Place Foch

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Located in the center of Ajaccio's old quarter, close to the east coast, lies the majestic Place Foch.

Stunning flora in the area inspired the previous names for this square - Alder Square and Palm Tree Square.

The plaza served a functional purpose in ancient Ajaccio, connecting the city with the port. The plaza is open for all at all hours year-round with no entrance cost. Every Thursday throughout the months of July and August, there is a fascinating performance of the Changing of the Guard.

The plaza is accessible from just about everywhere in the city by public transportation.

How to explore Place Foch?

  • Tour the beautiful Four Lions Fountain in the center of Place Foch. Take pictures by the square's stunning granite fountain. Four guardian lions flank the marble statue of Napoleon in a Roman toga.
  • Take some time out for leisure with a picnic basket and take in the surrounding structure.
  • There is a food market along one-half of the square. Peruse the market for French nougat and chorizo while taking in the blue-green hues and noises of Corsica.
  • Barter with the street sellers selling food and drinks, and then enjoy your lunch while people-watching in the square.
  • In the afternoon, acquire local food. Jams, cheeses, spices, wines, and more are just some of the market's offerings. Make use of any available free samples before making a purchase.
  • You can see boats and the dazzling Mediterranean Sea from the easternmost part of the plaza. Take a look at the white buildings that border Place Foch.
  • Near the square's opposite end are a number of lounges and cafes. Have a coffee and a crepe while you plot out your remaining city hours.
  • Take in the plaza's picturesque setting at night when lights strung among the palm trees turn on.
  • The Congress Palace, the Bonaparte House Museum, and the Musée Fesch are just a few of the notable cultural landmarks you can visit while strolling through this charming region of Ajaccio.
  • imageDuration Required
    2 hours

Address of Place Foch

20000 Ajaccio, France

Opening & Closing time of Place Foch

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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