Although rain hampered our visit to Ajaccio in Corsica, there were some must-see places that we couldn't pass up. So, umbrella in hand, we walked quickly away from the small city centre to the Place d'Austerlitz. There you can see an imposing monument to the glory of Napoleon. You can climb the stairs to the top, and get a good view of the city. The sculpture is a replica of the one at the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris. The square is a large unpaved space used for concertss and other activities. A good place to sit and soak up the history that linked the Emperor to this, his birthplace.