Travel Diary | Mediterranean Cruise | Ajaccio, Corsica

21st July 2015

Ajaccio, Corsica

I know, my last few Travel Diary posts have been very long. However, the next two will be short and sweet because my visits to Ajaccio and Palamos were exactly that.

We hadn’t booked excursions so we just got off the ship and explored the port towns in the mornings. We then head back to the ship to spend some time making the most of the all inclusive drinks.

Corsica is an island that is technically a part of France. We docked in the port of Ajaccio which is famous for being the birth place of Napoleon.

I’ve visited Ajaccio before (and wrote a little about recreating memories there in this post) but it was Tyrone’s first time, so I happily showed him around. The weather wasn’t very good and most of the town was shut as it was a Sunday, but I took a few photographs to give you an idea of what Corsica is like.

Ajaccio, Corsica

Ajaccio, Corsica

Ajaccio, Corsica

Ajaccio, Corsica

The weather makes all of my photographs look quite dramatic. We took a walk along this little beach but it wasn’t warm enough to sit out and enjoy the view, which is a shame.

Ajaccio, Corsica

Ajaccio, Corsica

Ajaccio, Corsica

Ajaccio, Corsica

Inside the walls of the fort there is two donkeys and a goat, for no apparent reason.

Ajaccio, Corsica

As you can see, most of the shops were shut.

Ajaccio, Corsica

Ajaccio, Corsica

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  1. Looks gorgeous, as any place in Europe does. Never thought of travelling here but after seeing your pictures, I may change my mind. I want to get some traveling done right after university, after getting married, and before kids. I want to do a major European excursion with Christopher, but hopefully we can make it fit since opening and running a business is so time consuming. I would totally add this to the list.

    • Holly

      Corsica was never on my travel bucket list, so it was a lovely surprise when I visited for the first time. I guess that’s one of the great things about a cruise holiday; you discover new places.

  2. Corsica looks like a perfect place for a small getaway for people in France. It’s actually gorgeous!
    I loved your pics as always!

  3. What a sweet little town. I’ve never thought about visiting Corsica. But I love the colorful buildings and the old architecture mixed in. Very nice.

    xx Yasmin
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    • Holly

      It’s not somewhere I would have thought about either, but I fell in love when I visited there for the first time.

  4. Andrew Greenyer

    Ajaccio is a nice stop on a Mediterranean Cruise – the links to the childhood home of Napoleon Bonaparte provide an interest for the history enthusiasts.

    The beach was much busier on our last visit – see [broken link]

    • Holly

      I think it’s an ideal stop on a cruise. It’s just easy to hop of the ship and look around without having to go to far.

      The beach was busier when I went last time too!!

  5. Corsica looks pretty! What a great place for a mini break?! It’s a shame the weather wasn’t great but at least you got a good look around, your pictures are really good 🙂 x

    • Holly

      I think Corsica would be ideal for a short getaway. There isn’t much there but it’s well worth a visit.

  6. Shame the shops were shut but I’d love to wander down the streets and take it all in. The architecture is really pretty!