The Birthplace of Napoleon and the Citadel in Ajaccio, Corsica, France

Napoleon Bonaparte was born in a four story house not far from the citadel in Ajaccio, Corsica, France.  The Citadel in Ajaccio is located a couple of blocks from this house.  Napoleon certainly would have been familiar with the Citadel which was built in the 16th century and is still used for naval purposes.  According to my guide, a few animals are the only permanent residents of the citadel today.

Doorway at Napoleon's Birthplace

Doorway at Napoleon’s Birthplace

SOURCE:  Doorway at Napoleon’s Birthplace (Ajaccio, Corsica, France); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 09 August 2011.

Napoleon's Birthplace

Napoleon’s Birthplace

SOURCE:  Napoleon’s Birthplace (Ajaccio, Corsica, France); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 09 August 2011.

The Citadel in Ajaccio

The Citadel in Ajaccio

SOURCE:  The Citadel in Ajaccio (Ajaccio, Corsica, France); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 09 August 2011.

Wall of the Citadel in Ajaccio

Wall of the Citadel in Ajaccio

SOURCE:  Wall of the Citadel in Ajaccio (Ajaccio, Corsica, France); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 09 August 2011.

Resident of the Ajaccio Citadel

Resident of the Ajaccio Citadel

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

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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