Where it all began

In a fascinating coincidence of history, one year before Napoleon’s birth, the Treaty of Versailles ended four hundred years of Genoese rule and transferred the island to France. The Corsicans, who had waged rebellion against Genoa for decades, rose up against the invading French. Napoleon’s father, Carlo Buonaparte, numbered among the rebels. On May 8, 1769, just two months before the future French emperor was born, the Corsicans surrendered.

Thus, with the thinnest of margins, Napoleon Bonaparte was born a French citizen. But how much of his Corsican roots did Napoleon retain?  We will uncover this and much more !

Additional information

travel-typeExperience with a Private Vehicle
travel-styleClassics (Adults), Couple/Romance, Friends, Graduation Trip, Solo travel, Team Building, Women travel
tour-duration4 Days
Guests (max)6
level-of-difficultyLight ot Moderate
limited-mobilityNo
kids-friendlyYes
interestsArchitecture, Art History, Cuisine, Food Market, French Country, Gourmet, History, Painting, Photography, Shopping, UNESCO sites, Wine & cheese

Olivier - DocentOlivier

Greetings from Corsica! I’m Olivier, a Nationally & Officially Licensed Docent as well as a WSET Graduate and I love France and beyond!

More about me

Napoleon on the go
Napoleon Bust, Ajaccio
Foch Square, Ajaccio
Napoleon on a horse, Ajaccio
Notre-Dame de l'Assomption Cathedral, Ajaccio, Corsica
Napoleon Monument, Ajaccio
Bonaparte on the Bridge at_Arcole by Antoine-Jean GROS
Fesch Museum, Corsica / Ajaccio
Napoleon Birthroom
National Napoleon Museum, Ajaccio
House Napoleon Bonaparte

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