U palazzu di Napoleone: the palace of Napoleon in Bocognano, Corsica

palace of Napoleon


Napoleon was always very close to the island on which it was born, Corsica. If you are spending a holiday on the island of beauty, visit the palace of Napoleon in Bocognano will allow you to retrace the footsteps of the first French emperor.

  • The palace. Between late Eighteenth century and early Nineteenth century, the palace was built to be the summer residence of the French emperor. Napoleon never lived in this palace. A part of the palace is a museum today: inside, you can find dozens of items including furniture, clothing, musical instruments, weapons and photographs.
  • How to get there. Bocognano is about forty minutes by car from Ajaccio. To get there, you only need to take the T20 road following the road signs to Bocognano.
  • Opening times. The palace is open from Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 5:30om, and on Sunday from 9am to 3pm. The cost of the ticket is three euros. Entry is free for children.
  • Further information. For further information about the palace of Napoleon in Bocognano (any changes, events), you can visit the official fanpage of u palazzu.


Image source: Di OTHVG – Opera propria, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52280680

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