Cruise Port Atlas | Ajaccio (Corsica), France Map and Location

Ajaccio (Corsica), France Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines sailing to Ajaccio (Corsica): Voyages of Discovery, Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Silversea, Celebrity, Cunard, Costa, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean

Key Attractions: Ajaccio Cathedral, Bonaparte House, Musee Fesch, Genoese Towers, Plages St. Francois, Ricanto, Plage d'Agosta, Iles Sanguinaires (Blood Islands), Calanque at Piana, Corte and Restonica Gorge, Prunelli Gorges

Ajaccio, on the western coast of Corsica, is the largest city on the French island and the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.  It is situated in the large Gulf of Ajaccio and offers a protected port to cruise ships.  Visitors to the city will see many references to the city's favorite son, including several impressive outdoor statues and the house of his birth, which is now a museum. The city market is very popular with visitors for its beautiful fresh produce and local products. The Musee Fesch has France's second largest collection of Italian paintings and is an excellent stop for art lovers. The Gulf around the city features many popular beaches. The natural attractions that cruisers might want to visit are the Prunelli Gorges, the Calanches of Piana and the Iles Sanguinaires.

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language:  French

Secondary Languages: Corsican

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Ajaccio by Jean-Pol Grandmont

Geography and Population

On the western coast of Corsica, deep within the Gulf of Ajaccio, the capital city of the French island has a population of over 650,000.  The populated area includes much of the gulf and several miles inland along the Gravona River.

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How far?

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Ajaccio Cruise Berth Ajaccio International Airport 7 KM 12 minutes  
Ajaccio Cruise Berth City Center (Museums, Cathedral, Citadel) 0.5-1.5 KM 5 minutes, 5-15 minute walk  
Ajaccio Cruise Berth Plage St. Francois 1 KM 6 minutes, 11 minute walk  
Ajaccio Cruise Berth Ricanto Beach 5 KM 8 minutes  
Ajaccio Cruise Berth Plage d'Agosta 19 KM 24 minutes  
Ajaccio Cruise Berth Portigliolo Beach 32 KM 43 minutes  
Ajaccio Cruise Berth Isolella Beach 20 KM 25 minutes  
Ajaccio Cruise Berth Ruppione Beach 24 KM 30 minutes  
Ajaccio Cruise Berth Iles Sanguinaires (Genoese Tower) 12 KM 20 minutes  
Ajaccio Cruise Berth Prunelli Gorge 25 KM 30 minutes  
Ajaccio Cruise Berth Piana 68 KM 80 minutes  
Ajaccio Cruise Berth Corte 80 KM 1 hour 20 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

Centre hospitalier Notre-Dame de la Misericorde, 27 Avenue Imperatrice Eugenie, 20000 Ajaccio, phone - +33 4 95 29 90 9, 2 KM, 7 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Caisse Credit Municipal Toulon C.I.T., 7 Boulevard Roi Jerome, 20000 Ajaccio, 1.5 KM, 4 minutes
LCL - Le Credit Lyonnais, 59 Cours Napoleon, 20000 Ajaccio, 1 KM, 4 minutes

Post Office

La Poste, 13 Cours Napoleon, 20000 Ajaccio, 1.5 KM, 4 minutes

Port and Berths

Port Address

Quai l'Herminier, 20000 Ajaccio
GPS - 41.922333, 8.741376