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Ajaccio - its region and its real estate market

Ajaccio - its region and its real estate market

Located in the southern part of the French island of Corsica, the town of Ajaccio stands out as the capital of the « Île de Beauté » (Isle of Beauty). Nestling in the heart of the gulf that bears its name, the former imperial city reveals the charms of its streets steeped in history and its typically Mediterranean lifestyle.

During the 15 ᵉ century, Ajaccio was refounded by the Genoese, who decided to rebuild the town, building, among other things, an imposing citadel. In 1769, the birth of Napoleon Bonaparte in the city marked the beginning of an impressive boom for the town. Under the Emperor's reign, it became the capital of Corsica in 1811. Over the years, Ajaccio underwent a metamorphosis, adding sumptuous buildings, new squares and middle-class residences. Today, Ajaccio continues to attract visitors from all over the world, who appreciate the fine sands of its sumptuous gulf, its island dolce vita and its imperial memory.

Ajaccio boasts an admirable heritage, with the old town dotted with colorful houses and narrow streets, Napoleon Bonaparte's birthplace, the citadel, the Palais Fesch, the imperial chapel, Santa Maria Assunta cathedral and sumptuous Belle Époque mansions. As well as being the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio was also the birthplace of the famous singer Tino Rossi, who dedicated a song to his home town.

One of Ajaccio's many assets is its direct access to the sea, with the beaches of the Gulf of Ajaccio a veritable paradise for sunbathing, swimming and water sports. Don't miss the Sanguinaires Islands, a listed natural site accessible via the legendary road of the same name, which, with its many species of birds and wild beauty, will amaze nature lovers. Last but not least, Ajaccio's appeal would not be complete without mentioning its cuisine, with specialties that only Corsicans know the secret of, such as Ajaccienne fish soup, bilorbi fritters, octopus in sauce, bastelles and more.

The region and its real estate market

Ajaccio's entire city center is in high demand for high-end real estate. Luxury apartments and historic residences are particularly sought-after. The Sanguinaires district, to the west of the city, is also very popular. The Sanguinaires district, to the west of the city, is also highly sought-after, with future owners looking for prestigious villas and exceptional properties.

The south shore of the Gulf of Ajaccio, including Porticcio, Pietrosella, Coti-Chiavari, Serra-di-Ferro, Albitreccia, etc., is also highly sought-after. Charming villas with breathtaking sea views are the most sought-after properties.

Sotheby's International Realty agencies in the Ajaccio region

Sotheby's International Realty, leader in high-end real estate, invites you to discover an exclusive selection of rare and exceptional properties at its Ajaccio branch.

Prestigious apartments, seaside villas, luxury properties with swimming pools, charming « pied-à-terre », discover our properties, rigorously selected for their superior features.

With our three Corsican agencies in Ajaccio, Porto-Vecchio and Bonifacio, our team is ready to help you realize your real estate project throughout Corsica. island. We invite you to visit us in our agencies or to contact us for further information.

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