Birthplace in Ajaccio
Bonaparte family home in Ajaccio was a large four-storey
building that proved comfortable for Napoleon
his brothers and sisters. All,
but Joseph, were born
on the first floor of the house.
1793, the family members left Corsica
because of their pro-French political leanings and it
wasn't until 1797 that his mother Letitzia
house has been enlarged and refurbished several times
in its history and is now a museum.
can get a glimpse of 18th Century Corsica in a display
and tour the rooms that the children shared. Also on show
is the room Napoleon is said to have stayed in for the
last time on his way back to France from Egypt.
are many other historical and family displays within the
museum dating from before Napoleon's rise to power right
through to the Second Empire and Napoleon III.