Blending the traditions of both France and Italy with customs unique to the island, Ajaccio has several festivals that are well-worth taking part in. Here are a few of our top picks, but be sure to keep an eye out for events while you’re visiting as the combination of cultures is not to be missed:
The annual celebration of Napoleon across France takes on a particular significance on the island of Corsica. As Ajaccio is the birthplace of the famed military leader, Napoleon admirers and fanatics gather here for several days of celebration. If you’re planning to visit in mid-August, this is a brilliant event to build your holiday around.
Like Independence Day in America, the 14th of July marks the storming of the Bastille and the success of the French revolution against the monarchy. Bastille Day is celebrated with fireworks, food, parades and parties, so if you’re on the hunt for a truly French experience in Ajaccio then it should be your first choice.