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The house-Museum of Napoleon: photo description (Musee de la Maison Bonaparte)

The house-Museum of Napoleon is the main attraction of Ajaccio, although other Napoleonic places, among which are more majestic and beautiful, there are a lot.

The memory of the Emperor of France here store very carefully though Bonaparte had lived in Ajaccio is just nine years since its birth on 15 August 1769. The house in which was born the future Emperor of France, is not like a Palace or a mansion. This modest three-story building, the Windows of which hang wooden shutters, and over the entrance is fixed a marble plaque. But inside, the apartments look luxurious and elegant. However, this is not the situation in which he was born and spent part of his childhood, Napoleon, and the reconstruction. In 1793 the house was plundered by the adherents of Royal power, but the mother of Napoleon deemed it a point of honor to restore the house, furnish and decorate it is not worse than before. After the death of her son, she established near the house a small bust, today it is surrounded by a small garden of orange trees and rose bushes. In the house visitors can see portraits of the Emperor and members of his family, documents, weapons, furniture of the Napoleonic era.

The Bonaparte family settled in this house at the end of the XVII century. Besides them, there were other families. Bonaparte gradually became one room after another and so became owners of the whole building. In addition to Napoleon in this house were born all of his brothers and sisters. Before 1920, the house remained property of the family of Bonaparte, then, Prince Victor Napoleon Bonaparte, the heir of Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon, gave it to the state.

In addition to this building, in Ajaccio there are also many places associated with Napoleon or his relatives. Even a grotto is a small cave served as a place of little Napoleon. Of the monuments is called the statue which crowns the fountain of the lions at Plaza Foch square, equestrian statue on the place de Gaulle and stone pyramid in the square at Austerlitz. In the Imperial chapel, the graves of the parents of the Emperor and his brothers and sisters. The Cathedral also known as the place of the baptism of the future Emperor. The former residence of Napoleon Lantiv Palace is now the headquarters of the Prefecture of Corsica, and in the Palace of cardinal Fesch Museum, which houses a large collection of Italian paintings.