Ajaccio can be visited year-round thanks to a fairly mild climate. The busiest time to visit is from June through September when the weather is sunny and warm, however it will be difficult to find cheap flights to Ajaccio during these months. November through March can see more rainfall than other parts of the year, but not so much that it should deter visitors. You’re more likely to find better deals on flights and hotels during low season (November-March, excluding Christmas), and shoulder season of April and May, and September and October.
Ajaccio is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte and August 15 is when the city celebrates his birth with the popular festival Fètes Napoléoniennes, so anyone who is a Napoleon fan should consider booking flights to Ajaccio around that time to join in the celebrations and soak up the lively atmosphere. But book a hotel well in advance since it’s a busy time and hotels fill up fast.
This French city is a beautiful destination with a lot to offer many types of travellers who are taking flights to Ajaccio. Surrounded by mountains, Ajaccio is a seaside city that boasts beaches, museums and galleries, and a port lined with bars and restaurants. Ajaccio is also the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte and his family home is now the Maison Bonaparte, one of four museums in the city dedicated to Napoléon. Another museum well worth a visit is the Palais Fesch Musée des Beaux-Arts, which houses a noteworthy collection of Italian paintings, the largest in France outside of the Louvre. The collection was amassed by Napoleon’s uncle.
In addition to vising museums and galleries, exploring the winding streets of Ajaccio, walking around its charming waterfront area, and visiting the many shops and restaurants in the city is reason enough for many to visit. There are also many opportunities to hike around Ajaccio, making it a good destination for those who like to get active outdoors. The tourist office can provide information about nearby trails which will all offer beautiful views of the landscape around Ajaccio. Weather-permitting, there are some nice beaches to explore in and around the city where visitors can relax, swim, or rent kayaks and jet skis.
The best way to get around Ajaccio is on foot. You can also rent a scooter or bicycle, which is a good option if you want to check out beaches outside of the city. For those travelling to other areas of Corsica, renting a car is often the best option since bus service can be sporadic outside of peak season and a car will be more convenient.
Once your flight to Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA) lands you will find yourself located just 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the city centre, which is about 10 minutes by car or taxi depending on traffic, or 20 minutes by bus. Car rental counters can be found in the airport arrivals hall, and taxis are in front of the terminal exit. There is also a frequent bus that goes from the airport into the city. For exact times visit the airport information centre, which can also answer any questions about taxis, baggage, or car rentals.