Grotte de Napoléon


Useful Information

Location: Ajaccio, place d'Austerlitz (place du Casone). (41°55'1.70"N, 8°43'32.07"E)
Open: no restrictions [2007]
Fee: free [2007]
Classification: ExplainTectonic cave
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History

15-AUG-1938 Napoleon monument inaugurated.

Description

Grotte de Napoléon is not really a cave, it is a sort of shelter formed by a few huge rocks. To this place, shaded by some olive trees and the rocks, the young Napoleon went to hide.

As the cave is rather small and unimposing, most visitors just see the Mémorial Napoléon. It is a huge pyramid of white marble, with a sculpture of Napoleon on top, made of bronze. The