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Address: 50 rue du Cardinal Fesch, 20000 Ajaccio, Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien, Corsica, France
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+33 4 95 21 48 17
09:15 - 12:15
14:15 - 17:15
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14:15 - 17:15

A small museum with a fine collection of Renaissance paintings: a must-see...

A small museum with a fine collection of Renaissance paintings: a must-see for the avid art lover.

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Bit hard to appreciate

Visited whilst on a cruise stop. Lighting is a bit gloomy in some areas. Little descriptions in English. Hard to appreciate what your looking at for the non artistic customer... read more

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited whilst on a cruise stop. Lighting is a bit gloomy in some areas. Little descriptions in English. Hard to appreciate what your looking at for the non artistic customer. Tour was on so tagged along a bit and the visit improved considerably. All in all nice enough visit with the Napoleon angle.

Thank georgedoull
San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Mostly unknown, secondary artists but there is one Bellini, one Botticelli, two Titians, and a few other famous ones on second floor. The basement has an interesting collection of Corsican art. Entrance fee for adults is 8 Euros and for seniors it is 5 Euros.

Thank Purobi
Tours, France
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This museum situated in ajaccio city centre presents some objects mainly paintings referring to Napoleon. The history of the famous french emperor is explained too. Quite interesting if you want a cultural pause during your stay in corsica !

Thank Pierre M
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I totally agree that the lighting in this museum needs a major overhaul. There are many beautiful paintings it is almost impossible to appreciate. Only the Napoleon exhibit (excellent) and the 2nd floor were open so we were sad to have missed. the rest. Also closed was the Imperial Chappel. Very sad regarding that. Sureley it would not cost them... More 

Thank PMacOtt
Redlands, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

An extensive and beautifully curated collection of paintings with both eccentric (Temptation of the Chouette) and classic (Titian) examples. Allow two hours. Consider returning if you like painting.

Thank Letrun
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The musée Fesch ( Palais Fesch-musée des beaux-arts) is the central museum of fine arts in Ajaccio on Corsica. Located within the gated Palais Fesch. The most impressive painting collections at the museum are arranged in several halls in the specific periods of the Early Italian and Renaissance, the Roman Baroque and the Neapolitan Baroque. The museum is not very... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a real must to visit. Some exceptional paintings set in a most attractive gallery. Bit annoyed that a whole floor was closed due to staff shortages -- yet there seemed plenty of staff at the entrance including an appallingly impolite security guard. One guide, a middle-aged woman however was extraordinarily well informed and engaging.

Thank jezzamct
Heswall, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I’m sure that there is lots of interesting art here but we did not persevere to find out. We mainly visited here to get entry to the adjacent Imperial Chappelle which was closed. We were advised that there was no written or audio guide in English. We gave it a go but soon gave up.

Thank top-trippers
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

the first floor is closed ! the gallery of portraits without any labels because of the current neon show.....and l elysee office in minute details ????? I did see laetitia buonaparte.;a couple of teh Emperor portraits ;and a Bourdelle, a Rodin but disappointment is the word !

1 Thank ceejaydee
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193 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building with a lot of precious art inside. Unfortunately it clearly does not get the care it deserves (lack of light (!), descriptions and further sloppy things). The museum could improve massively with a professional management.

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