Located on the west coast of the island of Corsica, Ajaccio is 390 kilometres southeast of Marseille. The modern city of Ajaccio not only engulfs the entire harbour, but consumes the majority of the Gulf of Ajaccio, and slowly winds its way up the valley of the Gravona River.
Whilst the city is only small being some 82 square kilometres, yet it has a population of over 65,000 people. The one thing that you will however notice with the city is the traffic. Just like their friends in France, the Ajacciens hate being separated from their cars. Hence there can often be traffic congestion, and problems trying to find a parking spot.
Which I guess is a good thing, because the city being so small is very easily accessible via foot. Coupled with the beautiful harbour, it makes for a very pleasant stroll.
The main airport that services the city is the Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport. The airport is home to Air Corsica. From the airport various locations in the mainland of France can be accessed such a Nice, Marseille, Brive and Paris.
The lovely city of Ajaccio is home to six different twin cities which include Jena in Germany, Larnaca in Cyprus, Palma de Mallorca in Spain, Dana Point in the United States, Maddalena in Italy and Marrakech in Morocco.
With more things to do than you can poke a stick at, be sure to take in the follow attractions. The Ajaccio Cathedral, Bonaparte House, Iles Sanguinaires or the Blood Islands, Musee Fesch, Prunelli Gorges, Genoese Towers, The Monument to General Abbatucci, The Monument to Napoleon I, The Baciocchi Family Mansion, The Fesch Palace, The old Lazaretto of Aspretto, The Citadel, The Sawmill at Les Salines, Plages St. Francois, Ricanto, Plage d'Agosta, Calanque at Piana, Corte and Restonica Gorges.