Grotte de Napoléon

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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: SpeleologyTectonic cave
Light: n/a
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15-AUG-1938 Napoleon monument inaugurated.


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, they miss visiting the nearby cave. It is a huge pyramid of white marble, with a sculpture of Napoleon on top, made of bronze.