Napoleonic days 2016 in Ajaccio: in the footsteps of the first French emperor
- Published: 3-08-2016
- Category: Events
There’s a special bond between Napoleon and Ajaccio. And the deeds of the first French emperor are, even today, very important in Corsica. So important that, every year, the capital of the island of beauty pays its homage in the middle of Summer: in 2016, the Napoleonic days in Ajaccio will take place from August 13th to 15th.
Napoleonic days and August 15th
In addition to the feast of the Assumption, three days of parades of people in period costume, historical re-enactments and firework shows in Ajaccio. With only one fil rouge: celebrate August 15th, the day when, in a small house in the old town centre of Ajaccio, the man who became the first French emperor was born.
So, if you want an original idea to spend August 15th in Corsica, you have found what you need.
Between an historical re-enactment and a firework show, the Napoleonic days are a great occasion to see:
- A couple of the most beautiful beaches in Ajaccio, such as Marinella and Saint-François.
- The surroundings of Ajaccio, where the places to discover are really several.
- The wonderful view of Sanguinaires Islands at sunset.
And you really have to taste the Corsican culinary specialties, such as charcuterie, brocciu and civet de sanglier.
For further information about the Napoleonic days 2016 in Ajaccio (complete program, any changes), you can visit Ajaccio-tourisme.com official website.
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