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Place de Gaulle

Ajaccio, Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien, Corsica, France
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Great place to hang

A great place to hang out and enjoy a sunny day; sometimes there is a flea market there that's fun... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MycroftHolmey
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Severna Park, Maryland
Imposing

This sprawling square has good views over the sea but lacks real focus. It's pleasant enough to... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Alan F
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Ajaccio, Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien, Corsica, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to hang out and enjoy a sunny day; sometimes there is a flea market there that's fun to go to.

Thank MycroftHolmey
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This sprawling square has good views over the sea but lacks real focus. It's pleasant enough to walk through but hardly memorable.

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a nice open space in the city but the main attraction here is the statue of Napoleon surrounded by four of his brothers. The statue was erected in 1865. Napoleon is seated on a horse. He is shown in triumph, crowned with a...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The square is a central place of the city, just a block away from the beach, within the easy reach of all the important sites and filled with nice bars, restaurants and shops. It is a very pleasant place in the center of an interesting...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Ajaccio in 1769 in a modest four story home which is now a museum. Napoleon was eventually sent to the Military College of Brienne from 1779-1784 and, after graduation, joined an artillery regiment. His regiment was in Auxonne when the...More

Thank gabykouchacji
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were lucky enough to be in Ajaccio for Napoleon's birthday weekend and Place de Gaulle is where it all happened - reenactments of battles and negotiations, complete with musket and canon fire and dancing. We got a lovely outside table at a bar right...More

Thank Bernadette E
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Beach on one side (a block off), bars, shopping and food on the other three sides make sit a great central location in Ajaccio to meet and just relax. There was plenty of people around just strolling and people watching was great. Nice to place.

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Important historical as de Gaulle addressed the people when the island liberated after WW2. Interesting statue of the Bonaparte family and the square looks pleasantly to the sea and town, fringed by cafes and bars

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We visited the square on a Sunday and there was no activity there except for some book sellers. The place is quite big and I can imagine that there are some events here once in a while. Just not this particular Sunday. There is a...More

1  Thank KTBergsten
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Not impressed with here are Ajaccio generally. Did find alot of antique stalls set up here when we were there. Interesting but didnt buy anything as very overpriced as was Ajaccio. The beach was very nice though

1  Thank geordieboy919
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Where does the petit train take you
16 August 2016|
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Response from Haslander | Reviewed this property |
The Little Train leaves Place Foch and makes a short 15 minute stop at La Grotte de Napoléon, which is an impressive monument to Napoleon Bonapart just out of the town centre. The trip then winds it's way back to the coast... More
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