We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (1,586)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“monte cristo”(121 reviews)
“boat ride”(44 reviews)
“alexandre dumas”(23 reviews)
This famous fortress, standing on a rocky island off the coast of Marseille, was immortalised by Alexandre Dumas in The Count of Monte Cristo as the prison where the novel’s hero, Edmond Dantes, was incarcerated before ultimately escaping. The...more
Certificate of Excellence
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Marseille
1 quai de la Fraternite, 13001 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 59 02 30
Improve This Listing
Chateau d'If Tours and Tickets
from USD 6.82
More Info
from USD 79.60
More Info
from USD 79.60
More Info
from USD 1,125.72
More Info
from USD 79.60
More Info
from USD 147.82
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (1,676)
Filter reviews
416 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews monte cristo boat ride alexandre dumas chateau d'if ferry company political prisoners boat leaving famous story prison island vieux port other islands old port interesting history great boat trip historical place entrance fee worth the trip
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 416 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who could be so close to Chateau d'If and not visit? Thanks to Dumas the place of horror for countless prisoners is now a place of interest. The Monte Cristo story gave birth to so much more including Les Mis. Visiting the cells brings a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It only takes about an hour but the trip was everything I hoped. Very informative literature in English everywhere in the Chateau. A must see in Marseilles.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Barrybur
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting for The Count of Monte Cristo and The Man in the Iron Mask. So much history here and great views of the harbor. Self guided tours are probably all you need. Many of the signs are in English. Take one of the water...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank davidewarren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited three days to visit as waves were too high to go over. Well worth the wait. Reasonable but don’t forget you have to pay €6 once you land on the island.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Trimsaran_56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the boat from the old port and spent some time wandering around the Chateau. We had bought boat tickets in advance but still had to queue for entrance tickets. Would recommend buying boat tickets online as have priority boarding. The Chateau is an...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 42alisonc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited it was all closed so we just look at it from a distance. The building was very impressive and wished it was open

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 48ashc
Reviewed 8 September 2019

While Alexandre Dumas' hero, being fictional, certainly wasn't imprisoned there, a number of historical figures did spend time in the cells of the castle. The 360 degrees view towards Marseille and the sea is also fantastic. Tickets are 6 euros per person.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank nikolai_atanassov
Reviewed 3 September 2019

We were on a cruise. we walked straight to the pier were water shuttle takes you to Chateau d"IF and they said no rides to Chateau due to it being closed because of rough waters. If you plan on visiting Chateau d'IF WAIT and buy...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Sightsee200793
Reviewed 2 September 2019

Super neat place filled with history if you're into that, views if your into that, photo stops if you're into that. There is a place to get snacks and drinks which we did not try. Great place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank AndersonFamily2020
Reviewed 23 August 2019

This really is not managed very well at all. Queued for an hour to get tickets, only to be told that the last boat has left while I was still queuing outside in 30 degree celcius, AND they couldn't sell me a ticket for the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank farhana1906
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 136 nearby hotels
Grand Hotel Beauvau Marseille Vieux Port - MGallery Collection
799 reviews
.06 km away
Escale Oceania Marseille Vieux Port
1,205 reviews
.07 km away
Hotel Carre Vieux Port Marseille
738 reviews
.08 km away
Grand Tonic Hotel Marseille
600 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,788 nearby restaurants
Une Table au Sud
800 reviews
.10 km away
Brasserie du Port Om Cafe
837 reviews
.05 km away
42 reviews
.10 km away
Pizzeria Di Venezia
133 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 681 nearby attractions
Le Vieux Port
8,762 reviews
.05 km away
L'Ombriere de Norman Foster
30 reviews
.08 km away
Grande roue de Marseille
108 reviews
.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
3 May 2019|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from patrickruymen | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, you can pick the sites according to the different schedules offered
18 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Mike F | Reviewed this property |
When we went if October last year the timetable said the boat stopped at Chateau D'If, however the boat went straight past on both ways to Frioul. Frioul was nice but there was nothing to do there in October. Suggest... More
12 April 2017|
Response from emafalc | Reviewed this property |
I' m sorry I don"t know. Maybe in website you can find this info.