The district of Le Borgo in Ajaccio is where you will find the Fesch Museum, the fine arts museum of Corsica's capital city. Napoleon's uncle, Cardinal Joseph Fesch, was a great art collector and commissioned the building in the 19th century. When he died he bequeathed an impressive collection of art objects to the city where he was born, including around 16,000 paintings.
The Fesch Museum houses one of France's largest collections of Italian paintings, with three departments being particularly well represented: the Italian Primitives, Roman Baroque painting and Neapolitan Baroque painting.
The Fesch Museum also has a graphic arts room full of Corsican and Napoleonic exhibits.
The museum organises a variety of activities all year round: lecture series, themed guided tours of the collections, visual art workshops for children, and concerts on Sundays.
|Opening times||Monday: 09:15 AM – 06:00 PM • Tuesday: 09:15 AM – 06:00 PM • Wednesday: 09:15 AM – 06:00 PM • Thursday: 09:15 AM – 06:00 PM • Friday: 09:15 AM – 06:00 PM • Saturday: 09:15 AM – 06:00 PM • Sunday: 09:15 AM – 06:00 PM|
|Address||50-52 Rue Cardinal Fesch, Ajaccio|
|Telephone||+33 4 95 26 26 26|