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Health

Ajaccio has three hospital sites:

  • the Misericordia Hospital, built in 1950, is located on the heights of the city centre. This is the main medical facility in the region.
  • The Annex Eugenie.
  • the Psychiatric Hospital of Castelluccio is 5 kilometres (3 miles) west of the city centre and is also home of cancer services and long-stay patients.[44]

Education

Ajaccio is the headquarters of the Academy of Corsica.

The city of Ajaccio has:[45]

  • 18 nursery schools (16

    Ajaccio has three hospital sites:

    • the Misericordia Hospital, built in 1950, is located on the heights of the city centre. This is the main medical facility in the region.
    • The Annex Eugenie.
    • the Psychiatric Hospital of Castelluccio is 5 kilometres (3 miles) west of the city centre and is also home of cancer services and long-stay patients.[44]

    Education

    Ajaccio is the headquarters of the Academy of Corsica.

    The city of Ajaccio has:[45]

    • 18 nursery schools (16 public and 2 private)
    • 17 primary schools (15 public and 2 private)
    • 6 colleges
      • 5 Public Schools:
        • Collège Arthur-Giovoni
        • Collège des Padule
        • Collège Laetitia Bonaparte
        • Collège Fesch
        • EREA
      • 1 Private School: Institution Saint Paul
    • 3 sixth-form colleges/senior high schools
      • 2 public schools:
        • Lycée Laetitia Bonaparte
        • Lycée Fesch
      • 1 private: Institution Saint Paul
    • 2 LEP (vocational high schools)
      • Lycée Finosello
      • Lycée Jules Antonini

    Higher education is undeveloped except for a few BTS and IFSI, the University of Corsica Pascal Paoli is located in Corte. A research facility of INRA is also located on Ajaccio.[46]

    Culture and heritage

    Ajaccio has a varied tourism potential, with both a cultural framework in the centre of the city and a natural heritage around the coves and beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the Natura 2000 reserve of the îles Sanguinaires.

    Civil heritageAjaccio is the headquarters of the Academy of Corsica.

    The city of Ajaccio has:[45]

    • 18 nursery schools (16 public and 2 private)
    • 17 primary schools (15 public and 2 private)
    • 6 colleges
      • 5 Public Schools:
        • Collège Arthur-Giovoni
        • Collège des Padule
        • Collège Laetitia Bonaparte
        • Collège Fesch
        • EREA
      • 1 Private School: Institution Saint Paul
    • 3 sixth-form colleges/senior high schools
      • 2 public schools:
        • Lycée Laetitia Bonaparte
        • Lycée Fesch
      • 1 private: Institution Saint Paul
    • 2 LEP (vocational high schools)
      • Lycée Finosello
      • Lycée Jules Antonini

    Higher education is undeveloped except fo

    The city of Ajaccio has:[45]

    Higher education is undeveloped except for a few BTS and IFSI, the University of Corsica Pascal Paoli is located in Corte. A research facility of INRA is also located on Ajaccio.[46]

    Culture and heritage

    Ajaccio has a varied tourism potential, with both a cultural framework in the centre of the city and a natural heritage around the coves and beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the Natura 2000 reserve of the îles Sanguinaires.

    Mediterranean Sea, as well as the Natura 2000 reserve of the îles Sanguinaires.

    Civil heritage

  • The Monument to Napoleon I in the Place d'Austerlitz (20th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svgThe town is the seat of a bishopric dating at least from the 7th century. It has tribunals of first instance and of commerce, training colleges, a communal college, a museum and a library; the three latter are established in the Palais Fesch, founded by Cardinal Fesch, who was born at Ajaccio in 1763.[7]

    The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

    • The former Episcopal Palace at 24 Rue Bonaparte (1622)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[68]
    • The Oratory of Saint Roch at Rue Cardinal-Fesch (1599)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[69]
    • The Chapel of Saint Erasme or Sant'Erasmu at 22 Rue Forcioli-Conti (17th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[70]
    • The Oratory of Saint John the Baptist at Rue du Roi-de-Dome (1565)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[71]
    • The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta at Rue Saint-Charles (1582)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[72] from the Renaissance which depended on the diocese of Ajaccio and where Napoleon was baptized with its organ from Cavaillé-Coll.[73]
    • The Chapel of the Greeks on the Route des Sanguiunaires (1619)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[74]
    • The Early Christian Baptistery of Saint John (6th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[75]
    • The Imperial Chapel (1857)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[76] houses the graves of Napoleon's parents and his brothers and sisters.
    Church of Saint-Roch, on the Cours Napoléon
    Other religious sites of interest

    Environmental heritage

    • Sanguinaires Archipelago:
      • The Route des Sanguinaires runs along the southern coast of the city after the Saint François Beach. It is lined with villas and coves and beaches. Along the road is the Ajaccio cemetery with the grave of Corsican singer Tino Rossi.
      • At the mouth of the Route des Sanguinaires is the Pointe de la Parata near the archipelago and the lighthouse.
    • The Sentier des Crêtes (Crest Trail) starts from the city centre and is an easy hike offering splendid views of the Gulf of Ajaccio. The shores of the Gulf are dotted with a multitude of small coves and beaches ideal for swimming and scuba diving.
    • Many small paths traversing the maquis (high ground covered in thick vegetation) in the commune from which the Maquis resistance network was named.

    Interests

    • The city has two marinas and a casino.
    • The main activities are concentrated in the city centre on the Route des Sanguinaires (cinemas, bars, clubs etc.).

    In popular culture

    Films made in Ajaccio include:

    Sports

    There are various sports facilities developed throughout the city.

    Notable people

    Many members of the Bonaparte family were born in Ajaccio, including Napoleon
    • The Sentier des Crêtes (Crest Trail) starts from the city centre and is an easy hike offering splendid views of the Gulf of Ajaccio. The shores of the Gulf are dotted with a multitude of small coves and beaches ideal for swimming and scuba diving.
    • Many small paths traversing the maquis (high ground covered in thick vegetation) in the commune from which the Maquis resistance network was named.

    Interests

    • The city has two marinas and a casino.
    • The main activities are concentrated in the city centre on the Route des Sanguinaires (cinemas, bars, clubs etc.).

    In popular culture

    Films made in Ajaccio include:

    Sports

    There are various sports facilities developed throughout the city.

    Notable people

    Many members of the Bonaparte family were born in Ajaccio, including Napoleon
  • The iles sanguinaires and views of la Parata from the sentier des crêtes

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    Along the sentier des crêtes: Skull Rock

  • Interests

    Many members of the Bonaparte family were born in Ajaccio, including Napoleon