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Maison Bonaparte

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
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Duplicated original wallpaper

It was so interesting to see how the original wallpaper was duplicated in paint on a number of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
Getting to know Napoleon

Great exhibit which takes you through his early life and family background. I knew he had brothers... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Staten Island, New York
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Rue St. Charles, 20000 Ajaccio, Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien, Corsica, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a cute museum of Napoleon's childhood home. But, they had no English translations at all. It was painfully slow due to the crowds from the cruise ships.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so interesting to see how the original wallpaper was duplicated in paint on a number of walls in Napoleon's family home.

Thank nativebostonian2015
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We visited the Maison whilst in Ajaccio from a cruise ship. The house is quite interesting but all the signage and information is in french only. This limits the experience somewhat.

1  Thank Chris J
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

It is really not easy to find this house in small narrow street near Foch square. Unfortunately lunch break started earlier at 11:30 thus we were not able to get in. And wait to 13:15 was too long for us. From outside looks like common...More

1  Thank Jaroslav U
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Interesting to see and experience. Signs are only in French so you might need to rent the audio tool.

Thank jackholmes181
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The stores and cafes around the area are great but the building itself and limited tour times are a bit tedious for such a figure’s home of historical significance? It can be quite crowded if a cruise ship is in port and the best part...More

Thank jblmdmba
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

French people if you work with tourist you should at least put also english text to teqd ...so 60% of other guest coming to Corsica will understand what they see in museum. So we spent 15 min there as you understand zero as all written...More

Thank Patrik_kiteschool
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Great exhibit which takes you through his early life and family background. I knew he had brothers but apparently there were five boys growing up in that household. It is furnished with period furniture and some were the actual pieces. The prerecorded guides have plenty...More

Thank ivanram
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Two years ago, I've been a tourist at the 'Villa Martino', on the Isola d'Elba=> Napoleon's first place of exile. The famous '300 days - exile.' The conditions imposed were, obviously, appaling. => The exile N asked to have drapes painted on the walls. Sad....More

Thank Delia G
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

The museum was quite small, but interesting, took no more than one hour to go through. Worth visiting.

Thank Jenny A
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Response from MycroftHolmey | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Sorry this took a while. No, I was living in Corsica at the time and went on my own. There aren't really any guide books that I used. It's a relatively small city, so you can usually wander with a map or a phone and get... More