Museum and interpretation centre

municipal library

2018- Municipal Library NC
Presentation What to do in the Ajaccio region?

CLOSURE FOR WORKS

The municipal library was created in 1801 by Lucien Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother.
Its entrance is remarkable for the grand staircase and the two lions, which were moulded by Canova on the originals that adorn the tomb of Pope Clement XIII in Saint Peter's in Rome.
The reading room, which is 30 metres long, houses part of the ancient collection. It now contains 40,000 works from the 15th to the 19th century, including 29 incunabula and 220 manuscripts.
These marvels are to be found in Ajaccio thanks in particular to donations from Cardinal Fesch, Roland Bonaparte, grandson of Lucien, and Louis Campi.
The library also owns:
- Blaeu's Encyclopédie géographique (17th century) 23 volumes.
- Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie (18th century) 27 volumes.
- Buffon's Histoire Naturelle (18th century) 37 volumes;

To get there with the Muvistrada buses: Lines 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 7 - Nearest stop: St Roch

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  • History
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French

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  • Self-guided tours
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  • Free of charge>

    Free admission

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Openings

  • MondayFrom 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00
  • TuesdayFrom 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00
  • WednesdayFrom 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00
  • ThursdayFrom 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00
  • FridayFrom 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
  • Open all year round
    Closed on weekends and public holidays

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To make you want to travel in the Ajaccio region!
Melanie Escach

Travel and photography, that's a nice promise. "From the Pyrenees-Orientales (in France) to the end of the world, I will take you in my suitcase to discover the wonders of our beautiful planet. Mélanie

Museum and interpretation centre municipal library
50-52 rue Fesch
20000 AJACCIO

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