Place Foch, Ajaccio

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Once the site of old Ajaccio's medieval gate, Place Foch is an architectural monument designed in the 18th century. At its center stands the 28 m (92 ft) column erected in 1790 as a tribute to freedom. Placed atop the column during the restoration stands a statue of King Louis XVI, which is why many locals call this monument Place Louis XVI. Make Place Foch a centerpiece of your Ajaccio vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ajaccio trip builder website.
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  • Named after the Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the square seems to be entirely dedicated to Napoleon, just like almost everything in Ajaccio. A massive Napoleon monument dominates the square and Napoleon...  more »
  • The morning market was clearly a very good one but was packing up when we arrived. This is where it all happens and radiates from. Bus tours, little train tours etc. Plenty of cafes and shops round...  more »
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