The Cathedral of the Assumption in Ajaccio, Corsica, France

The Cathedral of the Assumption in Ajaccio, Corsica, France is the place where Napoleon Bonaparte was baptized on 21 July 1771.  The main altar is from the Dei Suffraganti church in Lucca and was given to the cathedral by Napoleon’s sister, Elisa Bacciochi, princess of Lucca and Piombino.  Prominent in the back of the cathedral are the pipes of the organ and, on one side of the cathedral is the Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy.

Exterior of the Cathedral of the Assumption

Exterior of the Cathedral of the Assumption

SOURCE:  Exterior of the Cathedral of the Assumption (Ajaccio, Corsica, France); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 09 August 2011.

Main Altar of the Cathedral of the Assumption

Main Altar of the Cathedral of the Assumption

SOURCE:  Main Altar of the Cathedral of the Assumption (Ajaccio, Corsica, France); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 09 August 2011.

Organ Pipes in the Cathedral of the Assumption

Organ Pipes in the Cathedral of the Assumption

SOURCE:  Organ Pipes in the Cathedral of the Assumption (Ajaccio, Corsica, France); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 09 August 2011.

Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy

Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy

SOURCE:  Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy (Ajaccio, Corsica, France); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 09 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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