent exhibition of painting collections from the Corsican school) as well as high-level cultural events.

 

 

For more information on Ajaccio's cultural heritage:

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Musée de la Maison Bonaparte
Lazaret Ollandini

Ajaccio Casino

Casino d'Ajaccio   Just 1km from the hotel, the elegant Ajaccio Casino, Corsica's sole gambling establishment, offers poker tables, slot machines and table games, for both fanatics and those who enjoy the occasional flutter.

Discover Corsican wines

Clos d'Alzeto

Learn about and sample Corsican wine at the hotel and its environs, or plan a visit to a vineyard.

 

Vineyard visit to the amazing Clos d'Alzeto which belongs to the Albertini family and home to one of the island's most celebrated vintage wines, located just 45 minutes from the hotel.

 

Vineyard visits and tastings led by a reputable consultant sommelier.

 

Tasting and shopping Corsican wines advised by France's top wine merchant from the 2011 RVF (French wine review).

Dégustation au Chemin des Vignobles

Seasonal highlights

Régates Impériales dans le Golfe d'Ajaccio  

For classic yachting enthusiasts, the Gulf of Ajaccio is the stage for the Imperial Regates which open the official European circuit for traditional sailing races every spring in May. You can also admire these magnificent ships as they sail past the hotel, and we can even book you places on board.

 

 

Each June, the Lazaret Ollandini hosts the Ajaccio Jazz Festival  - with a high quality line-up as well as meetings and conferences throughout the year.

 

 

Other notable events on the local cultural agenda are the Summer Polyphonies (concerts from June to September) the Art & Passion Cinema Festival (independent European movies - October) and the Ajaccio Italian Film Festival (October).

 

 

For more information on cultural events: click here.
Jazz in Aiacciu - Michel Legrand  
Polyphonies Corses - I Muvrini  
Hôtel**** Demeure Les Mouettes 9, Cours Lucien Bonaparte 20000 Ajaccio Corsica (France)
Tél.: +33 (0)4 95 50 40 40 / Fax: +33 (0)4 95 21 71 80 - E-mail: info@hotellesmouettes.fr