Sunday, 29 August 2010

The birthplace of Napoleon

Our final port of call before returning to Palma for our flight home.......Ajaccio,Corsica.......the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte........a charming little city......full of palm trees and pretty squares.....with a real 'Riviera' feel to it.


We took the 'tourist train' for a visit round the city's highlights.....with only half a day here......we'd have never managed to walk it all in the time.

As expected.....a lot of Napoleon related attractions......but sadly the museum was not open.
He's obviously considered a hero, not a villian, here!!




More fascinating little shopping streets.....plenty of 'foodie' shops here.......where we bought delicious French conserves.....and a wander through the delightful port area.......full of little cafes.......the occasional statue.......and lots of yachts to ogle........back to the ship....for the start of our journey home "sigh"





11 comments:

Kathyk said...

Woo Hoo, more fab piccies - thank you SOOOO much for sharing, I've enjoyed my cruise!

Kathyk

Sian said...

I agree with Kathy! Your photos have brought back many happy memories for me and it's been lovely to see how much you've enjoyed your trip too. Such a shame that Ocean Village is leaving.

humel said...

Yes, I echo all the above :-) Thank you so, so much for sharing your trip with us Jacky xx

Elizabeth said...

Add my thanks for your sharing all your wonderful photos from your trip. We didn't taking a vacation this year--just a few weekends off so your photos let me share a bit of your vacation.

clare said...

more lovely holiday snaps....you lucky thing! X

Scrappi Sandi said...

You're not the first person I've known to be disappointed with Naples!! but your pics were still fabulous noetheless!!

Ditto your photo's of Corsica...I really feel that I've been on a med cruise myself!! thank you so much for sharing!!

Cheri said...

Jacky - I've lost count ... how many days was this cruise and how many ports did you visit???

Dora said...

I've been to Naples but not here, looks beautiful xx

Amy said...

The blue sky and water is just divine Jacky!
We have big ships like yours come into Melbourne, it is funny to see pictures like the last two and actually imagine people on them - they always seem so removed in dock!

Liberty :) said...

we had an unscheduled overnighter here! was really nice! a nightmarket along the dock! i went on the little train too and the beach is just around the corner. i love ajaccio!!

Denise said...

Fab photos again, have enjoyed seeing them all -thanks for sharingxx