Fesch Museum: between painting and sculpture, one of the most important of Corsica


Inestimable paintings, in large part, by the great masters of Italian painting. Sculptures signed by names that have made the history of this art. And all in one place: this is the Fesch Museum, one of the most important of Corsica.


The museum

To understand the importance of the museum, it would be enough to say only one thing: the Fesch Museum houses the second largest collection of Italian paintings in France (the first is in the Louvre). In the rooms at the Fesch, works of art by Bellini, Botticelli, Perugino, Titian, Veronese (just to mention the major artists) are on display.

There are the works of some famous sculptors, such as Antonio Canova, Lorenzo Bartolini and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. The north wing of the museum houses the municipal library: created by Luciano Bonaparte, brother of the French Emperor, the library houses valuable books of history, theology and literature.


Where it is

The Fesch Museum is in rue Cardinal Fesch, in the central part of Ajaccio, easily to reach by public transport or by car. Take a good advice: add this museum to your itinerary with the things to see in Ajaccio in a day.


Opening hours and tickets

From October 1 to April 30, the museum is open:

  • On Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, from 10am to 5pm
  • On Thursday and Friday from 12pm to 5pm
  • On Sunday from 12pm to 5pm

From May 2 to September 30, the museum is open:

  • On Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, from 10am to 6pm
  • On Thursday and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm
  • On Friday from 12pm to 6pm (in July and August, from 12pm to 8:30pm)

Ticket: full price 8 euros; reduced price 5 euros.


Further information

For further information about Fesch Museum in Ajaccio, you can visit the official website of the museum, Musee-fesch.com.


Image source: “Ajaccio-Palais Fesch” di Pierre Bona – Opera propria. Con licenza CC BY-SA 3.0 tramite Wikimedia Commons

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